Under Secretary Moffitt Leads U.S. Delegation to UN Food Systems Summit Stocktaking in Rome

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WASHINGTON, July 20, 2023 – U.S. Department of Agriculture Under Secretary for Marketing and Regulatory Programs Jenny Lester Moffitt will lead the U.S. delegation to the United Nations Food Systems Summit +2 Stocktaking Moment in Rome, Italy, July 24-26, accompanied by leaders and technical experts from the U.S. Department of State, U.S. Agency for International Development and USDA.

The high-level event will build on the momentum of the 2021 UN Food Systems Summit, allowing the United States and other countries to review progress, successes and challenges they have faced over the past two years in combatting hunger and malnutrition and building more sustainable, equitable and resilient food systems.

“It’s an honor to lead this distinguished U.S. delegation as we engage with our international counterparts and showcase the efforts and investments the United States has made under the Biden-Harris Administration in transforming food systems, combatting food insecurity, addressing the climate crisis and fostering equity and inclusivity,” Moffitt said.

The stocktaking moment, to be held at the headquarters of the UN Food and Agriculture Organization, will also highlight the central role of food systems transformation in advancing the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) ahead of the UN SDG Summit in September.

Detailed information about the stocktaking event is available at https://www.unfoodsystemshub.org/fs-stocktaking-moment. The opening ceremony and main sessions will be streamed on UN Web TV.

In addition to taking part in the opening and closing ceremonies, Under Secretary Moffitt will speak at the following sessions (subject to change):

Mon., July 24

9:30 a.m. CET/3:30 a.m. ET

Plenary Session: School Meals Powering Food Systems Transformation

11 a.m. CET/5 a.m. ET

Leadership Dialogue: Coalitions of Action Roundtable

Tues., July 25

9:30 a.m. CET/3:30 a.m. ET

Plenary Session: Food Systems Transformation in Practice – Successes, Challenges and the Way Forward

4 p.m. CET/10 a.m. ET

Leadership Dialogue: Science, Technology and Innovation Roundtable

Wed., July 26

11 a.m. CET/5 a.m. ET

Leadership Dialogue: Empowering National Convenors Towards 2025 – Systems Leaders for Transformative Action

1:30 p.m. CEC/7:30 a.m. ET

Side Event: Farmers Markets – A Strategic Tool to Develop Resilient and Sustainable Food Systems

2:30 p.m. CET/8:30 a.m. ET

Leadership Dialogue: Food Loss and Waste


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