Switzerland is committed to sustainable food systems


Berne/Geneva – Switzerland has 13. and March 14 at the International Sustainability Forum in Geneva. One focus of her contribution to the forum was the transformation towards sustainable food systems.

Delegates from over 30 member states of the UN Economic Commission for Europe met on 13. and March 14 in Geneva for an international sustainability forum. The Swiss delegation, led by Markus Reubi, Federal Council Delegate for the 2030 Agenda, included representatives from the Departments of Foreign Affairs, Environment, Economic Affairs and Home Affairs as well as representatives from Pro Natura and the Swiss UN Youth Reps. The diversity of the delegation “testifies to the broad-based interest in accelerating the implementation of the UN Sustainable Development Goals”, Reubi is quoted as saying in a corresponding press release from the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs(FDFA). The insights gained at the forum will be incorporated into the High-Level Political Forum in July and the Future Summit in New York in September.

At this year’s discussion, the forum focused primarily on the implementation of the Agenda goals to combat poverty and hunger, on measures to combat climate change and for peace, justice and strong institutions, as well as on partnerships for the implementation of the goals, writes the FDFA. One focus of Switzerland’s contribution was on sustainable food systems. The transformation towards sustainable food systems is one of the priorities that Switzerland has set itself this year as part of its National Strategy for Sustainable Development. With this, the country wants to “make a significant contribution to combating poverty and hunger and thus to sustainable development”, according to the press release. ce/hs