25 November 2016, Gödöllő, Hungary – In the course of his visit to Hungary this week, Szent István University of Gödöllő awarded FAO Director-General with an honorary degree.
The Doctor Honoris Causa title was conferred by the university for, in the words of Rector János Tőzsér, Graziano’s “longstanding and excellent work in the field of agricultural and rural development, and for his efforts in fighting global food insecurity.”
24 November 2016, Budapest, Hungary – The Director-General met today with Hungarian Minister for Agriculture Sandor Fazekas, on the margins of the Regional Symposium on Agroecology for Sustainable Agriculture and Food Systems in Europe and Central Asia.
The Minister and the Director-General agreed to initiate working-level discussions on strengthening FAO-Hungary partnership cooperation in the next five years. Under the previous arrangement of 2007, Hungary provided support to FAO work
23 November 2016, Rome - UN General Assembly President Peter Thomson of Fiji met with the FAO Director General today to discuss implementation of the internationally-agreed 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda.
Thomson later outlined his vision for achieving progress on the global goals during an informal event at FAO headquarters during which he placed emphasis on the role of young people in keeping humanity from plunging into the “precipice of
21 November 2016, Marrakech - As a special guest of Moroccan Princess Lalla Hasnaa, President of the Mohammed VI Foundation for the Protection of the Environment and a great champion of education, one of the highlights of the Director-General's participation at the 22nd Conference of the Parties (COP22) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change in Marrakech, was a visit to an elementary school.
The Director-General was greeted
21 November 2016, Rome - FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva today met Tawakkol Karman, Founder and Chairperson of Yemen's Tawakkol Karman International Foundation and Nobel Peace Laureate, for talks that focused on the shared belief that peace is impossible without food security, and there will be no food security without peace. .
Karman is a member of the FAO Nobel Peace Laureates Alliance for Food Security and Peace, a