UN / FOOD SYSTEMS SUMMIT GUTERRES

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Speaking at the opening of the UN Food Systems Summit, the UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres stressed that we must build a world where healthy and nutritious food is available and affordable for everyone, everywhere. UNIFEED

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DATELINE: 23 SEPTEMBER 2021, NEW YORK CITY

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1.Exterior shot, flags at the UN Headquarters

23 SEPTEMBER 2021, NEW YORK CITY

2.Various shots, Food Systems Summit virtual stage
3.SOUNDBITE (English) Antonio Guterres, Secretary-General of the United Nations:
“We need food systems that support the health and well-being of all people. Malnutrition, hunger and famine are not forces of nature. They are the result of the actions – or inactions – of all of us. As a global community, we need to ramp up emergency food and nutrition systems in areas affected by conflict or climate emergencies. We need to invest in early-warning famine prevention systems. And we need to shock-proof all of the systems that contribute to nutrition – from food systems themselves, to health, water and sanitation. Nutritious and diverse diets are often too costly or inaccessible. This can lead to poor consumer choices – or no choice at all. I urge governments and businesses to work together to increase access to healthy diets, including by incentivizing new behaviours.”
4.Wide shot, Food Systems Summit virtual stage
5.SOUNDBITE (French) Antonio Guterres, Secretary-General of the United Nations:
“We need food systems that protect our planet. It is possible to feed a growing global population while also safeguarding our environment. It takes sustainable consumption and production methods and nature-based solutions. It takes the smart, sustainable management of natural resources — from farms to fisheries. And it takes countries coming to COP26 in Glasgow with bold, targeted plans to keep the promise of the Paris Agreement.”
6.Wide shot, Food Systems Summit virtual stage
7.SOUNDBITE (French) Antonio Guterres, Secretary-General of the United Nations:
“Working in the fields, transporting food to market and to our homes and doing so during an extraordinary period of lockdowns and transportation constraints, these women and men have been the unsung heroes of the last 18 months. Too often, these workers are underpaid — even exploited. Yet these systems and the people who keep them up-and-running represent 10 per cent of the global economy. They can be a powerful driver for an inclusive and equitable recovery from COVID-19. But only if we change how we support them. As a global community, we need to shift our approach on agricultural subsidies, and employment support for workers.”
8.Wide shot, Food Systems Summit virtual stage
9.SOUNDBITE (English) Antonio Guterres, Secretary-General of the United Nations:
“We also need more businesses to join this work – from food producers, to the transportation and marketing industries. We need the advocacy and voice of civil society to continue calling for change. And throughout, we need the engagement of the people at the centre of our food systems. Family farmers, herders, workers, Indigenous Peoples, women, young people. Let’s learn from each other – and be inspired by one another – as we work together to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals. Excellencies, dear friends, Food is life – and food is hope. Change in food systems is not only possible, it is necessary. For people. For our planet. For prosperity. This is our moment. Let’s get to work.”
10.Wide shot, Food Systems Summit virtual stage

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Speaking at the opening of the UN Food Systems Summit, the UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres stressed that we must build a world where healthy and nutritious food is available and affordable for everyone, everywhere.

He noted that the COVID-19 pandemic has plunged millions into extreme poverty and raised the spectre of famine in a growing number of countries. At the same time, he added, we are waging a war against nature and reaping the bitter harvest of ruined crops, dwindling incomes and failing food systems.

The Secretary-General stressed that food systems can and must play a leading role in addressing all of the challenges to realize the Sustainable Development Goals.

“We also need more businesses to join this work – from food producers, to the transportation and marketing industries,” Guterres said. “We need the advocacy and voice of civil society to continue calling for change. And throughout, we need the engagement of the people at the centre of our food systems. Family farmers, herders, workers, Indigenous Peoples, women, young people.”

Secretary-General identified three areas for the food systems improvement: the food systems that “support the health and well-being of all people” and he urged the world’s “governments and businesses to work together to increase access to healthy diets, including by incentivizing new behaviours,” the food systems that protect our planet and the prosperity of farmers and food workers.

“Working in the fields, transporting food to market and to our homes and doing so during an extraordinary period of lockdowns and transportation constraints, these women and men have been the unsung heroes of the last 18 months,” said Guterres adding in “Too often, these workers are underpaid — even exploited” and called for a shift to our “approach on agricultural subsidies, and employment support for workers.”

The UN Food Systems Summit, held during the UN General Assembly in New York on September 23, aims to set the stage for global food systems transformation to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals by 2030.
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