Motion S5M-08254: World Food Day 2017

19 Oct 2017

That the Parliament welcomes the activities around World Food Day 2017, which is being marked on 16 October and aims to show ongoing commitment to ending world hunger; notes that the awareness day was first held in 1945 to commemorate the founding of the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO); understands that the day is celebrated in over 150 countries, making it one of the most recognised days of the UN calendar; notes that this year’s theme is, Change the future of migration. Invest in food security and rural development; understands that FAO works with governments and other stakeholders to generate evidence on migration patterns and helps to build countries’ capacity to address migration through rural development policies;, and calls on all levels of government to do what they can to invest in food security and rural development and to work to take their fair share of the burden from the refugee crisis.