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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

Graziano da Silva addresses 15th World Congress of Chinese Medicine
FAO hosts an high-level seminar with indigenous experts from seven regions to analyze indigenous food systems
Briefing to UN Permanent Representatives in New York on food security, migration
FAO to open an International Centre of Excellence in Agriculture Innovation and Rural Development in Beijing
World's biggest region at serious risk of missing 2030 targets to end all forms of malnutrition-from hunger to obesity
FAO Director-General urges parliamentarians from all over the world to place food security and nutrition at the top of the political agenda
During a visit to Rome, Espinosa aligns priorities and joint actions with Graziano da Silva
Graziano da Silva and Pedro Sánchez meet at the Global Parliamentary Summit against Hunger and Malnutrition
Graziano da Silva’s message to OIE Global Conference on Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR)
FAO Director-General stresses the importance of creating jobs in rural areas
World Food Day official ceremony highlights Zero Hunger goal still possible
On World Food Day, leaders urged to support upcoming COP24 climate change talks
Committee on World Food Security has a leading role in delivering concrete policies, FAO’s director-general says
New report analyses links between rural and international migration
Graziano da Silva: Political commitment is the key component to eradicate hunger