World Food Forum (1-5 October 2021) - Opening…

World Food Forum (1-5 October 2021) - Opening Ceremony

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Opening Celebration: Dignitary statements, youth performances, International Innovation Award for Sustainable Food and Agriculture & WFF Film Awards. Music performances by AY Young and a Younga Rave to follow by DJ Giovaninno.
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The opening ceremony of the first edition of the World Food Forum (WFF) was carefully designed to welcome world leaders and dignitaries in an exciting and engaging programme, with interludes from musicians, poets and young artists. Addresses will be given by His Holiness Pope Francis, Her Majesty Queen Letizia of Spain, the President of Costa Rica and many others, as well as young leaders and representatives of global youth.

The opening ceremony will also be celebrated with music performances by AY Young and a Younga Rave to follow by DJ Giovaninno.


While we currently produce enough food to feed every man, woman, and child in the world, there are nearly 700 million people who are hungry, a number which is growing in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. An increase in threats like pests, plagues, conflict, and climate change are compounding this global food crisis.

To mobilize action and identify solutions to address these threats, we are launching the World Food Forum (WFF) – a youth-led movement and network to transform our food systems to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), in particular "zero hunger".

With events, dialogue and outreach extending throughout the year, the WFF flagship event is set to launch 1-5 October 2021. It will gather youth to drive awareness, foster engagement, and mobilize youth-led action in support of agri-food systems transformation.

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