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2023 UN Food Systems Stocktaking Moment

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The Stocktaking Moment will build on the momentum of the 2021 Food Systems Summit and will create a conducive space for countries to review commitments to action that were made during the Summit, share stories of success and early signs of transformation, maintain the momentum for bold acceleration and bold action to further the resilience of food systems, advocate for their adaptation to climate change, ensure they contribute to communities’ resilience to further shocks and crises, and boost the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Objectives of the Meeting

The aim of the 2023 Stocktaking Moment is to provide opportunities for countries to report on progress made at the national level since the 2021 United Nations Food Systems Summit and their contributions to the achievement of the 2030 Agenda, despite a current global context that has substantially changed. Just a few weeks before the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) Summit, the 2023 Stocktaking Moment will highlight the biggest transformative potential of the 2030 Agenda and the different pathways that should be followed to accelerate progress and put the world back on track by following a systemic integrated approach that addresses multiple goals simultaneously, taking advantage of positive synergies with other targets while resolving or ameliorating the negative trade-offs with yet others.


The 2023 Stocktaking Moment will build momentum for implementation of national food system transformation pathways developed in the context of the 2021 Food Systems Summit and bring together countries, stakeholders and the Food Systems Ecosystem of Support to report on the progress they have made, but also highlight and commit to address bottlenecks through bolder action. To support countries presenting their achievements, challenges and next steps, the United Nations Food Systems Coordination Hub (The Hub), hosted at FAO, will provide a template for voluntary reporting by the countries. Similar templates will be developed for presenting progress by the United Nations and the Food Systems Ecosystem of Support.

More information HERE

Template for Voluntary Progress Report on Food Systems Transformation in Countries

As per several requests from countries, the Hub has developed a template that can be used on a voluntary basis by countries in order to systematize their preparations for the 1st Food Systems Stocktaking Moment.  This template seeks to serve a voluntary effort and does not imply any mandatory reporting request in relation to the Stocktaking Moment.

Please note that this template should be used by countries to present their overall journey on implementing food systems transformation. An additional template for countries that would like to present stories /good practices of food systems transformation is also available.

This template is designed to facilitate submission of inputs by national governments. The Hub encourages the National Food Systems Convenors (or other food systems focal points in the absence of a Convenor), to submit one document per country that summarizes inputs from all Government Agencies, other public institutions as well as stakeholders and other food systems actors.

The Hub would appreciate to receive the submissions by Friday 5 May 2023.


From 24 July 2023 to 26 July 2023



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