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World Food Day

Event

World Food Day
Title:
World Food Day
When:
Tue, 16. October 2018
Category:
International Days, Years etc

Description

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After a period of decline, world hunger is on the rise again. Today, over 820 million people are suffering chronic undernourishment, according to the latest FAO 2018 State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World report.

Conflict, extreme weather events linked to climate change, economic slowdown and rapidly increasingoverweight and obesity levels are reversing progress made in the fight against hunger and malnutrition.

Now is the time to get back on track. The world can achieve Zero Hunger if we join forces across nations, continents, sectors and professions, and act on evidence.

70 percent of the world's poor live in rural areas where people’s lives depend on agriculture, fisheries or forestry. That’s why Zero hunger calls for a transformation of rural economy.

Governments must create opportunities for greater private sector investments in agriculture, while boosting social protection programmes for the vulnerable and linking food producers with urban areas.


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My Actions

Family farmers, chefs, activists, private businesses, government employees and officials talk about their actions to achieve Zero Hunger

 http://www.fao.org/world-food-day/my-actions/en/

 

Contact

Email: unic.portofspain@unic.org 

Telephone: 1(868) 623 8438 or 623 4813

Fax: 1 (868) 623 4332 

Address: 

2nd Floor Bretton Hall, 16 Victoria Avenue, 

Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago

 

 

 

Feature photos

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  • RUBÉNUNCARES
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  • MUN STUDENTSSINGING
  • parent an students who attended in 2nd Climate Change workshop, with UNIC Director, Costa Rican Abassador, ASPnet Coordinator and guest presenter
  • UNIC UN Cares Trainer gets his certificate
  • UNFPA staff Ella presents a gift to a visitor at the UN booth on International Women's Day 2018
  • Culture night at MUN 2018 in Port of Spain