World Food Day:
World Food Day is celebrated to commemorate the establishment of the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) on 16th October 1945.
- FAO is a specialised agency of the United Nations that leads international efforts to defeat hunger.
- As a global community, we each have a role to play in bringing forward those left behind by making our agrifood systems more inclusive and sustainable.
- Promote worldwide awareness and action for those who suffer from hunger and for the need to ensure healthy diets for all.
- Many awareness initiatives are also held to educate people about malnutrition and obesity, both of which cause major health consequences.
Key Highlights of World Food Day 2022:
- It is observed annually to address the problem of global hunger.
- It emphasises Sustainable Development Goal 2 (SDG 2) i.e., Zero Hunger.
- Theme: Leave No One Behind.