Bronaugh Leads U.S. Delegation to UN Food Systems Pre-Summit in Rome

August 11, 2021   |   Feature
Deputy Secretary Bronaugh at UN FAO headquarters in Rome
The Rome headquarters of the UN Food and Agricultural Organization was the site of the UN Food Systems Pre-Summit Ministerial attended by Deputy Secretary Jewel Bronaugh as head of the U.S. delegation..

In the leadup to the United Nations Food Systems Summit in September, U.S. government officials took part in the Pre-Summit Ministerial meeting in Rome July 26-28. Deputy Secretary of Agriculture Dr. Jewel Bronaugh led the U.S. delegation in advancing proposals, building coalitions, and seeking solutions to end hunger and poverty and build more sustainable, equitable and resilient food systems.

“Through the Food Systems Summit, we have an opportunity to collectively refocus the world’s attention on ending hunger and poverty and building more sustainable, equitable, and resilient food systems. At the Pre-Summit in Rome, we’ve been working with other countries and delegates to build coalitions and consensus around shared priorities, including hunger and nutrition, climate change, and inclusion and equity,” Bronaugh said.

“In addition, we remain focused on some key principles that underpin these priorities, including leading with science and innovation, enabling trade, and enhancing rural infrastructure and investment,” she added.

U.S. National Statement Delivered by Deputy Secretary of Agriculture Jewel Bronaugh

U.S. Government Pre-Summit Summary Statement

Additional Food Systems Summit Information from USDA

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As head of the United States delegation to the UN Food Systems Pre-Summit Ministerial in Rome, Deputy Agriculture Secretary Dr. Jewel Bronaugh delivered the U.S. National Statement.