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FAO Conference 40th Session

Rome, 3 - 8 July 2017

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FAO Conference ends with endorsement of UN agency's programme of work and budget
Director-General: FAO will heed Members call to reinforce its work on climate change

Sustainable agriculture can mitigate climate change and involuntary migration
FAO and IOM call for renewed focus on rural development; climate disasters are displacing one person every second

South-South Cooperation plays vital role in promoting sustainable development
FAO Director-General lauds China's contribution towards the programme's expansion

Intensified efforts and investments needed to keep famine at bay
Member Nations briefed on famine-fighting efforts in four at-risk countries

Zero Hunger can only be possible with strong support from Parliamentarians
Enabling legislative environment is fundamental to achieve food and nutrition security

Zero Hunger champions take a bow at FAO ceremony
Governments, journalists, NGOs and UN field teams recognized for work to eradicate hunger, promote sustainable development

FAO Director-General urges countries to recognize the vital role of rural women in freeing the world from hunger and poverty
A special event looks into ways to achieve gender equality for food security, nutrition and sustainable development

Rural development as a path to peace in Colombia is an example for the world
Director-General emphasizes FAO’s commitment to support the consolidation of peace

New Global Action Programme for SIDS countries addresses nutrition and climate change challenges
Initiative targets improved food system sustainability and agriculture sector resilience

Germany and FAO honor 15 years of strategic partnership
Bilateral Trust Fund, having provided seed money for more than 100 projects, adds migration and soils to its focus

Water use innovations crucial to face climate change in Arab countries
Joint FAO-Arab League event hears climate change poses serious risk to water availability

Achieving Zero Hunger by 2030 requires turning political will into concrete actions
More investments in sustainable rural development required

World hunger on the rise again, reversing 25 years of progress
FAO Conference focuses on sustainable rural development as a response to conflict, climate change and migration

Turkey contributes $20 million to support FAO’s work in Central Asia and the Caucasus
Funds will help countries in the region improve food security, rural development and natural resource management

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From the DG

Open, predictable and fair global food markets can help strengthen climate change response efforts and contribute to fighting hunger, says new report
Talks focus on upcoming Global Parliamentary Summit against Hunger and Malnutrition
FAO Director-General addressing a workshop at the Vatican calls for public policies that target obesity and overweight
FAO Director-General calls for sustainable management practices and global cooperation
Strategic alliance includes commitment to raise funds to promote food security, sustainable agriculture and rural development
FAO Director-General stresses the need to create more jobs for youth and build capacity in rural areas to use digital technologies
In visit to Niger, FAO, IFAD and WFP chiefs stress need to build people's resilience to shocks
FAO offers its expertise to farmers and governments in Asia on best ways to manage the invasive pest
New FAO Framework to bolster focus on food security and food systems to help sustain peace
Obesidade é questão ainda não equacionada e que afetará futuro da alimentação de maneira que ainda não conseguimos dizer, diz Graziano da Silva.
Graziano highlights in Cape Verde the need to consolidate National Councils of Food and Nutritional Security
The livelihoods of millions of fishery-dependent people at risk - FAO Director-General urges governments to resolve adaptation funding disputes
Significant production increases foreseen over coming decade - Sector faces major challenges