The Director General of IOFS concludes the last day of the UNFSS+2 with strategic meetings

The Director General of IOFS concludes the last day of the UNFSS+2 with strategic meetings
27 July 2023

His Excellency Prof. Yerlan A. Baidaulet, the Director General of the Islamic Organization for Food Security (IOFS) took an active part in the recently concluded United Nations Food Systems Summit +2 (UNFSS+2) Stocktaking Moment in Rome, Italy. During the summit, the leadership of the IOFS actively engaged in numerous activities and sessions, contributing valuable insights and playing a significant role in advancing the dialogue on food systems sustainability.

To note, the Summit provided a platform for three days of high-level events, meetings and dialogues that gathered over 2000 participants from 180 countries, including over 20 Heads of State and Government and 125 Ministers, to explore challenges and opportunities to transform agrifood systems.

On the last day of the UNFSS+2 , the Director General of IOFS had the opportunity to conduct a number of meetings with high-profile officials. An official meeting was arranged with the delegation of The Gambia led by the Minister of Agriculture, Mr. Demba Sabally to discuss prospects for cooperation in achieving common objectives.


This was followed by a meeting with Mr. Fotiou Stefanos, Head of the UN Food Systems Hub. The UN Food Systems Hub is a digital platform launched by the United Nations to facilitate global collaboration and knowledge exchange among stakeholders working to transform food systems. The hub aims to bring together governments, organizations, businesses, and individuals to collectively address challenges related to food security, nutrition, sustainability, and resilience.

The Director General then continued discussions on strengthening bilateral cooperation with the Vice Minister of Agriculture of Mozambique, Mr. Olegário Banze on the sidelines of the UN Food Systems Summit. A concluding meeting was also held with the Minister of Agriculture of Mali, Mr Mohamed Ould Mahmoud.

The IOFS delegation then attended the closing ceremony of the UNFSS+2. As one of the key highlights, the participants of the Summit agreed on the need for enhancing efficiency to scale up collective impact on the ground.