On Tuesday, Queen Letizia of Spain travelled to Rome to attend the events commemorating World Food Day and to visit the Royal Academy of Spain in the Italian city.
Food and Agricultural Organization of United Nations along with the World Health organization celebrates “World Food Day” on October 16 of each year to commemorate the founding of the Organization in 1945. Events are organized in more than 130 countries around the world, making it one of the most important days celebrated of the calendar of the United Nations. Together with the global ceremony at FAO Headquarters in Rome, these events promote awareness and global action in favour of those who suffer from hunger and about the need to guarantee food security and nutritious diets for all.
The event was held at the Plenary Hall of the organization building where Letizia, the FAO Goodwill Ambassadors for Nutrition, took her seat and the Director of FAO inaugurated the event.
Speaking at the event Queen said, “nutrition has never been so important before, let’s take advantage of the momentum of FAO, also of WHO, with the United Nations Decade on Nutrition, so that the private sector becomes more committed. Comprehensive education for health is part of the curricula in schools so that the consumer reinforces his role and knows what he buys and what he ingests. we have the opportunity to improve the lives of millions of people.”
In the afternoon, Ms Letizia attended the inauguration of the “World Food Day” exhibition at FAO headquarters. Next, together with the Heads of State, ministers and high-level representatives of the private sector and civil society participated in the panel “Involving people in solutions for the planet”, about the challenges and solutions of Zero Hunger. The speakers discussed climate change, conflicts, migration, poverty and the double burden of hunger and obesity, as well as ways to adapt or overcome these challenges through nutrition education, improved food systems, social protection, agro-ecology, preservation of biodiversity, empowerment of family farmers and others.
Before leaving, Letizia held a meeting with Spanish officials working in FAO.
Later in the day, Queen visited Royal Academy of Spain in Rome that promotes the artistic and humanistic formation of creators, restorers and researchers, with the aim of achieving a greater Spanish cultural presence in Italy and a better understanding of the cultures of both countries.
Upon arrival, the Queen was received by the Ambassador of Spain in the Italian Republic, Alfonso Dastis.
Letizia met with the 2018-2018 Spanish scholars at the Academy. The director of the Academy briefed Queen about the activities and facilities of the Academy during a visit to Bramante Temple at Academy.
Letizia toured the Academy to firsthand experience the lives of Scholars in Rome. Since its establishment in 1873, the Academy of Spain in Rome has played a fundamental role in the formation of various generations of Spanish artists and intellectuals. The Academy of Spain in Rome plays an essential role in the Spanish foreign cultural policy.
For the Italian visit, Queen Letizia chose one of the most stunning looks from her wardrobe.
She was wearing red Carolina Herrera sheath dress that she debuted last month during a visit to Asturias to mark the XVIII Centenary of Kingdom of Asturias.
The full-sleeved bespoke dress features round neckline with a keyhole opening at the front, slightly puffed shoulders, a structured pencil silhouette with a pleated bodice with hidden zip closure at back and fitted waistline.
A closer look at the dress.
Letizia paired the dress with nude Steve Madden pumps that she debuted during US visit in June this year.
She was carrying matching red suede Felipe Varela clutch with flap closure.
Crawler Skyline Earrings from Gold & Roses that she debuted in September when she opened the School Academic year. Inspired by the New York skyline – a cosmopolitan collection full of luxury and elegance, the €2107 earrings are set in 18kt white gold and diamonds.
This week will end with prestigious Princess of Asturias Awards in Oviedo on Thursday and Friday.
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