Date: Saturday, November 20th, 2021 @ 9:00 PM – 11:00 PM Mountain Standard Time (Find Your Time Zone and Date)
The need to establish this Independent Forum was agreed at the Indigenous Peoples’ Global Consultation for the UN Food Systems Summit (UNFSS) on May 29-30, 2021. Its focus is information sharing and discussion of strategies to strengthen the self-determined participation of Indigenous Peoples in UN bodies impacting Indigenous Peoples’ Food Systems and Right to Food. The 3rd meeting of the Forum was held on September 25th and included a report of outcomes of the UN Food Systems Summit regarding Indigenous Peoples, an update from the World Conservation Congress (IUCN) and the CBD regarding the “30×30” policy for “protected areas”, and UN chemical treaties updates. Proposed topics for the 4th meeting include:
- Updates from COP 26
- Update from the Committee on Food Security (CFS)
- Update on the “30×30” policy for “protected areas”
- FAO code of conduct on pesticides
- Update from Dr. Myrna Cunningham on the Indigenous Peoples food systems coalition from the UNFSS
- And other matters of concern
This meeting is open to all Indigenous Peoples, with a special invitation to Indigenous food producers and knowledge holders, youth, and elders.
Zoom registration link: https://link.iitc.org/FOOD4
Interpretation will be provided in English, Spanish, Russian, French, and Portuguese.