Act4Food

As a collective force, young people have extraordinary potential to mobilise and influence tangible, positive change in our world’s food systems. Youth across the world are rallying behind #Act4Food #Act4Change. The innovative ideas and solutions of youth must be supported in the lead up to the UN Food Systems Summit and beyond. 

Our pledge brings together young people from around the world to focus on their personal actions as a contribution to system change.  

Actions 4 change urge all people, particularly governments, businesses, UN agencies and young people to act boldly and promptly.  

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Actions For Change are the means by which you can make change happen at a national and community level. Discover more about the differences being made, and how you can get involved at actions4change.org

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Pledge & Actions

Food Systems Education: Fostering the Next Generation of Systems Thinkers

This blog was first published by Um So Planeta in Portuguese.

Food has always and will always be an important part of my life. Growing up in a household with an Italian mother, food was the center of our home.

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Dara Karakolis Canada
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Act4Food Act4Change celebrates visions of food activism

Today marks three months – a quarter of a year (wow!) – since we launched Act4Food Act4Change. It’s been quite the journey so far, with over 10,000 people taking the pledge, and 2000 votes from youth under 30 from 87 countries on the Actions4Change.

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Dara Karakolis Canada
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We must honour indigenous values to fight “the defining challenge of our time”

This blog was first published by Um So Planeta in Portuguese.

I was born on the island of Viti Levu, Fiji, in 1992. This was the year of the Earth Summit in Rio, when 154 nations signed the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change.

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Lavetanalagi Seru Fiji
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Joining the dots – when youth and decision-makers see eye-to-eye

Not so long ago, I met a government minister in person – yes, not on the television, not at the opening of an art gallery or new school or other speech-making opportunity, but face to face. I remember feeling a little bit intimidated. I remember thinking to myself: This person makes decisions, big decisions.

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Sophie Healy-Thow Ireland
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Call to Action from the Youth Constituency at the United Nations Food Systems Pre-Summit 2021

Around 10,000 young people from all over the world have been engaging in the lead-up to the United Nations Food Systems Summit, and as the milestone of the Pre-Summit draws to a close, youth make their commitments for food systems transformation loud and clear. Youth are the majority, more than half of the people in the world are under the age of 30. And their voices must be heard.

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Sophie Healy-Thow Ireland
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Meet the campaign leaders

The pledge is led by youth members of the UN Food Systems Summit Action Tracks.

Milca Jane Cameseria Philippines
Dara Karakolis Canada
Webster Isheanopa Makombe Zimbabwe
Narindra Andriamahefalison Madagascar
Janya Green United States of America
Ouyang Huiyu China
Maureen Muketha Kenya
Yumna Hussen United Kingdom
Maggie Hamilton United States of America
Rayan Kassem Lebanon
Yuhua Zong China
Dipty Chowdhury Bangladesh
Yacine Yade Senegal
Jane Napais Kenya
Lana Weidgenant Brazil
Almamy Chouaibou Diagana Mauritania
Marie-Claire Graf Switzerland
Mildred Munjunga Zambia
Mike Khunga Malawi
Stephanie Sargeant Kenya
Rafsi Albar Indonesia
Priya Prakash India
Tahiti Seymour Cayman Islands
Azeez Salawu Nigeria
Betelhem Lakew Ethiopia
Sophie Healy-Thow Ireland
Lavetanalagi Seru Fiji
Taylor Quinn Canada
Bernis Cunningham Nicaragua
Jackson Richard Buzingo Tanzania, United Republic of
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until the United Nations Food Systems Summit 2021 on 23 Sep 2021

23 September 2021: Following the pre-summit hosted in Rome in July, the UN Food Systems Summit 2021 will convene in New York in September in conjunction with the UN General Assembly. The event will bring together key players from all over the world to discuss solutions for transforming our Food Systems, and give a voice to citizens in every country.

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