On 16 October the CEMAS facilities at La Marina de València will host the celebration of World Food Day. With this celebration, the FAO-office in Spain and the Valencian City Council join many others in the worldwide celebration of this day that was established by the United Nations in 1979. This year’s theme is: Our actions are our future. Healthy eating for a #zerohunger world.
The event will be attended by Ms Fernanda Espinosa, outgoing president of the General Assembly of the United Nations; Cristina Gallach, High Commissioner of the Spanish Government for the 2030 Agenda; Joan Ribó, Mayor of Valencia; Ximo Puig, President of the Generalitat Valenciana; Enrique Yeves, Director of FAO-Spain; Vicente Domingo, Director of CEMAS; as well as representatives of different institutions and organisations, universities and civil society.
This is an important meeting about key issues such as the great challenge of feeding more than seven billion people in the world, the fight against hunger and malnutrition or how to improve food systems. Local and regional administrations are especially involved in the context of the Sustainable Development Goals and the 2030 Agenda.
Achieving Zero Hunger is not just fighting hunger. We have to feed the population while taking care of the planet. This year World Food Day addresses different sectors to make healthy and sustainable diets affordable and accessible to all. And each one of us can contribute in our daily decisions, thinking responsibly about what we eat.