[Statement] World Food Day 2023

October 16, 2023

As we celebrate #WorldFoodDay2023 today and approach COP28 next month, it is crucial to recognize the impact of climate change on food security and nutrition. We must focus our efforts on highlighting the grave effect of climate injustice to the main producers of our food: the farmers, fishermen, and indigenous people. And as the prime stewards of the environment, we must follow their lead in driving change towards a more sustainable future.

The most affected by the greed of fossil fuel giants are the farmers, fishermen, and indigenous people. These groups rely heavily on natural resources for their livelihood and climate change disrupts their traditional ways of life and their ability to provide for their families and community. For centuries they have been marginalized and their access to resources and support from the states remain limited.

The youth have a critical role to play. As they will inherit the earth, they must advocate for sustainable practices and policies that align with the calls of our farmers, fishermen, and indigenous people. Youth-led initiatives and movements have the power to drive change and create a more sustainable future for all.