Invitation: UN Food Systems Summit Independent Dialogue

We are delighted to invite you to the online UN Food Systems Summit Dialogue: 'Healthy cities, healthy children - lessons from Dutch city systems approaches to prevent childhood obesity globally'. The dialogue is being hosted by the Netherlands Working Group of International Nutrition(NWGN), the Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN) and JOGG (Healthy Youth, Healthy Futures) and will be held on 17 June 2021, 14.00 -16.00 CEST.

Event details

17 Jun 2021
Netherlands Working Group on international Nutrition (NWGN); Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN) and ‘JOGG’ (Healthy youth, Healthy future)
Marjolijn van Leeuwen
More information

More information including can be found here.

If you would like to attend, kindly RSVP via this form by the 9 June 2021 COB. Please also share this invitation with others you think might be interested in joining.


This Independent Dialogue seeks to explore Dutch lessons in employing urban systems approaches to combat childhood obesity. Using these lessons as a starting point, we aim to explore how the Dutch lessons  can be used in other contexts. Further, we invite other local governments and communities worldwide to share their insights on such urban systems approaches. In doing so, this dialogue aims to compile successful lessons in transforming urban food systems to create a healthier youth. Hence, it aligns with Action Track 1: ‘ensure access to safe and nutritious food for all’. The insights of this dialogue will inform the Global dialogue: ‘Empowering cities and local governments to improve food systems globally’ which will take place on June 28th, 2021.  

The Dialogue will be commenced by an initial discussion between Gerda Verburg (Scaling Up Nutrition Movement) and a representative from the Amsterdam Municipality. Further, lessons from the analysis of Dutch systems approaches will be shared to initiate discussions in breakout rooms. Each breakout room will address a specific theme, introduced with reflections of a city network. Based on the exchanges and discussions from the breakout rooms, the Dialogue will conclude by weaving gained insights.

Register Here - RSVP via this form by the 9 June 2021 COB

About the 2021 UN Food Systems Summit

The UN Food Systems Summit was announced by the UN Secretary-General, António Guterres on World Food Day in October, 2019 as a part of the Decade of Action for delivery on Agenda 2030. The aim of the Summit is to deliver progress on all 17 of the SDGs through a food systems approach, leveraging the interconnectedness of food systems to global challenges such as hunger, climate change, poverty and inequality.