UN Summit LogoUnited Fresh to run Independent Dialogue for UN Food Summit

In 2021, UN Secretary-General António Guterres will convene a Food Systems Summit as part of the Decade of Action to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030 (https://www.un.org/en/food-systems-summit/sdgs). It is a summit for everyone everywhere – a people’s summit. It is also a solutions summit that will require everyone to take action to transform the world’s food systems.

The success of the 2021 Food Systems Summit depends on the engagement of citizens all over the world. By convening or joining an Independent Dialogue, you can have a seat at the table and contribute directly to the Summit’s ambitious vision and objectives. 

Independent Dialogues can take many forms — from a webinar to a town-hall meeting to an informal gathering of community members.

These are locally driven and adaptable to various contexts, convened by individuals or organizations independently of national authorities but with the opportunity to formally connect into the Summit process through an official feedback mechanism.

The Independent Dialogues should be guided by the following three key features:

  • Respect the Summit’s Principles of engagement.
  • Feature structured conversations among groups with different perspectives.
  • Report back to the Summit process through an official feedback form.

United Fresh is pleased to advise that it will run an Independent Dialogue for the fresh produce industry on the 20th of April and more details will be available on this page. 

As part of this dialogue, United Fresh will engage with Tangata Whenua and other community groups who represent the people of New Zealand that will most benefit from an improved supply chain that aligns itself with the Food Systems Summit Development Goals.

Click on the links bellow to know more about:

  1. How dialogues are convened:

  2. What to expect of a dialogue event:

  3. Summit’s Principles of Engagement:

  4. The Future for Fruit & Vegetable Kai Systems in Aotearoa New Zealand:

  5. Other Dialogues around the world: