Every year, a large number of events - 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. Click here to find out more about what’s happening this year.
The official World Food Day ceremony at FAO Headquarters will take place on Friday, 14 October. The Director-General of FAO will be joined by the Prime Minister of Italy Matteo Renzi and keynote speakers, HRH Princess Lalla Hasnaa of Morocco and Macharia Kamau, United Nations Special Envoy on El Niño and Climate. The audience will also hear a special message on food security from His Holiness, Pope Francis and an address by the heads of the other UN Rome-based agencies, IFAD and WFP. Tune in to the World Food Day website at 10.00 on 14 October to watch the ceremony live.
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