Water is essential to life on Earth. It covers the majority of the Earth's surface, makes up over 50% of our bodies, produces our food, and supports livelihoods.
But this precious resource is not infinite and we need to stop taking it for granted. What we eat, and how that food is produced all affect water.
Together, we can take water action for food and be the change.
Get ready for this year's World Food Day Flagship events! Save the date and stay tuned for more details.
The Global World Food Day Ceremony will take place on Monday, 16 October 2023. Don’t miss the third edition of Junior World Food Day, on 19 October. This fun-filled event will feature stories, music, art and dance. Hear from special guests who will join youth for a conversation guaranteed to inspire water action for food!
What comes to your mind when you think of a water and food secure world? Join the World Food Day Poster Contest and show your creativity by designing a poster showing your water action for food.
The submission deadline is 3 November 2023.
Governments, the private sector, farmers, academia, civil society and individuals need to work together to address water challenges. We need to produce more food, fiber, animal feed and biofuel with less water, while ensuring water is distributed equally, our aquatic food systems are safeguarded, and nobody is left behind.
Every one of us, including youth, can take water action for the future of food, people, and the planet.
Whether you're a government, city, private business, non-government or civil society organization, journalist or individual, you can get involved and call for action. We can provide you with multimedia content in several languages to share and support your World Food Day activity.
Contact us if you need more information.
Collective action across 150 countries worldwide, in up to 50 languages, is what makes World Food Day one of the most celebrated days of the UN calendar. Hundreds of events and outreach activities bring together governments, municipalities, businesses, CSOs, the media, the public, even youth. They promote worldwide awareness of hunger and promote action for the future of food, people and the planet.
Together we can create a better, more sustainable food future for all. Make #WorldFoodDay YOUR day. Join the call by organizing an event or activity or show how you are taking action.
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