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In a groundbreaking moment at the 2015 UN Sustainable Development Summit, 193 countries pledged to end hunger by 2030. As the drive to end hunger gains greater priority on the global agenda, it is even more important to publicly acknowledge achievements and showcase positive results. The FAO Awards honour outstanding contributions to global food security by recognizing persons, institutions or countries who are working hard to achieve the global Zero Hunger goal by 2030.

Individuals, institutions and organizations who have made outstanding achievements in fighting hunger all feature among winners of the FAO Conference awards. Today they are the champions of the Zero Hunger Generation - the first generation with the capacity to end hunger and make food and nutrition security truly universal. The awards were established on the basis of resolutions during the FAO Conference, the organization’s highest governing body. 

Recognizing Outstanding Progress in Fighting Hunger

The FAO Country Awards recognize outstanding progress in fighting hunger. The number of countries honoured by these awards is steadily growing as governments continue to fulfil their pledge to eradicate hunger globally.

"These countries are leading the way to a better future. They are proof that with strong political will, coordination and cooperation, it is possible to achieve rapid and lasting reductions in hunger"

FAO Director-General José Graziano Da Silva

UN Rome-based Agencies Award of Excellence for Country-Level Collaboration 

Based on a shared vision of promoting world food security for all, the UN’s Rome-based Agencies - FAO, IFAD and WFP - work together, both at global and country level, to maximize results and support countries in fighting hunger, malnutrition and poverty in a sustainable way [...]