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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

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Pontiff’s presence at conference hosted by FAO and WHO in November in Rome is confirmed
20 May 2014, Rome - Pope Francis will add his voice to the fight against hunger and malnutrition by addressing the Second International Conference on Nutrition (ICN2) scheduled to take place from 19 to 21 November at FAO's headquarters in Rome.

The pontiff's participation at the conference which is organized by FAO and the World Health Organization (WHO), was today confirmed by the Vatican's Permanent Observer
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President of Chile, FAO Director-General, Vice President of Venezuela and representatives of the 33 countries gather for FAO regional conference

7 May 2014, Santiago de Chile - Representatives of all countries in Latin America and the Caribbean have gathered here this week to agree on the actions needed to definitively eradicate hunger in the region before 2025.

"We know that the fight against hunger is a primary dimension within the major missions of mankind. It is perhaps the most brutal expression of inequality," said President

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“The Zero Hunger Challenge you launched at the Rio+20 Conference is helping catalyze a global movement to eliminate hunger and malnutrition”

7 May 2014, Rome- FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva today praised UN Secretary-General Ban Ki Moon for his support in the fight against hunger at a meeting with FAO member countries, the Committee on World Food Security (CFS), and UN Rome-based agencies staff.

“The Zero Hunger Challenge you launched at the Rio+20 Conference is helping catalyze a global movement to eliminate hunger and malnutrition,” Graziano da Silva said in

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Brazilian bishop dedicated his life to the poor of the land

6 May 2014, Santiago de Chile, Chile -FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva expressed sadness today over the death of Don Tomás Balduino, Bishop Emeritus of the city of Goiás and founder of the Catholic Indigenous Missionary Council (CIMI) and the Pastoral Land Commission.

“Don Tomás Balduino was an example of dignity, courage and determination in his efforts to promote social justice and in defense of the rural poor,” Graziano