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The World Food Day is celebrated every year on 16 October around the world to mark the foundation day of the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) of the United Nations in the year 1945.
The World Food Day 2018, the theme is “OUR ACTIONS ARE OUR FUTURE. A #ZERO HUNGER WORLD BY 2030 IS POSSIBLE”.
The World Food Day is a day of action proposed to tackle global hunger and aims to raise public awareness about hunger challenges and encourage people around the world to take action in the fight against hunger.
The World Food Day urges greater support and understanding of people to contribute approaches that can help to end world hunger.
The World Food Day also shows commitment to Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 2- to achieve Zero Hunger by 2030.
The World Food Day was instituted in November 1979 by FAO’s Member Countries at its 20th General Conference to raise awareness of issues behind poverty and hunger.
The World Food Day was first celebrated on 16 October 1981, as an idea proposed by Hungarian Delegation to FAO.
On World Food Day, several events are organised across the globe to celebrate this day that promotes worldwide awareness and action for those who suffer from hunger and for a need to ensure food security and nutritious diets for all.
In India, World Food Day is the occasion, through which several non-voluntary organizations highlight the importance of eating healthy food and avoiding fast food in urban India.
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