Following the 2021 Food Systems Summit, the UN Secretary General has committed to convene “a global stock-taking meeting every two years to review progress in implementing the outcomes of this process and its contributions to the achievement of the 2030 Agenda”. The first of the global Food Systems Stock-Taking Moments will be organized in July 2023 in Rome, Italy.
As part of the preparations for the Stack-taking moment, the UN Food Systems Coordination Hub, ESCAP, and other UN Agencies will convene an Asia-Pacific Regional Preparatory Meeting on 30 March 2023 at the United Nations Conference Centre in Bangkok, Thailand, organized on the margins of the APFSD. The Meeting will bring together National Convenors from Asia and the Pacific, UN Resident Coordinators and members of UN Country Teams, and other relevant stakeholders to discuss national and regional progress on food system transformations including the identification of best practices, bottlenecks, and capacity needs.
Attendance will include National Convenors from Asia-Pacific countries and other regional bodies, civil society and private sector representatives, the academia, and other stakeholders as well as UN regional bodies and Country Teams.
The Regional meeting will serve as a platform for the sharing of experiences, good practices, and lessons learned in National Convenors’ efforts to follow-up to the Summit including through the operationalization and implementation of their National Pathways. In addition, participants will identify priority actions and key messages for the region to be synthetized in the form of a short document, to drive actions towards accelerated transformation of food systems for the implementation of the 2030 Agenda. The key messages will serve as the collective regional input to the 2023 Stocktaking Moment.