Day of sustainable gastronomy (18/06)

On December 21, 2016, the UN General Assembly, by its resolution No. 71/246, proclaimed June 18 as Sustainable Gastronomy Day. It was held in 2017 for the first time.

This decision was dictated by the fact that gastronomy is an important element of the cultural self-expression of any nation, associated with the natural and cultural diversity of the world. And also that all cultures and civilizations can contribute to sustainable development and play a decisive role in achieving it, as they contribute to sustainable development through the culture of food and gastronomy.

The purpose of the Day is to focus the attention of the world community on the role that sustainable gastronomy can play in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals, including through accelerating agricultural development, improving food security, improving human nutrition, ensuring sustainable food production and conserving biodiversity.