Friends of World Food Day

“It’s a pleasure for us to work with FAO and to encourage cities to be part of the global effort to achieve Zero Hunger”

Friends of World Food Day

The Friends of World Food Day are using their influence and communication networks to promote worldwide awareness and action for a Zero Hunger future.

They come from various sectors – private businesses, mainstream and specialized media, international organizations, civil society, academia and more.

“It’s a pleasure for us to work with FAO and to encourage cities to be part of the global effort to achieve Zero Hunger”, says Carlos Barón, Director General of JCDecaux Iberia. Since 2017, the world’s largest outdoor advertiser JCDecaux is helping FAO to engage an urban audience in European capitals including Amsterdam, Barcelona, Berlin, London, Madrid, Lisbon and Paris. Together, JCDecaux and FAO are calling for action to achieve Zero Hunger through advertisements in city metro lines and subways, at bus stops and other bustling city spots.

TV Networks are also joining the call for action by broadcasting the promotional video in the lead-up to World Food Day. This includes Italy’s RAI and Mediaset, France Media Monde’schannels France 24 and MCD, French television channel TV5 Monde, Germany’s Deutsche Welle, Spain’s TVE, Mexico’s Televisa and Canal Once, RIK in Cyprus and bx1 in Brussels.

Cities are calling for efforts to make Zero Hunger a reality by 2030 by hosting exhibits and advertising at major airports, shopping malls and on city transport from Rome, to N’Djamena, Santo Domingo, Jakarta, Mexico city, Tirana, Buenos Aires, Manila, Montevideo, Singapore, Istanbul, Torres Vedras and Panama City.

Together with over 130 countries around the world that are planning events, the Friends of World Food Day are encouraging everyone to do their part to achieve a Zero Hunger world by 2030.

If you would like to become a Friend of World Food Day, let us know about the activities you are planning by writing to the WFD Team. See more of our Friends here.

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