FAO / FOOD SYSTEMS SUMMIT CLOSING

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The UN Food Systems Summit +2 Stocktaking Moment closed on Wednesday at the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) after three days of high-level events, meetings and dialogues bringing together over 2000 participants from 180 countries to explore challenges and opportunities to transform agrifood systems. FAO

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STORY: FAO / FOOD SYSTEMS SUMMIT CLOSING
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SOURCE: FAO
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LANGUAGE: ENGLISH / NATS

DATELINE: 26 JULY 2023, ROME, ITALY / RECENT

SHOTLIST:

1. Wide shot, FAO headquarters
2. Med shot, tilt down on FAO logo
3. Close up, sign reading “UN Food Systems Summit +2”
4. Wide shot, Amina J. Mohammed, Deputy Secretary- General of the United Nations arriving at FAO headquarters
5. Tracking shot, FAO Director-General talking during the closing ceremony
6. SOUNDBITE (ENGLISH) QU Dongyu, FAO Director-General:
“We have collectively recognized that the drivers of food insecurity and malnutrition have become even more complex due to the reinforcing and interconnected risk and impact of the climate crisis, economic shocks, and ongoing conflicts or any other natural disasters, we never know even tomorrow, or the day after tomorrow.”
7. Med shot, audience listening
8. Wide shot, audience listening with FAO Director-General speaking onscreen
9. SOUNDBITE (ENGLISH) QU Dongyu, FAO Director-General:
“In a world where projections show 600 million people will be hungry by 2030, transforming global agrifood systems is not a choice, it is a must to ensure food security for all. I hope this Stock Taking Moment has provided a holistic window to see where we stand, what we have done so far, and how much we need to more and better. The path is long and we need to accelerate our step.”
10. Wide shot, Amina J. Mohammed, Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations speaking
11. Med shot, Amina J. Mohammed, Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations speaking
12. SOUNDBITE (ENGLISH) Amina J. Mohammed, Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations:
“This Stocktaking Moment has confirmed what we learned at the first Food Systems Summit in 2021 that we can increase ambition and accelerate action. At every step, the UN System, led by the coordinated action of the Rome-based agencies FAO, WFP and IFAD, and the UN Food Systems Coordination Hub, will continue to provide leadership to make food systems transformation a reality for the 155 countries and stakeholders that have embarked on this process already, and those that we encourage to join in the future. It is our collective responsibility and our common purpose. We are proud to take this journey with all of you. Let us take the spirit of this convening into the broader push to rescue the SDGs and into the concrete, day-to- day efforts to make food systems work for everyone.”
13. Med shot, Cindy McCain, Executive Director of the World Food Programme (WFP), speaking
14. Close up, Antonio Tajani, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs of Italy listening
15. Med shot, Alvaro Lario, President of the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD),
16. Tracking shot, closing ceremony, Antonio Tajani, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs of Italy addressing the audience

25 JULY 2023, ROME, ITALY

17. Tracking shot, participants walking inside FAO headquarters
18. Wide shot, participant passing by UN Food Systems Summit +2 sign
19. Tilt down, UN Food Systems Summit +2 Exhibit stands
20. Wide shot, Amina J. Mohammed (center), Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations and FAO Director General, Qu Dongyu (right) visiting the UN Food Systems Summit +2 Exhibit
21. Wide shot, media crew recording an interview
22. Med shot, media crew recording an interview
23. Wide shot, Science, Technology and innovation event
24. Close up, QU Dongyu, FAO Director-General addressing the audience
25. Med shot, public attending the event
26. Wide shot, Building Africa's Food Sovereignty and Resilience event
27. Wide shot, audience clapping
28. Med shot, United Nations flag



STORYLINE:

The UN Food Systems Summit +2 Stocktaking Moment closed on Wednesday at the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) after three days of high-level events, meetings and dialogues bringing together over 2000 participants from 180 countries, including over 20 Heads of State and Government and 125 Ministers, to explore challenges and opportunities to transform agrifood systems.

In his closing remarks, FAO Director-General, QU Dongyu, said he hoped participants left Rome with key takeaways to support their national pathways, after collectively recognizing that the drivers of food insecurity and malnutrition have become even more complex due to the reinforcing and interconnected risk and impact of the climate crisis, economic shocks, and ongoing conflicts.

SOUNDBITE (ENGLISH) QU Dongyu, FAO Director-General: “We have collectively recognized that the drivers of food insecurity and malnutrition have become even more complex due to the reinforcing and interconnected risk and impact of the climate crisis, economic shocks, and ongoing conflicts.”

FAO Director-General acknowledged the discussions about the need for a high-level, long-term political commitment and highlighted that transforming agrifood systems is crucial to achieve food security.

SOUNDBITE (ENGLISH) QU Dongyu, FAO Director-General: “In a world where projections show 600 million people will be hungry by 2030, transforming global agrifood systems is not a choice, it is a must to ensure food security for all. I hope this Stock Taking Moment has provided a holistic window to see where we stand, what we have done so far, and how much we need to do more and better. The path is long and we need to accelerate our step.”

QU underscored that the FAO is committed to supporting members along with their national pathways toward better production, better nutrition, a better environment, and a better life, leaving no one behind.

The United Nations Deputy Secretary-General, Amina Mohammed, officially closed the UNFSS+2 Stocktaking Moment by reading a Call-to-Action on behalf of the UN Secretary-General, António Guterres.

She advocated for urgent action at scale to close the implementation gap, highlighting the linkages to financing for development, debt relief, and access to science, technology and innovation for all. She also outlined key priorities for further action by state and non-state actors.

SOUNDBITE (ENGLISH) Amina J. Mohammed, Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations: “This Stocktaking Moment has confirmed what we learned at the first Food Systems Summit in 2021 that we can increase ambition and accelerate action. At every step, the UN System, led by the coordinated action of the Rome-based agencies FAO, WFP and IFAD, and the UN Food Systems Coordination Hub, will continue to provide leadership to make food systems transformation a reality for the 155 countries and stakeholders that have embarked on this process already, and those that we encourage to join in the future. It is our collective responsibility and our common purpose. We are proud to take this journey with all of you. Let us take the spirit of this convening into the broader push to rescue the SDGs and into the concrete, day-to- day efforts to make food systems work for everyone.”

The closing ceremony also had the participation of the President of the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), Alvaro Lario, and the Executive Director of the World Food Programme (WFP), Cindy McCain.

The UN Food Systems Summit +2 Stocktaking Moment built on the momentum of the 2021 Food Systems Summit by creating a conducive space for countries to review progress on the commitments to action and identify successes, enduring bottlenecks and priorities.

The three-day high-level event was convened by the United Nations Secretariat and hosted by Italy, in collaboration with the Rome-based UN Agencies, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), World Food Programme (WFP).

The next meeting, the UN Food Systems Summit +4, will be held in 2025.

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