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Civil Society Mechanism is promoting a call to join forces to respond to the UN Food System Summit

The Civil Society and Indigenous Peoples’ Mechanism (CSM) for relations with the Committee on World Food Security (CFS) is promoting a call to join forces to challenge the upcoming UN Food Systems Summit (FSS) which is expected to take place in September 2021.

CSM believes that the Summit is going into a problematic direction, and have therefore expressed its concerns in a collective letter co-signed by nearly 550 organizations to the UN Secretary General in March 2020, which still remains unanswered.

The way in which the preparations for the Summit have evolved over recent months does not correspond to a rights-based, legitimate and inclusive multilateral policy process. The undue corporate influence on the Food Systems Summit and the lack of transparency and clarity of its preparation process has raised profound concerns in the participating organizations of the CSM.

They have therefore decided to launch a call for engagement to a process of building joint strategies around essential issues for the life and wellbeing of peoples and communities: food, health, nature, Peoples’ sovereignty, and economic, social, gender and climate justice.

This call invites movements, networks and organization to join forces in a collective process to challenge the FSS.

Each network/organization is willing to join this collective convergence and movement-building process, can express its interest here.

Below you can download the call engagement.