External event | 24 Apr 2023 | Online

4th global conference of the Sustainable Food Systems Programme

The Sustainable Food Systems Programme of the United Nations organises its 4th conference in Hanoi (Vietnam) from 24 to 27 April, with the possibility to follow its work online. Discover more!


Aiming to contribute to the UN Food Systems Summit’s follow-up process, also in view of the first Stock-Taking Moment that is tentatively scheduled for June/July 2023 (TBC), the 4th global conference of the UN Sustainable Food Systems Programme aims to:

  1. Present transformational actions, tools and initiatives that have emerged since the UNFSS with a view to promote their uptake and upscaling in national and local policy-making processes.
  2. Further promote the food systems approach and inclusive governance and collaboration at all levels – including multilateral and particularly Rio Conventions – with a view to foster their uptake for the development of multi-sectoral action plans towards sustainable consumption and production in food systems; and
  3. Provide a space for National Convenors, UNFSS coalitions and other relevant multi-actor initiatives as well as other food systems actors, to build capacities and deepen their collective efforts towards sustainable food systems pathways, in view of the UNFSS 2023 Stock-Taking Moment.

The conference will take place in Hanoi, from 24 to 27 April (the onsite presence is possible only by invitation), but you can follow it online.

Also FOODPathS will give its contribution to the discussion: indeed, INRAE is co-organising the “Session 7: Measuring the transformation“,  that will discuss what accountability and monitoring frameworks, institutions and processes for usage of data and evidence are required for the urgent transition to sustainable food systems. Moreover, the session will include showcasing leading efforts at measuring the transformation towards sustainable food systems through multi-dimensional indices, discussing the challenges to their usage by decision-makers, and discuss which improvements and approaches could make evidence and data truly become supporting instruments to the UNFSS follow-up process.

More information about the conference outcomes, its sessions and the agenda are available on this website.