Nepali Prime Minister to Attend UN Food Systems Summit in Rome
Nepali Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal is set to depart for Italy on Saturday to attend the United Nations Food Systems Summit +2 Stocktaking Moment (UNFSS+2). The summit will be held in Rome from July 24-26.
Dahal will be accompanied by a delegation of Nepali officials, including his daughter Ganga Dahal, Minister for Agriculture and Livestock Development Dr Beduram Bhusal, and Member of National Planning Commission Jay Kant Raut.
At the summit, Dahal will address the official opening session in his capacity as the Chair of the Least Developed Countries (LDC) Group. He will also participate in plenary sessions on the topics of school meals and food system transformation.
On the sidelines of the summit, Dahal will hold bilateral meetings with high-level UN dignitaries, including the Director-General of the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), the Executive Director of the World Food Programme (WFP), and the President of the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD).
Dahal will also interact with the Nepali community in Italy during his stay. He is scheduled to return to Nepal on July 28.
The UNFSS+2 is a follow-up to the 2021 UN Food Systems Summit, which brought together world leaders to discuss how to transform food systems to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals. The summit in Rome will focus on the progress that has been made since 2021 and the challenges that remain.
Dahal’s participation in the summit is an opportunity for Nepal to highlight its commitment to sustainable food systems. The summit is also an opportunity for Nepal to share its experiences and learn from other countries.