International Day of Awareness on Food Loss and Waste Reduction

International Day of Awareness on Food Loss and Waste Reduction in United Nations in 2023
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Dates of International Day of Awareness on Food Loss and Waste Reduction
2024 United Nations Sunday, September 29thInternational Day of Awareness on Food Loss and Waste Reduction
2023 United Nations Friday, September 29thInternational Day of Awareness on Food Loss and Waste Reduction
2022 United Nations Thursday, September 29thInternational Day of Awareness on Food Loss and Waste Reduction
2021 United Nations Wednesday, September 29thInternational Day of Awareness on Food Loss and Waste Reduction
2020 United Nations Tuesday, September 29thInternational Day of Awareness on Food Loss and Waste Reduction
Summary
One-third of food produced for human consumption is lost or wasted globally, which amounts to about 1.3 billion tonnes per year.

In 2019, the 74th United Nations General Assembly designated 29 September as the International Day of Awareness of Food Loss and Waste, recognizing the fundamental role that sustainable food production plays in promoting food security and nutrition.

Cutting food loss and waste reduces poverty and hunger and fights climate change. If we could save one-fourth of the food currently lost or wasted, we could feed 870 million hungry people worldwide and, in terms of climate change, the damage will be reduced taking into account that nowadays, food loss and waste is responsible for about 8% of global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and nearly 30% of the world’s agricultural land is currently occupied to produce food that is ultimately never consumed, just to name a few examples.

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