August 12, 2021
Courtesy, United Nations
" Transforming Food Systems: Youth Innovation for
Secretary-General António Guterres
Courtesy, United Nations
" Young people are on the frontlines of the
struggle to build a better future for
all. The COVID-19 pandemic has
highlighted the dire need for
the kind of transformational
change they seek – and
young people must be
full partners in that effort."
Quote Courtesy, UN Secretary-General António Guterres
"With the world’s population expected to increase by 2 billion people in the next 30 years, it has become recognized by numerous stakeholders that simply producing a larger volume of healthier food more sustainably will not ensure human and planetary wellbeing. Other crucial challenges must also be addressed, such as the interlinkages embodied by the 2030 Agenda including poverty reduction; social inclusion; health care; biodiversity conservation; and climate change mitigation. It has been acknowledged that there is a need for inclusive support mechanisms that ensure youth continue to amplify efforts collectively and individually to restore the planet and protect life, while integrating biodiversity in the transformation of food systems.
The theme of International Youth Day 2021, “Transforming Food Systems: Youth Innovation for Human and Planetary Health”, highlights the success of such a global effort will not be achieved without the meaningful participation of young people.
During the 2021 ECOSOC Youth Forum (EYF), the issues and priorities highlighted by young participants included the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, particularly related to its effect on human health, the environment, and food systems. As part of the official outcome recommendations of the EYF, young participants stressed the importance of working towards more equitable food systems. In addition, they highlighted the need for youth to make informed decisions on food choices through increasing global education on the healthiest and most sustainable options for both individuals and the environment. There were also recommendations on providing adequate capacity development with respect to the resilience of food systems, in particular during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and in its aftermath.
Through youth education, engagement, innovation and entrepreneurial solutions, this year’s International Youth Day aims to provide a platform for young people to continue the momentum from the EYF in the lead up to the high-level Food Systems Summit. This year, International Youth Day will be virtually convened by DESA in partnership with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations and the Major Group for Children and Youth."
Quote Courtesy, United Nations
"YOUTH ACTION MATTERS!"
Twenty Young People Are Changing the Food System in Huge Ways
The Youth of the Future Exists Today!
"YOUTH AROUND THE WORLD"
are making profound statements that
cannot be swept aside. And as "action speaks louder than words," younger
citizens are proving that 'catchy
phrase' to be ever so true with
concerted "youthful efforts"
to ensure a better world.
As time has passed from
era-to-era; from one mode
of learning to more advanced technological opportunities that
enhance knowledge & understanding, lessons learned - throughout time -
have proven to be highly valuable for
the well-being of the whole of humanity.
Having an understanding that time itself certainly does not wait, progress and
change have also undoubtedly made
clear that innovations that
develop, improve and
sustain the human
eixstence, have etched indeible
and lasting marks throughout human
history. And that precedent cannot be
lost as the world progresses further
through the portals of the 21st century:
a new era also bearing the mark
of "youthful innovation &
ingenuity" - clever,
original, and inventive
ways of contributing to . . .
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