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FAO Director-General says upcoming hunger and nutrition events in Italy of "paramount importance" in tackling urgent challenges

29 May 2014, Milan -Next year's EXPO Milano 2015, with its food security-oriented theme, and an international nutrition conference coming up in Rome in November, will be "emblematic efforts that help to shape the sustainable future we want," FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva said.

Speaking at a round-table discussion linked to EXPO 2015, Graziano da Silva said, "We need to act now, forcefully, to reach a world

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Joint programmes to address diseases including rabies, foot-and-mouth disease, and peste des petits ruminants, and ensure judicious use of veterinary drugs with WHO

25 May 2014, Rome/Paris – The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) today pledged to step up their existing collaboration to control animal disease, ensure the safety of food from animal origin and promote safe trade.

The two organizations said they would reinforce their partnership in priority areas that include joint response to animal health crises and

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FAO working to increase civil society’s profile in global efforts toward hunger reduction

23 May 2014, Rome – FAO and the International Planning Committee for Food Sovereignty (IPC) are stepping up their cooperation to try and put those who produce food at the centre of the global debate on food and agriculture.

In an exchange of letters that happened today, FAO recognized IPC's important role as a global platform for small-scale food producers, rural workers’ associations, grassroots and community-based organizations and

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High-level FAO/WHO Second International Conference on Nutrition to be held in November in Rome
21 May 2014, Rome/Geneva – FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva today called on countries to put nutrition high on their national and international agendas, and to take a lead role in the upcoming Second International Conference on Nutrition (ICN2). The meeting will be jointly organized by FAO and the World Health Organization (WHO) in November in Rome.

“ICN2 presents us with a great opportunity to shine the
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Damanaki visits FAO for the General Fisheries Commission for the Mediterranean

20 May 2014, Rome – FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva today held talks with the EU’s top fisheries official, Commissioner Maria Damanaki, who attended the 38th session of the General Fisheries Commission for the Mediterranean (GFCM), held at FAO headquarters.

“Blue growth –sustainable management of the world’s oceans and wetlands-  is one of our priorities and crucial for Small Island Developing States (SIDS) and African, Caribbean and