Amina Mohamed was speaking during her closing press conference in Diet before the summit in Rome, Italy.
‘Lord of harmful and beneficial’
More than 500 delegates from 108 countries attended themselves, while thousands more actually joined. Participants included government officials, small farmers, producers, indigenous people, women and youth.
“This meeting showed us that there is a silver lining to the COVID crisis: Food systems are a priority area for transformational investments, which can drive the transformations we need to make,” saiDr. Ms. Mohamed.
“Only by working together – as one people, in solidarity – can we have a sustainable and prosperous planet for all.”
The Rome meeting paves the way for the United Nations Food Systems Summit in September, where countries will stress the need to change how the world produces, consumes and thinks about food.
on fertile land
It is part of the work contract to achieve Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) that aim to achieve a fairer future for all people and planet by 2030.
According to Ms. Mohammed, the previous summit of the summit provided “fertile ground” for a solid result in September.
“We are united in our belief that diets have the potential to achieve all goals for people, planet and prosperity. There is tremendous energy behind this belief,” She said.
“There is a recognition that our challenges are urgent and must be addressed at scale. There is also an incredible desire to break down the silos that exist among government ministries, sectors and thematic communities.”
Hope and solutions
In which Notes In the closing plenary, the UN Deputy Secretary-General described the summit process as a “reason for hope” during the pandemic.
Although the crisis physically separated people from each other, the process brought them together.
“The pre-summit showed me that we can fulfill the right to food, while securing the future of our planet,” She said.
“Just as food brings us together as cultures and communities, it can also bring us together around solutions.”