World Food Day (WFD) was established by FAO's Member Countries at the Organization's Twentieth General Conference in November 1979. The date chosen - 16 October - is the anniversary of FAO.
It has since been observed every year in more than 150 countries.
Full text of the fact sheet document 2001
Information note 2002
Information note 2003
Information note 2004
Information note 2005
Information note 2006
FAO Resolutions and UNGA Resolution on World Food Day
United Nations General Assembly Resolution 35/70
The Fiftieth Anniversary Declaration on Food and Agriculture
THE FOOD AND AGRICULTURE ORGANIZATION OF THE UNITED NATIONS
A DECLARATION ON ITS 60TH ANNIVERSARY
Ensuring Humanity’s Freedom from Hunger
United Nations press releases:
World Food Day Observance at the United Nations Headquarters on 18 October 2006: