World Food Day 2020

A 24-hour Global Relay Conversation: #VoicesOfFoodSystems

UN Food Systems Summit 

Starting in Australia and ending in Hawaii, this global conversation will circle the world, incorporating the voices of celebrity chefs, indigenous peoples, youth climate activists, small farmer businesswomen, heads of state, and everyone in between, on how in the next 10 years we must transform our food systems. 

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FAO World Food Day Ceremony, 14.00 CET

FAO Special Ambassadors, heads of the Rome-Based UN agencies, and other keynote speakers will join FAO Director-General Qu Dongyu to mark FAO’s 75th anniversary during the global World Food Day ceremony. The event will include messages and calls to action from His Holiness Pope Francis, the President of the Republic of Italy, and the UN Secretary-General to ensure that everyone, everywhere, recovers from the COVID-19 pandemic and has access to the safe, healthy and nutritious food they need.

Following the ceremony, Professor Joachim von Braun, Chair of the Scientific Group for the UN Secretary General’s Food Systems Summit, Professor for economic and technological change and Director of the Center for Development Research (ZEF) at University of Bonn, will host a lecture  on the “Role of Policy, Innovation, Bio-economy and SDGs in Agri-Food System Transformation"

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FAO first ever Video Mapping Show, 19:30 CET

FAO’s first-ever video mapping show will mark FAO’s 75th anniversary at the world-renowned Colosseum in Rome on World Food Day and on the façade of the FAO headquarters’ building. Food heroes will be the stars of the show, those who have continued to produce, plant, harvest, fish or transport our food, despite these challenging times.


World Food Day with the Youth Leaders for Nutrition, 14.00 CET 

Youth Leaders for Nutrition, SUN CSN 

This webinar, organised and hosted by the Youth Leaders themselves, will celebrate World Food Day with a focus on young people’s contributions to “build back better” from COVID-19 for nutrition goals. The webinar will consist of a series of intimate one-on-one conversations between Youth Leaders and high-profile figures from across the international development and nutrition sectors, followed by a question and answer session with all speakers.

  • RSVP here
  • Join the conversation on social media using the hashtag #YL4N & #WorldFoodDay
  • See the social media toolkit here
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