We are pleased to share with you the statement released by the People’s Autonomous Response to the UN Food Systems Summit+2 on July 12. This crucial statement addresses the pressing global crisis of hunger and malnutrition and highlights the need for urgent and coordinated actions that prioritize the rights and demands of those most affected.

Key Messages from the Statement:

  1. Neglecting Rights and Structural Causes: The UN Food Systems Summit (UNFSS) has fallen short in addressing the fundamental rights and demands of those impacted by the crisis. It has also failed to acknowledge and tackle the structural causes at the core of the ongoing challenges.

  2. Disguised "Business as Usual": The UNFSS, instead of taking transformative action, has camouflaged "business as usual" under the guise of promoting and consolidating corporate-driven industrial food systems. This approach impedes real progress and exacerbates existing issues.

  3. UNFSS+2 Stocktaking Moment: The upcoming UNFSS+2 Stocktaking Moment runs the risk of repeating the failures of the initial Summit. The absence of a corporate accountability framework opens the door for increased corporate influence within the United Nations, a concerning development.

  4. The Clash of Visions: The UNFSS controversy is rooted in the conflict between corporate-driven industrial food systems and the urgent need for a human rights-based, agroecological food system transformation towards food sovereignty.

  5. Call to Action: Social movements, Indigenous peoples, and civil society organizations worldwide express their deep concerns about the growing corporate power in the United Nations. They demand real food systems change and advocate for a stronger democratic multilateralism within the UN.

To read the complete statement and gain a comprehensive understanding of the complexities surrounding the UN Food Systems Summit+2, please visit the link below:

Read the full statement here