18 July 2008
The Friends of the UN Club from Chiclayo, 763 kilometers north of Lima, Peru, celebrated International Year of the Potato with a gastronomic festival, which took place on 18 July. The event was organized by participants from numerous schools and the Señor de Sipan University. The activity was led by the Friends of the UN Club coordinator in the north of Peru, Mag. Susana Toso.
During the festival, the participants demonstrated their skills by creating typical Peruvian dishes using the potato as a basic ingredient. Some dishes were presented in the form of the UN logo, others used figures from the pre-Columbian Moche Culture to showcase the culinary skills and creativity of the participants.
The Friends of the UN Club is a network of voluntary associations created by UNIC Lima, Peru, for students interested in the work of the United Nations, global problems, and development issues.