16 and 17 October –

World Food Day and International Day for the Eradication of Poverty.


The first two Sustainable Development Goals – SDG1 No Poverty and and SDG 2 Zero Hunger – are the UN Sustainable Development Goals of the Month. You can find details about these goals and progress towards them [HERE  – Goals of the Month-October]


16 October – World Food Day

World Food Day and SDG2 are not just about creating a world in which all human beings live free from hunger, they’re also about securing the fundamentals of global food security now, and for future generations. Food security is about all people having access to safe and healthy food, promoting nutrition and building sustainable agricultural systems, which makes SDG2 the food and farming goal.

For educators, you can find a range of teaching resources for SDG2, covering from early childhood to secondary, at the UNESCO Teaching SDGs page [HERE – Teaching SDG2]

You can also have a look through the links to resources on the One World Centre [HOT TOPIC – [FOOD AND FIBRES] page.

The One World Centre has a large collection of discovery boxes on the theme of food and food culture in different countries. These are a great way of connecting hands-on with the food technologies of different people in different places –  [DISCOVERY BOXES]

For more information on World Food Day, including communication resources, education packs, and activity books go to the UN FAO World Food Day pages http://www.fao.org/world-food-day/en/ and http://www.fao.org/world-food-day/communication-toolkit/en/


 17 October – International Day for the Eradication of Poverty

“One of the keys to ending child poverty is addressing poverty in the household, from which it often stems. Access to quality social services must be a priority.” — UN Secretary-General António Guterres

This day was declared by the UN General Assembly in 1992. This year marks the 27th anniversary with the theme: ‘Acting Together to Empower Children, their Families and Communities to End Poverty’. People across the globe live in poverty due to many interrelated factors that deny them the basic capabilities to live in dignity. The daily experiences of impoverished persons include lack of nutritious food; access to health care; education; and safe working and living environments, just to name a few.

For educators, you can find a range of teaching resources for teaching SDG1, covering from early childhood to secondary, at the UNESCO Teaching SDGs page [HERE – TEACHING SDG1]

For more information on International Day for the Eradication for Poverty, visit: https://www.un.org/en/events/povertyday/ and DESA – UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs https://www.un.org/development/desa/socialperspectiveondevelopment/international-day-for-the-eradication-of-poverty-homepage/2019-2.html

For more One World Centre resources, visit our library here: http://www.oneworldcentre.org.au/library/online-catalogue/

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