The Liberian Government through the National Dialogue Convener has launched the Liberia Dialogues on the United Nations Food Systems Summit, for viable and sustained national food systems.
The launch of the dialogues is part of activities that began on August 18 and will continue to the 27, leading to the UN Food Systems Summit, to be convened by United Nations Secretary-General, Antonio Guterres in September 2021.
Delivering a special statement during the virtual event on Wednesday, Foreign Minister Maxwell Kemayah said the occasion of the Formal Launch of the Liberia National Dialogues of the United Nations Food Systems Summit is the beginning of a series of Dialogues to be hosted in preparation for the United Nations Food Systems Summit.
The Summit will be convened by the Secretary-General of the United Nations, Antonio Guterres during the High-level Week of the Seventy-sixth (76th) Session of the UN General Assembly in September 2021.
Minister Kemayah said the UN Food Systems summit 2021 aims to generate significant action and measurable progress towards the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development; raise awareness and elevate the public discussion on reforming the food systems; develop principles to guide governments and other stakeholders looking to leverage their food systems to support the SDGs.
The Liberian Foreign Minister who is a Member of the Advisory Committee of the United Nations Food Systems Summit mentioned that the Food Systems Summit also seeks to achieve specific objectives in support of its broader vision of delivering progress on the SDGs; ensuring access to safe and nutritious food for all; promoting and creating demand for healthy and sustainable diets, among others.