Director-General  QU Dongyu

2019 World Food Day Special Event features a lecture by Professor Jeffrey Sachs


16 October, 2019 Rome - The global World Food Day ceremony at FAO’s Rome headquarters today was followed by a Special Event introduced by Director-General Qu Dongyu and featuring a lecture by Professor Jeffrey D. Sachs. In his presentation Sachs outlined the strong link between healthy diets and Sustainable Development Goal 2 - Zero Hunger - as well as the greater 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

Sachs is a University Professor and Director of the Center for Sustainable Development at Columbia University, where he directed the Earth Institute from 2002 until 2016. He is also Director of the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network and a commissioner of the UN Broadband Commission for Development. He has been advisor to three United Nations Secretaries-General, and currently serves as an SDG Advocate under Secretary-General Antonio Guterres.