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This is a guest blog from Italian Youth Ambassador Mauro. 

Last week, during #WorldFoodDay, Italian Youth Ambassadors and some good friends ran – and walked – in the gorgeous frame of Rome, spreading only one goal: ending hunger by 2030!

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The purpose of the Zero Hunger Run, organised by the UN Agencies based in Rome (FAO – Food and Agricultural Organisation, IFAD – International Fund for Agricultural Development, and WFP – World Food Programme), is to raise public awareness on the second of the 17 Global Goals adopted in 2015 by the UN: Zero Hunger!

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Among those who competed running 10km and those who walked or ran for 5km, we speak with one voice and we go forward the same way; that’s the right mood to make our goal come true: we need #ZeroHunger by 2030!

Despite being very tired – and sweaty! – at the end of the run, it was extremely motivating and inspiring seeing such a big group of people from all backgrounds, extractions and paths in life showing their commitment to ending hunger and to guaranteeing a dignified life for everybody on this planet. Thanks to every one of you who joined us Youth Ambassadors in this fight!

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As ONE activists, we work every day to spread the knowledge of our campaigns, and what better way to do it than running around the streets of our city? A perfect combination of sport, fun, culture, awareness-raising and only one thought: let’s run to make hunger history!

Yes – I must admit that all of my body is aching today. Nevertheless, I am looking forward to repeating this amazing experience next year and to showing once again my commitment to such a noble cause!

Want to learn more about what our Youth Ambassadors are getting up to? Check out our hashtag #ONEYOUTH2016 for the latest!

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