World Food Day 2022

World Food Day

Every year World Food Day is celebrated on October 16th. The theme for World Food Day 2022 is, “Safe Food Today for a Heathy Tomorrow.” This year’s theme stresses the production and consumption of safe food, the immediate and long-term benefits for people, the planet, and the economy. World Food Day began in order to draw global attention to the problem and significance of hunger in the world. The UN recognized that “food is a requisite for human survival and well-being and a fundamental human necessity.” World Food Day is sponsored by the Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations (FAO), which was founded in 1945 as part of the United Nation System. This day is celebrated on the anniversary of FAO’s founding, which is October 16th.

According to the Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations, “World Food Day of 2022 is being marked by a year with multiple global challenges including the ongoing pandemic, conflict, climate change, rising prices and international tensions, all of this is affecting our global food security.”

Since 2016, the Food and Agricultural Organization use the seventeen sustainable development goals to shape their national development plan. Their agenda for sustainable development recognizes that food is at the core of the sustainable development goals.

Resources:

World Food Day 2022: Video message by Qu Dong Yu, FAO Director-General Food & Agricultural Organization of the United Nations.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FRkaFgy-kMI

World Food Day October 16, 2022/Packet from the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations/Sustainable Development Goals:
Leave No One Behind: Better production, better nutrition, a better environment, and a better life (fao.org)