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At a high-level event on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly, the Director-General of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), QU Dongyu, urged stronger political commitment and solidarity to transform agrifood systems and achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Director-General QU Dongyu presents FAO-led High Impact Initiative on Food Systems Transformation; FAO co-leads and supports other initiatives on localization, nature, and social protection

Worrying FAO report provides food for thought to world leaders ahead of upcoming UN SDG summit in New York

Let us seize this opportunity of the 2023 SDG Summit to safeguard the 2030 Agenda and build a sustainable future that leaves no one behind.

Opinion article by Stefanos Fotiou, Director of the Office of Sustainable Development Goals in the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO).


Revisit the key inputs, discussions and outcomes of UN Food Systems Summit +2 Stocktaking Moment, which took place at FAO headquarters in Rome, Italy, from 24 - 26 July 2023. This global event served as a worldwide stocktaking meeting to review progress in implementing food systems transformations and its contributions to the achievement of the 2030 Agenda. 

Latest research shows around 735 million people currently facing hunger, compared to 613 million in 2019.
Addressing a high-level United Nations Townhall Meeting held in New York during the High Level Political Forum (HLPF) 2023 on Sustainable Development, under the theme "Overcoming the crises, driving transformation for the SDGs, and leaving no one behind,” FAO Director-General QU Dongyu today outlined six actions he said were needed to transform agrifood systems to make them more efficient, more inclusive, more resilient and more sustainable.
Information from satellites is being used in a new way to help Lesotho develop and maintain a comprehensive next generation land cover database, as part of a collaboration between FAO experts, the German Agency for International Cooperation (GIZ) and the Government of Lesotho. FAO’s EOSTAT project falls under the national Integrated Catchment Management (ICM) programme, which aims to increase the country’s resilience to climate change, halt land degradation and support land restoration policies and programmes.
A selection of enterprises that are helping transform agrifood systems are to receive tailor-made help

With the adoption of the 2030 Agenda, Member States have pledged to "leave no one behind" and called for “the social, economic and political inclusion of all regardless of age, sex, disability, race, ethnicity, origin, religion, economic status or other”. This principle is at the core of the S...

FAO held a High-Level Dialogue on Sustainable Urban Food Systems for SDG Acceleration at the GFHS, December 2022