As it is an issue that we are beginning to put on the agenda, we consider it important to generate a complete proposal around this date, to make the problem and possible approaches visible and to make a call to action. Some highlights of the week: We will launch the National Committee for the Prevention and Reduction of FLW in Uruguay, an area of interinstitutional and intersectoral articulation that aims to advise the Executive Power on the design and implementation of policies, plans and strategies regarding FLW. Together with UNEP's sub-regional office for the Southern Cone of Latin America, we are supporting the launch of the First National "Cooking Without Waste" Recipe Contest and a practical workshop on cooking without waste aimed at the general public. This instance in particular will be the closing of the Awareness Week and will include the participation of the Minister of the Environment and the Director of the sub-regional office for the Southern Cone of Latin America of UNEP.
The International Day of Awareness of Food Loss and Waste (IDAFLW) will be observed for the third time on 29 September 2022. The IDAFLW will make a clear call to action for public and private entities, from across the food system, and consumers to work together to cut food loss and waste (FLW) to mitigate climate change, and support food security and nutrition.