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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

Talks on ways to tackle twin problems of hunger and violence

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

FAO Director-General meets PM Couillard at COP22 In Marrakech

15 November 2016, Marrakech – Québec Premier Philippe Couillard today announced that a conference of high-level experts on food and nutrition security in the age of climate change will take place in Québec City in 2017. The international event will be held in association with the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO).

The announcement comes after a meeting between the Premier and FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva during the

Meeting with International Telecommunication Union Secretary-General

28 October 2016, Rome - FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva today met the Secretary-General of the International Telecommunication Union, Houlin Zhao, for talks on joint cooperation to develop e-agriculture strategies – a field focusing on using improved information and communication processes to enhance f agricultural and rural development and the livelihoods of rural communities.

FAO, with ITU’s support, is already directly involved with e-agriculture strategies to assist countries in

"All efforts for agriculture and food security everywhere have to take account of climate change"

21 October 2016, Rome - FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva today met David Nabarro, United Nations Secretary-General Special Adviser on 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, David Nabarro, for talks that focused on the impact of climate change in agriculture. 

"Climate change is already affecting food security for tens of millions of people throughout the world, and it is getting worse particularly because of seasonal fluctuations like El Niño that we've had,”