The general assembly, Considering that food is a requisite for human survival and well-being and a fundamental human necessity,
1. Welcomes the observance of World Food Day, to be held for the first time on 16 October 1981 and annually thereafter, as unanimously decided by the Conference of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations at its twentieth session, in its resolution 1/79 of 28 November 1979;
2. Urges Governments and national, regional and international organizations to contribute to the effective commemoration of World Food Day to the greatest possible extent.
83rd plenary meeting, 5 December 1980