OVERVIEW: The Global People’s Summit on Just, Equitable, Healthy, & Sustainable Food Systems on September 21 to 23

The Global People’s Summit (GPS) on Food Systems is a Global South-led counter-summit to the United Nations Food Systems Summit (UNFSS) and its corporate agenda. The three-day main event of the Global People's Summit on Food Systems culminates all efforts and activities held since early this year to expose the neoliberal leverage in the UNFSS and to amplify the voices of the hungry and marginalized for food systems that work for us, for our people, and for our planet. 

CALL TO ACTION: Join the Fight for Just, Equitable, Healthy, and Sustainable Food Systems

Contribute videos for the September 21 GPS opening, join the Global Day of Action for Just, Equitable, Healthy, and Sustainable Food Systems on September 23, and give tribute to our peasant heroes.

PRESS RELEASE: Over 560 groups worldwide endorse ‘people’s declaration’ for radical food systems transformation amid COP 26 climate talks

Amid the ongoing COP 26 in Glasgow, the Global People’s Summit (GPS) on Food Systems announced that 565 groups from 78 countries have endorsed its resulting Declaration that calls for people’s rights to just, equitable, healthy, and sustainable food systems and the end of corporate monopoly control.

PRESS RELEASE: Big corporations steer UN Food Systems Summit; Global South pushes back

The Global People’s Summit (GPS) on Food Systems slammed the recently concluded UN Food Systems Summit (UN FSS) for paving the way for greater control of big corporations over global food systems and misleading the people through corporate-led false solutions to hunger and climate change. 

PRESS RELEASE: 8 Indonesian activists arrested | People’s protests vs. ‘global corporate food empire’ greet UN Food Systems Summit

Street and online people’s protests against the ‘global corporate food empire’ greeted the opening of the UN Food Systems Summit (UN FSS), as the Global People’s Summit (GPS) on Food Systems launches a Global Day of Action on the third and final day of its counter-summit to the UN FSS happening virtually and in New York today. 

PRESS RELEASE: Movements, civil society counter anti-people UN Food Systems Summit

With the theme “Resist! End the global corporate food empire!,” the three-day counter-summit is the culmination of activities held since early this year to expose and oppose the control of big corporations over food and agriculture the corporate capture of the UN, as exemplified by the key roles given to Bill Gates and other capitalist-controlled institutions in shaping the UN FSS agenda and outcomes.

#SiegeTheSummit: Thousands echo calls of rural peoples to end neoliberal food systems

In #SiegeTheSummit counter-mobilizations from July 2 to 29, the voices and demands of marginalized rural peoples from the Global South—landless farmers, agricultural workers, indigenous peoples, fisherfolk, rural women, youth, rural people living in occupied areas, and sanctioned peoples—were highlighted. More than 100 organizations at the local, national, regional and global levels organized or participated in various consultations, workshops, webinars and other online fora, and street mobilizations.

Los movimientos populares llaman a recuperar los sistemas alimentarios del control corporativo

Con motivo del Día Mundial del Medio Ambiente, el 5 de junio, los movimientos populares y las organizaciones de la sociedad civil de todo el mundo lanzaron hoy la Cumbre Mundial de los Pueblos (GPS, por su sigla en inglés) sobre sistemas alimentarios, una contracumbre a la Cumbre de sistemas alimentarios de Naciones Unidas (UNFSS, por su sigla en inglés). Los organizadores de la GPS se encuentran entre los cientos de Organizaciones de la Sociedad Civil (OSC)y organizaciones de pueblos indígenas que anteriormente han expresado críticas a la UNFSS por sus vínculos con las grandes empresas y la exclusión de los pequeños productores rurales de alimentos.

People’s movements to counter UN summit; call to reclaim food systems from corporate control

On the occasion of World Environment Day, June 5, people’s movements and civil society organizations around the globe today launched the Global People’s Summit (GPS) on Food Systems, a counter-summit to the UN Food Systems Summit (UNFSS) slated to be held later this year. Organisers of the GPS are among the hundreds of CSOs and indigenous peoples organizations who have previously voiced criticisms of the UNFSS for its ties to big businesses and exclusion of small rural food producers.

Corporate Contagion: How the private sector is capturing the UN Food, Biodiversity and Climate Summits

With three crucial UN summits set to take place in the next six months, 2021 is shaping up to be a key year in the corporate take-over of biodiversity and climate policy-making.

UN Food Systems Summit: Action tracks toward greater corporate control of food

Who's calling the shots at the UN Food Systems Summit? A closer look at the leadership of the Action Tracks shows us how big corporations are in control--and why the people must act now to fight for the future of food systems!