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World Food Day, 16 October 2016

Commemoration of the World Food Day at the UN Headquarters

United States of America - 17/10/2016

World Food Day will be celebrated at the UN Headquarters in New York on 17 October 2016. The event will highlight the 2016 theme, “Climate is changing. Food and agriculture must too.”, and how rural women are at the centre of this challenge, given their important role in food systems and in ensuring adequate nutrition for families.

Speakers will include Ambassador Hilale, Permanent Representative of the Kingdom of Morocco to the United Nations; Cheryl Rogowski from Family Farms; Ms. Erika Joergensen, Director of the WFP Office in New York; and Zachary Bleicher, Head of the IFAD Office in New York. The Research Guide on Food Security and Nutrition will be launched during the conference.

The complete program can be found in the following link: http://www.fao.org/fileadmin/user_upload/lon/concept%20note.pdf