The United Nations General Assembly designated 29 September as the International Day of Awareness of Food Loss and Waste (IDAFLW). The day is co-convened by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the day’s events are led jointly by the two organisations.
The goal is to raise awareness to the importance of the problem and its possible solutions at all levels, and to promote global efforts and collective action towards meeting the Sustainable Development Goal Target 12.3, which targets to halve per capita global food waste at the retail and consumer level by 2030, and reduce food losses along the food production and supply chains.
For this year’s edition, FAO and UNEP issued a call to action for public and private entities from across the food system and consumers to take action to reduce food loss and waste (FLW) to support the transformation of agrifood systems and contribute to the achievement of the 2030 agenda.
Further information can be found in the “Get Involved” guide.
Official website: International Day of Awareness of Food Loss and Waste (europa.eu)