In the fall of 2021, the UN Secretary-General convened the first-ever global Food Systems Summit (UNFSS). The Summit launched bold new actions to deliver progress on all 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), each of which relies to some degree on healthier, more sustainable and equitable food systems.
The Summit brought together key players from the worlds of science, business, policy, health care and academia, as well as farmers, Indigenous Peoples, youth organizations, consumer groups, environmental activists and other key stakeholders. Before, during and after the Summit, these actors will come together to bring about tangible, positive changes to the world’s food systems.
The UNFSS provided an ideal platform to bring new insights and a much deeper understanding of aquatic foods into dialogues about the future of food production from the ocean and freshwater systems.