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Oceans, fisheries and climate change focus talks with Pacific Islands Forum Secretary-General

17 January 2017, Rome – FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva today met Meg Taylor, Pacific Islands Forum (PIF) Secretariat Secretary General, for talks that focused on sustainable fisheries, food security and nutrition and disaster risk reduction in the Pacific island countries in the context of climate change.

“Climate change is very much a priority for us in the region. It poses existential threats to population in the pacific islands.

President Ameena Gurib-Fakim meets FAO Director-General at high-level in Rome

16 December 2016, Rome – The President of Mauritius, Ameena Gurib-Fakim, today met FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva in talks that focused on the crucial role played by rural women in Small Island Developing States (SIDS), which are particularly vulnerable to the impacts of climate change.

Citing her own country as an example, Presidne Gurib-Fakim said climate change is increasingly putting food security and nutrition at risk and women

President Aoun meets FAO Director-General, welcomes opening of sub-regional office

14 December 2016, Beirut – Lebanese President Michel Aoun today met FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva for talks that focused on food security and sustainable development as well as the need to provide assistance to farmers affected by the conflict in neighbouring Syria.

President Aoun received the FAO Director-General at the presidential Baabda Palace, where Lebanon’s Agriculture Minister, Akram Chehayeb, was also present.

The Lebanese President expressed appreciation for

Il est essentiel de renforcer la résilience des populations face aux effets du changement climatique

12 décembre 2016, Rome- Le Directeur général de la FAO, M. José Graziano da Silva, a rencontré aujourd’hui M. Déo-Guide Rurema, Ministre de l’agriculture et de l’élevage du Burundi, à l’occasion de sa visite au siège de l’Organisation.

Au cours de leur entretien, M. José Graziano da Silva et M. Déo-Guide Rurema ont discuté des actions menées en faveur du renforcement de la résilience des populations vulnérables, à l’échelle locale, face

Both sides expressed appreciation of the growing bilateral collaboration in different areas

8 December 2016, Rome - FAO Director-General, José Graziano da Silva, met today with Russia’s Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs, Gennady Gatilov, on the sidelines of the 155th session of the FAO Council, taking place at FAO headquarters in Rome this week.

During the meeting, Mr. Gatilov said that Russia welcomed FAO’s strategic priorities focusing on improving nutrition, enhancing social protection in rural areas and countries’ capacities in the field