Justice and Peace Issues
World Food Day
The 2020 Nobel Peace Prize was recently awarded to the World Food Program. The Nobel comittee said the WFP’s work was “an endeavor that all the nations of the world should be able to endorse and support.” The UN body with offices in 81 countries was also praised for “bettering conditions for peace” and preventing the use of hunger as a weapon of war. It is the world’s largest humanitarian agency to address world hunger.
The theme of World Food Day 2020 is Grow, Nourish, Sustain. Together.
The United Nations food agencies, the Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) and the World Food Program (WFP) are headquartered in Rome. In celebration of World Food Day and FAO’s 75th anniversary, the Rome headquarters is being lit up with the Italian flag. Click here to watch a video of this event. Also a video mapping show will take place to celebrate the efforts of #FoodHeroes everywhere – all those who have continued to produce, plant, harvest, fish or transport our food, despite these challenging times. Visit the World Food Day website to learn more.