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The UN Food Systems Summit will be held in New York, on 23rd September 2021, where it addresses topics on global food systems and goals that are set out to achieve by 2030. To support this movement, Unilever Food Solutions will be hosting a series of virtual dialogues from October to December to continue raising awareness about food systems and sustainability.

Dialogue #2: Addressing Food Loss and Waste

Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) estimated that globally, one third of the food we produce never gets eaten, that is about 1.3 billion tons of food wasted each year. If global food waste was a country, it would be the third largest emitter of greenhouse gases. Ironically, while that’s happening, about 1 in 9 people go to bed hungry and around 9 million people die every year of hunger and hunger related disease.

Food loss and waste can happen at every stage in the food value chain, from farm, factory, retailer, food service and consumer’s level. Food loss and waste has indeed become a serious global issue and it has been putting a tremendous amount of pressure on the food system. The effort in reducing food loss and waste is a work in progress. The Sustainable Development Goal has call for halving per capita global food waste at retail and consumer levels by 2030, as well as reducing food losses along the production and supply chains. In this dialogue, the panelists from different sector will share their viewpoint in the strategies on tackling food loss and waste issue in the Malaysia and Singapore context.

  • Date 15 October 2021
    Time 3pm - 4pm (GMT+8)
    Venue Virtual

Key Panellists:

Brad Weller, Managing Director and Global Head, Hotels and Resorts, Winnow

Raheel Ahmad, Culinary director, APEC, Asia Pacific excluding China, Marriott International

Andrew Varona, Supply Chain Director, Unilever Malaysia & Singapore 

Moderator:

Tara Shyam, Associate Director, Regional Product Sourcing Partnerships, Asia-Pacific, The Global FoodBanking Network

Dialogue #3: Improve Accessibility of Positive Nutrition in Malaysia

Improving nutrition sits at the core of global development and is the key to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals. In this session, we will discuss the concept of positive nutrition, the evolving trend during Covid, and accessibility of nutritious foods in Malaysia. Panellists will share their viewpoints on the most relevant agenda in the topic of nutrition accessibility. Furthermore, they will explore the possible partnership to accelerate the changes.  The audience will have the opportunity to contribute to the discussion and to the vision of the Summit. 

  • Date 5 November 2021
    Time 3pm - 4pm (GMT+8)
    Venue Virtual

More About the UN Food Systems Summit

The UN Food Systems Summit will be held on 23rd September 2021 to address on topics regarding the food system, so that we can achieve the 17 Sustainable Development Goals by 2030 collectively. Through this summit, the UN will reaffirm its commitment to promote human rights for all and ensure everyone, everywhere can participate. Together, we can and must leverage the power of our food systems to achieve all our shared goals for people, planet, and prosperity.
United Nations Food Systems Summit 2021

The Summit will launch bold new actions to deliver progress on all 17 SDGs, each of which relies to some degree on healthier, more sustainable and equitable food systems.

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