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WFD archive (1981-2006)

:: WFD archive

2006 - Investing in agriculture for food security - Posters
World Food Day web site - 16 October 2006
 
2005 - Agriculture and intercultural dialogue - Posters
World Food Day web site - 16 October 2005
 
2004 - Biodiversity for Food Security - Posters
World Food Day web site - 16 October 2004

DG's speeches:

Ceremony:

Press releases:

  • 20/05/2004 

Biodiversity for food security
FAO launches campaign in favour of biodiversity - World Food Day/TeleFood 2004

  • 06/10/2004

Winners of the International Year of Rice Global Scientific Contest Announced
Research on genetic diversity, disease control, and the rice genome earn international acclaim

  • 11/10/2004

World Food Day celebrations begin
Keynote speech by the President of Hungary

  • 15/10/2004

World Food Day 2004 highlights the importance of biodiversity to global food security
Agricultural diversity holds one of the keys to ending hunger, FAO Director-General says

United Nations press releases:

World Food Day Observance at the United Nations Headquarters on 18 October 2004:

World Food Day messages received at the Liaison Office with the United Nations in New York (LONY):

2003 - Working together for an International Alliance Against Hunger - Posters  -  World Food Day web site - 16 October 2003

DG's speeches:

Press releases: 

  • PR2003/67 

International Alliance Against Hunger, theme of World Food Day/TeleFood 2003

  • PR2003/90

World Food Day - building an International Alliance Against Hunger

  • PR2003/91

Online scientific information on food and agriculture for poorest countries

  • PR2003/92

Five more international celebrities named as FAO goodwill ambassadors

  • PR2003/93

FAO urges international alliance against hunger on World Food Day


United Nations press releases:

World Food Day Observance at the United Nations Headquarters on 17 October 2003:

FAO - Media Advisory

 
2002 - Water: source of Food Security - Posters
World Food Day web site - 16 October 2002

WFD Ceremony at FAO Headquarters:

DG's speeches:

Press releases:

  • PR02/33

WORLD WATER DAY 2002: FAO: AGRICULTURE NEEDS TO PRODUCE MORE FOOD WITH LESS WATER

  • PR02/100 

WORLD FOOD DAY 2002: FAO CALLS ATTENTION TO THE VITAL ROLE OF WATER IN AGRICULTURE

  • PR02/105

WORLD FOOD DAY OBSERVED IN SOME 150 COUNTRIES

World Food Summit: five years later: Securing enough food from limited water supplies

International Year of Mountains: Issues: Mountain waters


2001 - Fight Hunger to Reduce Poverty - Posters
World Food Day web site - 16 October 2001

WFD Ceremony at FAO Headquarters:
H.E. Dr. Johnannes Rau, President of the Federal Republic of Germany

Keynote Speakers at WFD Observance in New York:
His Excellency Ambassador George McGovern, USA Ambassador to the Food Agencies in Rome

DG's speeches:

"Presentation of highlights of World Food Day activities in selected FAO member countries" by Ms. Carleen Gardner, Assistant Director-General, Department of General Affairs and Information.

Speech by Federal President Johannes Rau to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) marking World Food Day - Germany President's Page 

Press releases:

  • PR01/52 

FAO ANNOUNCES THEME FOR WORLD FOOD DAY: "FIGHT HUNGER TO REDUCE POVERTY"

  • PR01/68

FAO TO NAME NEW AMBASSADORS ON WORLD FOOD DAY; ACTIVITIES SCHEDULED WORLDWIDE TO RAISE AWARENESS OF THE ON-GOING THREAT POSED BY WORLD HUNGER

  • PR01/70

MORE THAN 150 COUNTRIES OBSERVE WORLD FOOD DAY UNDER THE THEME "FIGHT HUNGER TO REDUCE POVERTY" FAO NAMES NEW CELEBRITY AMBASSADORS

  

2000 - A Millennium Free from Hunger - Posters
World Food Day web site - 16 October 2000

"A Millennium Free from Hunger"

WFD Ceremony at FAO Headquarters:
H.E. Owen Seymour Arthur, Prime Minister of Barbados

Keynote Speakers at WFD Observance in New York:
H.E. Harri Holkieri, President, UN General Assembly and former Prime Minister of Finland

DG's speeches:

Press releases: 

  • PR00/41 

FAO ANNOUNCES THEME FOR WORLD FOOD DAY 2000: "A MILLENNIUM FREE FROM HUNGER" THE UN AGENCY CALLS FOR URGENT ACTION TO ELIMINATE UNDERLYING CAUSES OF HUNGER

  • PR00/57

FAO NAMES GONG LI AND YOUSSOU N'DOUR AS NEW AMBASSADORS; PREPARES FOR WORLD FOOD DAY 2000

 

1999 - Youth Against Hunger - Posters

WFD Ceremony at FAO Headquarters:
His Excellency Rudolf Schuster, President of the Slovak Republic

Keynote Speakers at WFD Observance in New York:
Dr. M. S. Swaminathan, President, Swaminathan Research Foundation and former Chairman of the FAO Council and former Director-General of the International Rice Research Institute

DG's speeches:

Press releases:

