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World Food Day, 16 October 2016

World Food Day at FAO Headquarters

World Food Day Ceremony

Rome, 14/10/2016
The Director-General of FAO was joined by the Prime Minister of Italy Matteo Renzi, HRH Princess Lalla Hasnaa of Morocco and Macharia Kamau, United Nations Special Envoy on El Niño [...]

Mayors’ Summit at FAO HQ

Rome, 14/10/2016
The official celebration of World Food Day at FAO Headquarters on 14 October 2016 coincided with the second Mayors’ Annual Summit attended by mayors and senior officials of cities across [...]

Zero Hunger Run

Rome, 16/10/2016
World Food Week came to a close in Rome with the Zero Hunger Run (ZHR), held on World Food Day, 16 October. Over 2,400 runners from all over expressed their solidarity in [...]

World Food Day around the World

Every year, a large number of events - from marathons and hunger marches, to exhibitions, cultural performances, contests and concerts – are organised in around 150 countries across the world to celebrate World Food Day. Click on the map below to find out more about what’s happening this year.

Events List