October 16 is World Food Day, which in 2018 will focus on the theme, “Our actions are our future: A #ZeroHunger world by 2030 is possible.” A series of events will take place around the world in conjunction with World Food Day including the 45th meeting of the Committee on World Food Security (CFS) on October 15–19 in Rome, and the World Food Prize Events on October 17–19 in Des Moines, Iowa.
Additional highlights from this week’s Compact2025 News in Brief include:
- The United Nations, World Bank, International Committee of the Red Cross, Microsoft, Google and Amazon recently launched the Famine Action Mechanism (FAM).
- An Overseas Development Institute report concludes that the SDGs will not be achieved for all without concerted efforts from the international community to address the needs of people caught in crisis.
- New study finds that children in India who ate high-zinc-biofortified wheat experienced fewer days with pneumonia and vomiting than children who consumed a lower zinc variety.