Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

16 October 2023

World Food Day

World Food Day 2023: a global call for water action for food 

FAO Headquarters, 10:00 – 11:30 a.m. CET TBC, Monday, 16 October 2023

We’ll be kick-starting the World Food Day global events at FAO headquarters with the annual ceremony. The Heads of the Rome-based UN agencies and other special guests will be invited to attend the ceremony, which will feature special messages from Pope Francis and the UN Secretary-General, António Guterres and as well as the presentation of the FAO Achievement Award.

Register to watch the live webcast.  

Junior World Food Day - 19 October

Junior World Food Day is back for a third edition.  


Join us online for a journey of inspiration filled with stories, music, art, the launch of the new music video, and more. Influencers and renowned chefs like Max Mariola, Bela Gil, Fatmata Binta and Anahita Dhondy look forward to meeting young minds for an engaging, cross-cultural conversation guaranteed to inspire water action for food. 

The event will also feature messages from water heroes around the world and a live performance by the multicultural Piccola Orchestra di Tor Pignattara. Get ready for some dancing! 

Register to watch the live webcast.  

World Food Day around the globe!

Every year, hundreds of events and activities – 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.   


Our World Food Day friends are getting creative and helping to spread the word! Take advantage of this opportunity to call for action and remember to post your activity or event on the World Food Day map and use our free material!   



Virtual Event

Mediaplanet supports World Food Day 2023

Mediaplanet distributed copies of a special World Food Day report with New Scientist magazine on 21 September 2023. The report...

Hybrid Event

Global Symposium on Soils and Water “Soil and water, a source of life”
01/10/2023 - 04/10/2023

The Global Symposium on Soils and Water, a science-policy symposium that will take place in FAO headquarters and online from 2 to 5 October 2023, aims...