  • PR99/25

 FAO ANNOUNCES THEME FOR WORLD FOOD DAY/TELEFOOD 1999: "YOUTH AGAINST HUNGER"

  • PR99/60

 FAO NAMES FOUR AMBASSADORS; PREPARES FOR WORLD FOOD DAY 1999


1998 - Women Feed the World - Posters

WFD Ceremony at FAO Headquarters:
H.E. Senator Rino Serri, Under-Secretary of State, Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Keynote Speakers at WFD Observance in New York:
Mr. Kofi Annan, UN Secretary-General

DG's speeches:

Press releases:

  • PR98/16 

FAO ANNOUNCES THEME FOR WORLD FOOD DAY 1998: "WOMEN FEED THE WORLD"


1997 - Investing in Food Security - Posters

WFD Ceremony at FAO Headquarters:
His Majesty Birendra Bir Bikram Shah Dev, King of Nepal

Keynote Speakers at WFD Observance in New York:
His Excellency René Préval, President of Haiti

DG's speeches:

 

1996 - Fighting Hunger and Malnutrition - Posters

WFD Ceremony at FAO Headquarters:
H.E. Mr. Henri Konan Bédié, President of the Republic of Côte d'Ivoire

Keynote Speakers at WFD Observance in New York:
Dr.Ivan L. Head, O.C., Professor of South-North Relations, University of British Columbia and former President, International Development Research Centre

DG's speeches:

 
1995 - Food for All - Posters

WFD Ceremony:
H.E. Mr. Jean Chrétien, Prime Minister of Canada

 
1994 - Water for Life - Posters

WFD Ceremony at FAO Headquarters:
H.E. Mr. Eduardo Frei Ruiz-Tagle, President of the Republic of Chile

Keynote Speakers at WFD Observance in New York:
H.E. the Rt. Hon. James Fitz-Allen Mitchell, Prime Minister and Minister of Finance of St. Vincent and the Grenadines

 
1993 - Harvesting Nature's Diversity - Posters

WFD Ceremony at FAO Headquarters:
H.E. Mr. Jacques Chirac, Mayor of Paris and former Prime Minister of the French Republic

 
1992 - Food and Nutrition - Posters

WFD Ceremony at FAO Headquarters:
H.E. Ms. Begum Khaleda Zia, Prime Minister of the People's Republic of Bangladesh

 
1991 - Trees for Life - Posters

WFD Ceremony at FAO Headquarters:
H.E. Mr. Zine El Abidine Ben Ali, President of the Republic of Tunisia

Keynote Speakers at WFD Observance in New York:
Mr. William H. McKnight, Minister of Agriculture of Canada

 
1990 - Food for the Future - Posters

WFD Ceremony at FAO Headquarters:
Mr. Enrique Barón Crespo, President of the European Parliament

Keynote Speakers at WFD Observance in New York:
Mr. K. de la Garza, Chairman, Agriculture Committee of the House of Representatives of USA

 
1989 - Food and the Environment - Posters

WFD Ceremony at FAO Headquarters:
H.E. Mr. Ruud F.M. Lubbers, Prime Minister of the Netherlands

Keynote Speakers at WFD Observance in New York:
Mr. Clayton Yeutter, Secretary of Agriculture of USA

 
1988 - Rural Youth - Posters

WFD Ceremony at FAO Headquarters:
H.E. Mr. Mário Soares, President of the Portuguese Republic

 
1987 - Small Farmers - Posters

WFD Ceremony at FAO Headquarters:
H.E. Mr. Giovanni Goria, President of the Council of Ministers of Italy

Keynote Speakers at WFD Observance in New York:
Mr. Javier Perez de Cuellar; United Nations Secretary-General

 
1986 - Fishermen and Fishing Communities - Posters

WFD Ceremony at FAO Headquarters:
H.E. Ms. Vigdís Finnbogadóttir, President of the Republic of Iceland

 
1985 - Rural Poverty - Posters

WFD Ceremony at FAO Headquarters:
H.E. Mr. Francesco Cossiga, President of the Republic of Italy

Keynote speakers at the ceremony for the 40th anniversary of FAO:
Mr. F. Mitterrand, President of the Republic of France
President Soeharto of the Republic of Indonesia

 
1984 - Women in Agriculture- Posters

WFD Ceremony at FAO Headquarters:
H.E. Mr. Sandro Pertini, President of the Republic of Italy
H.E. Mr. Abdou Diouf, President of the Republic of Senegal

Keynote Speakers at WFD Observance in New York:
Professor J.K. Galbraith, Professor Emeritus of Economics, Harvard University

 
1983 - Food Security - Posters

WFD Ceremony at FAO Headquarters:
H.E. Mr. Olof Palme, Prime Minister of Sweden

 
1982 - Food Comes First - Posters

WFD Ceremony at FAO Headquarters:
His Royal Highness Prince Talal bin Abdulaziz al Saud, Special Envoy for the U.N. Children's Fund and President of the Arab Gulf Programme for the U.N. Development Organizations

 
1981 - Food Comes First - Posters

WFD Ceremony at FAO Headquarters:
Mr. Willy Brandt, Chairman of the Independent Commission on International Development Issues

 
WFD 2008 Theme

World Food Security: the Challenges of Climate Change and Bioenergy


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