DIRECTOR-GENERAL NGOZI OKONJO-IWEALA
The DG's video message can be watched here.
The United Nations' Food Systems Summit, convened by UN Secretary-General António Guterres, is part of the Decade of Action to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030. The Summit will launch new actions to deliver progress on all 17 SDGs, each of which relies to some degree on healthier, more sustainable and equitable food systems.
In the run-up to the Summit, the WTO Secretariat organized on 6 July a Global Dialogue on Trade in collaboration with the UN Food Systems Summit. In her opening remarks, DG Okonjo-Iweala highlighted the vital role of trade in ensuring global food security. Participants discussed how the trading system could be reformed to address the food needs of tomorrow and to support sustainable development. The dialogue can be viewed here.