A foodies choice of UN food resources to celebrate the New Year

Whatever the holiday is and wherever in the world it is celebrated, there is usually a type of special food that goes along with it. To celebrate with all our readers and supporters and wish you Happy Holidays, we’ve compiled a list of UN food links, starting with healthy diets, over to food waste and ending with a selection of recipes available from UN system websites.


WHO/Europe – World Health Organization, Regional Office for Europe

Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

  • 2023 – International Year of Millets
    The United Nations General Assembly at its 75th session in March 2021 declared 2023 the International Year of Millets (IYM 2023). FAO is the lead agency for celebrating the Year in collaboration with other relevant stakeholders. Millets can grow on arid lands with minimal inputs and are resilient to changes in climate. They are therefore an ideal solution for countries to increase self-sufficiency and reduce reliance on imported cereal grains.
  • 2021 – International Year of Fruits and Vegetables
    The IYFV 2021 is a unique opportunity to raise awareness on the important role of fruits and vegetables in human nutrition, food security and health and as well in achieving UN Sustainable Development Goals. 

World Food Programme (WFP)



Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE)

UNEP – United Nations Environment Programme

World Food Programme (WFP)



ActNow | Food Challenge | Sustainable Recipes

Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD)

United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)

United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)

World Food Programme (WFP)


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