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In focus

FAO COVID-19 Response and Recovery Programme

FAO launches the new COVID-19 Response and Recovery Programme outlining seven key priority areas. The UN Agency also calls for joint coordinated global response to support food and agriculture. The agency is calling for $1.2 billion in initial investment to support the needs of the new programme.

Activities this month

Friday, 16 October - 75th Anniversary of FAO and World Food Day 2020 celebrations

Activities in Rome/Global

Join us for the virtual high-level event on the occasion of the FAO’s 75th anniversary during the global World Food Day ceremony. The digital event will also include messages and calls to action from His Holiness Pope Francis, the President of the Republic of Italy, and the UN Secretary-General to ensure that everyone, everywhere, recovers from the COVID-19 pandemic and has access to the safe, healthy and nutritious food they need. Pre-register to watch the ceremony from 14.00 CET by webinar here. You can also watch the event by webcast here.

Activities in Geneva


World Food Day 2020 Exhibition at the main hall of the Geneva Gare Cornavin train station from 11h00 to 16h00 in partnership with Partage and Ville de Geneve.

Forum de l'alimentation Durable from 12-16 October, organised by the Ville de Genève in partnership with FAO and Partage. The Programme is available here.

16 October – Lunch Time at UNOG Cafeteria with a special menu of locally sourced food products promoted at the UN. UNOG Cafeteria

More details on the 75th anniversary of FAO and the World Food Day 2020 here.