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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 speaks at University of California Law School
Pontiff stresses importance of “science with conscience" in service of the poor
New $93 million contribution from Saudi Arabia is a boost for sustainable rural development efforts
Graziano da Silva receives recognition for supporting food security, nutrition and sustainable food systems in Africa; dedicates award to former Brazilian President Lula da Silva
New agreement signed by FAO Director-General and mayor Manuela Carmena aims to promote studies on food, gastronomy and nutrition
FAO launches comprehensive publication that points the way to how we can improve our food systems
Putting agriculture back on track is crucial to avert famine in the country facing the world’s worst food crisis
Initiated by Italy with FAO and UNDP support, the center has a special focus on Climate Smart Agriculture, access to water, rural women and youth
Graziano da Silva stresses the need to tackle the region’s water and soil challenges to ensure access to locally produced fresh food
Director-General, addressing agriculture ministers from around the world, emphasizes need for digital revolution to promote access to new technologies by to work in favor of smallholders
FAO Director-General highlights the importance of focusing on the troubled areas of the Sahel
FAO Director-General calls for the transformation of production and consumption models to combat hunger, obesity and other forms of malnutrition
New agreement will foster knowledge-sharing and technology transfer to address climate change and food security
University of Chile recognizes FAO Director-General’s work in the fight against hunger, eradication of rural poverty and transformation of agricultural systems
FAO Director-General speaks at Nobel Peace Prize Forum on climate change