ROME / WORLD FOOD DAY

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At the global World Food Day ceremony on Wednesday (16 Oct) speakers called for bolder and faster action across sectors to make healthy and sustainable diets available and affordable for all. FAO

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DATELINE: 16 OCTOBER 2019, ROME, ITALY /RECENT

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FAO - 16 OCTOBER 2019, ROME, ITALY

1. Various shots, World Food Day exhibit
2. Wide shot, FAO building
3. Med shot, arrival of Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte
4. Photo op, Conte and Qu
5. Wide shot, speakers at a podium
6. SOUNDBITE (English) Qu Dongyu, Director-General, FAO:
“Hunger and malnutrition will be major barriers to achieving the SDGs by 2030 if we do not act now!”
7. Wide shot, plenary hall
8. SOUNDBITE (English) Qu Dongyu, Director-General, FAO:
“We need strong political will and commitment. We need to invest in nutrition and for nutrition. We need to walk hand-in-hand and build healthy and sustainable food systems”
9. Cutaway, audience
10. SOUNDBITE (Italian) Giuseppe Conte, Prime Minister of Italy:
“We believe that collective and coordinated action between nations is the high road to tackling a global challenge such as hunger and the improvement of nutrition in the world ”
11. Cutaway, Rome mayor Virginia Raggi
12. SOUNDBITE (Italian) Giuseppe Conte, Prime Minister of Italy:
“For this reason the Italian government will continue to work at national and international level in defense of an integrated agricultural system that, while it produces, it also supports the planet and transmits cultural identity”
13. Cutaway, audience
14. SOUNDBITE (Spanish) Monseigneur Fernando Chica Arellano, Permanent Observer of the Holy See to FAO:
“Battle against hunger and malnutrition will not end as long as the logic of the market prevails, and profit is sought at any cost”
15. Cutaway, audience
16. SOUNDBITE (Spanish) Monseigneur Fernando Chica Arellano, Permanent Observer of the Holy See to FAO:
“We must come to realize that we are accumulating and wasting is the bread of the poor”
17. Med shot, handshake between Arellano and Qu
18. Wide shot, screening of video message from Guterres

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19. SOUNDBITE (English) António Guterres Secretary-General of the United Nations:
“It is unacceptable that hunger is on the rise at a time when the world wastes more than 1 billion of tonnes of food every year. It is time to change how we produce and consume including to reduce greenhouse emissions. Transforming food systems is crucial for delivering all the sustainable development goals”

FAO - 16 OCTOBER 2019, ROME, ITALY

21. Wide shot, ceremony
22. SOUNDBITE (English) David Beasley, Executive Director, World Food Programme (WFP)
“In any given culture, in any given continent around the world that are starving to death and when every five seconds a child dies, we have failed humanity”
23. Wide shot, ceremony
24. SOUNDBITE (English) David Beasley, Executive Director, World Food Programme (WFP):
“Today only one out of nine, but to that one of nine we have more work to do, we cannot desert the list of these, we cannot desert those just like us, those who have hopes and dreams”
25. Wide shot, ceremony
26. SOUNDBITE (French) Gilbert F. Houngbo, President of the International Fund for Agricultural Development IFAD:
“Our success will depend on the transformation of food systems at the global scale. Women, youth and indigenous people need to be taken into account. Besides being inclusive, this transformation must also be sustainable – at the environmental, social and economic level. It must ensure healthy food for all”
27. Wide shot, ceremony

STORYLINE:

At the global World Food Day ceremony on Wednesday (16 Oct) speakers called for bolder and faster action across sectors to make healthy and sustainable diets available and affordable for all.

This year’s World Food Day – with the theme “Our actions are our future. Healthy diets for a #ZeroHunger world” – takes place in the context of rising global hunger but also increasing overweight and obesity. FAO and its partners believe that affordable solutions to reduce all forms of malnutrition exist, but they require greater global commitment and action.

“Collective action is the high road to tackling a global challenge such as hunger in the world,” said Italy’s Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte in his keynote speech.

The Prime Minister gave reassurance of Italy’s support for a “vision of integrated agriculture that supports the planet and cultural identity” and stressed the need to understand development “as a genuine international collaboration, as politics in the noblest sense” to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Both Conte and FAO Director-General Qu Dongyu welcomed an announcement by UN Secretary-General António Guterres of the convening of a UN Food Systems Summit in 2021 as part of the Decade of Action to deliver the SDGs. Conte proposed that Italy host the event and was thanked by Qu for the offer.

In a World Food Day video message Guterres called rising hunger “unacceptable” as the world wastes more than 1 billion tonnes of food every year.

Pope Francis in a special message read out at the event by Monseigneur Fernando Chica Arellano, Permanent Observer of the Holy See to FAO, stressed that the “battle against hunger and malnutrition will not end as long as the logic of the market prevails, and profit is sought at any cost”.

The pontiff urged for a cultivation of lifestyles inspired by gratitude, moderation and solidarity, and the need to promote economic institutions and social initiatives that support the poor.

“We must come to realize that we are accumulating and wasting is the bread of the poor,” the message read.

In his opening remarks, FAO Director-General Qu Dongyu warned how “hunger and malnutrition will be major barriers to achieving the SDGs by 2030 if we do not act now!”

The FAO chief stressed the importance of collaboration and the role everyone needs to play - from governments, food companies, the public sector, research institutions to consumers – to make progress towards enabling healthy diets for all, and to halt and hopefully reverse the current trend of rising hunger, overweight and obesity.

“We need strong political will and commitment. We need to invest in nutrition and for nutrition. We need to walk hand-in-hand and build healthy and sustainable food systems,” added the FAO Director-General.

The FAO chief announced the UN agency’s biennial theme for 2020-2021 - Promoting healthy diets and preventing all forms of malnutrition – and reaffirmed FAO’s commitment to the global goal of ending hunger and malnutrition in all its forms by 2030.

In his remarks, President of the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) Gilbert F. Houngbo said: "We can reach our commitment to end hunger. Our success will depend on transforming global food systems so that they are inclusive of women, youth and indigenous peoples. So that they are sustainable – environmentally, socially, and economically. And so that they contribute to healthy diets for all. With the right policies and the right investments in agricultural and rural development we can create a food secure world where both hunger and poverty are dramatically reduced."

David Beasley, Executive Director of the World Food Programme (WFP) for his part said, echoed the call to end food waste and urged individuals around the world to join WFP’s campaign to #StopTheWaste: “The amount of food wasted globally is enough to feed 2 billion people, so in a world where every five seconds a child dies from preventable causes like hunger and malnutrition this is totally unacceptable. We have a solution to hunger in our hands, just by being better stewards of the food we already have. If we all come together, and work together, we can achieve Zero Hunger - but we must not rest until every child, everywhere, goes to bed with a full stomach.”
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