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World Food Day

World Food Day 2024, 2025 and 2026

Every 16 October, the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations celebrates its founding day in 1945 on what is called “World Food Day”. The day is observed in some 150 countries worldwide and is among the best well known and most participated in of all UN observances. Thus, it is not just an in-house celebration for the FAO.

202416 OctWedWorld Food Day
202516 OctThuWorld Food Day
202616 OctFriWorld Food Day
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Over 10 percent of the world’s population suffers from hunger despite the fact that plenty of food is produced to feed everyone. And over a third of all food ends up going to waste, a problem particularly prevalent in wealthy Western countries. These are the kinds of facts that are behind the drive to eliminate world hunger by 2030, the UN’s “Zero Hunger” goal.

World Food Day annually sees media outlets and charities raising awareness about world hunger, how famines and crop failures displace millions of people, and on how eating nutritious, balanced diets can benefit us all.

Previous Years

202316 OctMonWorld Food Day
202216 OctSunWorld Food Day
202116 OctSatWorld Food Day
202016 OctFriWorld Food Day
201916 OctWedWorld Food Day
201816 OctTueWorld Food Day
201716 OctMonWorld Food Day