UfM stresses the importance of Blue Economy at the UN Food Systems Pre-Summit

Jul 29 2021

28 July 2021, Rome. UfM Secretary General Nasser Kamel intervened today at the United Nations Food Systems Pre-Summit, held on26-28 July at the Headquarters of the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) in Rome, Italy. Under the leadership of UN Secretary-General António Guterres and in partnership with Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi, this hybrid event aimed to set the scene for the Food Systems Summit in September.

During the Pre-Summit, Secretary General Kamel spoke on the panel “Steering the Food System Summit Towards Full Integration of Blue Foods for Health, Wealth and Ecological Recovery”, co-organized by the FAO Secretariat, the international researchers’ coalition Blue Food Assessment, Iceland and Norway. Secretary General Kamel highlighted the importance of the Blue Economy — currently at the core of the UfM’s work on Sustainable Development — not only for food systems but also for the protection of ocean resources and economic growth.

Source: Union for the Mediterranean