King of Lesotho and Queen Letizia of Spain at FAO in Rome.The global World Food Day is being marked at Rome's United Nations' Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) on 16 October.
FAO Goodwill Ambassadors for Nutrition, the King of Lesotho and Queen Letizia of Spain, will join the heads of FAO and the Rome-based International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and the World Food Programme (WFP), along with other key players in discussing efforts to achieve Zero Hunger by 2030.
Heads of state, ministers and high-level representatives from the private sector and civil society will discuss topics such as climate change, conflict, migration, poverty and the double burden of hunger and obesity. The panels will also examine solutions to these challenges through nutrition education, improved food systems, social protection, agroecology, the preservation of biodiversity and the empowerment of family farmers.
World Food Day events are organised in over 130 countries, promoting global awareness and action for those who suffer from hunger and for the need to ensure food security and nutritious diets for all.
In addition to informing public opinion about the need to end hunger in our lifetime, the annual event commemorates the anniversary of the founding of FAO in 1945.