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World Pulses Day (WPD)

Celebration of the First Observance of World Pulses Day

Austria Room (FAO Headquarters)
 Rome time

The annual celebration of pulses presents a tremendous opportunity to raise awareness of the critical role they play in contributing to the achievement of the 2030 Agenda by addressing the challenges of poverty, food security and nutrition.


Member States at FAO decided to create a legacy for pulses, and on 5 July 2017, they adopted a resolution calling for the establishment of an annual World Pulses Day to be celebrated on 10 February, annually. Subsequently, on 8 November, the Second Committee of the 73rd Session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) adopted, by consensus, the draft resolution establishing 10 February as World Pulses Day (WPD), as a lasting legacy of the enormously successful 2016 International Year of Pulses.




• English: #WorldPulsesDay #WPD2019
• Spanish: #DíaMundialdelasLegumbres #WPD2019
• Arabic: #اليومالعالميللبقول #WPD2019
• French: #Journéemondialedeslégumineuses #WPD2019
• Portuguese: #DiaMundialDasLeguminosas #WPD2019"

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