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World Food Day: Why is day important? Here are the details

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New Delhi | Published: October 16, 2017 4:13:01 PM

World Food Day: It came into existence to celebrate the founding of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations back in 1945. The World Food Day is celebrated across over 150 countries which also include UN member countries.

World Food Day: World Food Day is celebrated on October 16th of every year. (Reuters)

World Food Day: World Food Day is celebrated on October 16th of every year to mark the initiation of a global step towards hunger eradication. It came into existence to celebrate the founding of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations back in 1945. The World Food Day is celebrated across over 150 countries which also include UN member countries. Events are organised every year across the globe to celebrate the day. As per Food and Agriculture Organisation of United Nations, it is one of the most celebrated days of the UN calendar. World Food Day aims to educate people across the globe about the existing problem of worldwide hunger and the right to safe, hygienic and nutritious food which is a basic necessity for all humans.

This year’s theme calls for investing in rural development, for the international community to harness migration’s potential to support development and build the resilience of displaced and host communities, thereby laying the ground for long-term recovery and inclusive and sustainable growth.

Pope Francis has asked world governments to collectively work to end rising world hunger by working to stop the conflicts and climate-change related disasters that force people to leave their homes in search of their daily bread. Francis drew a standing ovation Monday at the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization, where he marked the U.N.’s World Food Day by calling for governments to work together to tackle the interconnected problems of hunger, global warming and migration.

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