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About World Food Day

World Food Day (WFD) was established by Member Nations at the twentieth session of the FAO Conference in November 1979. The date chosen — 16 October — is the anniversary of the founding of FAO. It has since been observed every year in more than 150 countries.

WFD provides a reminder of FAO's continuing search for a lasting solution to the problems of hunger and poverty in the world. WFD was created with the goal that “food for all” should become a human right for present and future generations. Its objectives are:

For further information on World Food Day and what you can do on this occasion, please contact the FAO Office in your country or the World Food Day Secretariat.

World Food Day Secretariat
Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
Viale delle Terme di Caracalla
00100 Rome

Telephone: (39-6) 57974189 or (39-6) 57975160
Telex: 610181 FAO I
Fax: (39-6) 5782610 or (39-6) 57971155

Text by Hope Shand, designed and produced by
the Information Division, FAO
October 1993

The designations employed and the presentation of material in this publication do not imply expression of any opinion whatsoever on the part of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations concerning the legal status of any country, territory, city or area or of its authorities, or concerning the delimitation of its frontiers or boundaries.


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