Bronaugh to Lead U.S. Delegation to UN Food Systems Pre-Summit in Rome

July 23, 2021   |   News Release

WASHINGTON, July 23, 2021 – Agriculture Deputy Secretary Dr. Jewel Bronaugh will lead the United States delegation to the United Nations Food Systems Pre-Summit in Rome July 26-28.

Leading up to the UN Food Systems Summit in New York in September, Bronaugh and U.S. officials will be working with other countries and food systems stakeholders in Rome to build coalitions and consensus around shared objectives including food security and nutrition, climate change, and equity and inclusion.

“Through the Food Systems Summit and this Pre-Summit, we have an opportunity to collectively refocus the world’s attention on ending hunger and poverty and building more sustainable, equitable and resilient food systems,” Bronaugh said. “I look forward to collaborating with other governments and private sector partners to achieve these goals through science-based solutions, innovation, and investment in resilient markets and rural infrastructure worldwide.”  

While in Rome, Bronaugh will also meet with Italian government officials, including Minister of Agriculture Stefano Pautuanelli and Under Secretary of State for Ecological Transition Vannia Gava, and UN officials, including Food and Agriculture Organization Director-General Qu Dongyu and World Food Program Executive Director David Beasley.

NOTE TO MEDIA: Deputy Secretary Bronaugh will hold an off-camera, on-the-record media briefing from Rome on Wed., July 28 at 11:15 a.m., ET. Interested reporters must RSVP to press@usda.gov by Tues., July 27, at 3 p.m. ET for details.

More information on the Pre-Summit is available at: https://www.un.org/en/food-systems-summit/pre-summit

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