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Expo Milano 2015

1 May 2015 – 31 October 2015

Expo Milano 2015 is the Universal Exhibition that Milan, Italy, will host from May 1 to October 31, 2015. Over this six-month period, Milan will become a global showcase where more than 140 participating countries will show the best of their technology that offers a concrete answer to a vital need: being able to guarantee healthy, safe and sufficient food for everyone, while respecting the Planet and its equilibrium [Learn more]

"Feeding the Planet, Energy for Life" is the core theme of Expo Milano 2015. This common thread runs through all the events organized both within and outside the official Exhibition Site.

"Expo Milano 2015 will provide an opportunity to reflect upon, and seek solutions to, the contradictions of our world. On the one hand, there are still the hungry (approximately 870 million people were undernourished in the period 2010-2012) and, on the other, there are those who die from ailments linked to poor nutrition or too much food (approximately 2.8 million deaths from diseases related to obesity or to being overweight in the same period). In addition, about 1.3 billion tons of foods are wasted every year. For these reasons, we need to make conscious political choices, develop sustainable lifestyles, and use the best technology to create a balance between the availability and the consumption of resources."

The United Nations is participating in Expo Milano 2015 under the theme,
“The Zero Hunger Challenge. United for a Sustainable World”

United we can build a world within our lifetimes where all people, at all times, have access to sufficient, safe and nutritious food and lead healthy and productive lives, without compromising the needs of future generations. See more about UN Expo participation here.

This concept is summed up in the Zero Hunger Challenge launched by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in 2012. The UN System will bring this vision to Expo Milano 2015, demonstrating to visitors how it is possible to end hunger in our lifetime, how this can only be achieved if we work together and how they can and need to be part of the solution. An integral part of the Zero Hunger Challenge, the issue of women’s empowerment and gender equality will be a key focus area at Expo Milano 2015.

Visit the official UN at Expo webpage.

Follow the official UN Itinerary through the Expo park.

Browse the calendar of UN Expo events.

List of resources


Scaling Up Nutrition Movement

Food and Agriculture Organization

International Fund for Agricultural Development

World Food Programme


Rio+20: UN Conference on Sustainable Development

Committee on World Food Security

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