World Food Day 2018 and the Milan Urban Food Policy Pact

Since the launch of the Milan Urban Food Policy Pact (MUFPP) on the occasion of World Food Day 2015 at Expo Milano, the collaboration continues between the FAO and the members of the MUFPP, which includes the city of Birmingham and other 166 across the world.

As part of the World Food Day 2016 celebrations, FAO hosted the second Mayor’s Summit for the members of the MUFPP, allowing municipal authorities to share experiences and good practices as well as debate further ways to develop sustainable food systems.

This year the fourth annual summit will be held in Tel Aviv from 4-5 September 2018. This decision, of the municipalities, underscores Tel Aviv dynamic initiative in applying sustainable food policies as well as its active participation in the network of cities that signed the Pact.

FAO is calling on the MUFPP cities to raise awareness about the need to end hunger and how by working together to end hunger by 2030 and become the Zero Hunger Generation.

World Food Day is the moment to raise awareness about hunger and call people to action. Cities committed to the MUFPP are already working towards the global Zero Hunger goal by developing sustainable and equitable urban food systems. The food and agriculture sector offers key solutions for development, and is central to zero hunger and poverty eradication. Success in achieving Zero Hunger will depend on an all-out collective effort involving cities, governments, international institutions, family farmers, civil society and the private sector.

The main actors in the World Food Day 2018/MUFPP are the children painting a better future underlining how our actions are our future and that if we join forces Zero Hunger is still possible. The children painting the city are the new generation who have the means to build a world with zero hunger.