Zero Hunger

The Hindu Business Line - - PULSE -

This year’s World Food Week start­ing Oc­to­ber 15 takes place in a global con­text where con­flict, cli­mate ex­tremes and an in­crease in obe­sity are re­vers­ing progress made in the fight against hunger and mal­nu­tri­tion. A series of events in­clud­ing World Food Day on Oc­to­ber 16 will ex­plore the ac­tions needed to put achiev­ing Zero Hunger back on track. World Food Day marks the found­ing of the Food and Agri­cul­ture Or­gan­i­sa­tion (FAO) of the United Na­tions in 1945. This year, FAO Good­will Am­bas­sadors for Nu­tri­tion, the King of Le­sotho and Queen Le­tizia of Spain will be joined by other key play­ers in the ef­fort to achieve Zero Hunger at a cer­e­mony on WFD held at FAO’s head­quar­ters in Rome. Events will be held in over 130 coun­tries across the world, mak­ing it one of the most cel­e­brated days of the UN cal­en­dar.

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