Guatemala Presented An Update On Food Security And Nutrition Policy At The United Nations Food Systems Summit

The summit was the first global follow-up to the 2021 Food Systems Summit.

by Astrid Luna

Guatemala City, by Brenda Larios -AGN- From July 24 to 26, a Guatemalan delegation participated in the UN Food Systems Summit +2 in Rome, Italy.

The Policy for Food and Nutritional Security introduced the new sustainable production approach -POLSAN- for 2022-2037.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock, and Food -MAGA- and the Secretariat of Food and Nutritional Security -SESAN-  headed the delegation.

The Summit

The event was held at the headquarters of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations -FAO-. The Government of Italy organized the event in collaboration with the UN agencies based in Italy, the United Nations Food Systems Coordination Center -UNFCS-, and the United Nations system.

The work agenda included plenary sessions, leadership dialogues, and special and lateral events over three full days. This official press release stated the following:

Guatemala participated in organizing the lecture: Using National Pathways as a Platform for Enhancement of public policies with close support from the UN System – cases of Guatemala, Peru, and Guyana.

The event showed how POLSAN 2022-2037 interrelates with the National pathways for developing sustainable food systems.

It is important to underscore that the POLSAN was updated after 16 years thanks to a highly participative process involving more than 4,000 stakeholders from all regions.

It is one of the most relevant milestones in addressing the issue during the administration of the President of Guatemala, Alejandro Giammattei.

More Information 

The top-level meeting was to provide the first global follow-up to the 2021 Food Systems Summit. The document states:

Almost 50,000 people attended the summit, including 77 Heads of State and governments from 193 countries. They pledged to increase and strengthen the transformative power of food systems.

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