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FAO Conference 40th Session

Rome, 3 - 8 July 2017


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

FAO Director-General discusses rural development and migration challenges with Mahamadou Issoufou
Talks focus on sustainable rural development as a key response to conflict and distress migration
FAO warns that this trend undermines efforts to end hunger and poverty
FAO, IFAD and WFP sign new Memorandum of Understanding in Rome
More countries sign up to block vessels carrying illegal catches
FAO and Rabobank renew partnership to help smallholders participate in agribusiness boom
Graziano da Silva says countries and rural communities need support to combat antimicrobial resistance
Incorporating biodiversity as a priority in agriculture can yield multiple benefits
Graziano da Silva addresses High-Level Forum at AgroBalt 2018 in Lithuania
Director-General says it stresses need to protect agriculture and local food systems in conflict areas
First World Bee Day to be observed on 20 May 2018
Host country agreement will facilitate project clearances, implementation
Diverse areas of FAO's technical assistance to the country discussed
Talks on the sidelines of FAO’s Regional Conference in Voronezh