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Sergo Karapetyan refers to nutrition as “one of the most critical topics in the global affairs”

21 November 2014 - FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva today met with Armenia’s Minister of Agriculture Sergo Karapetyan, who is in Rome to attend the Second International Conference on Nutrition (ICN2) taking place this week.

The Minister welcomed the ICN-2 initiative and emphasised the importance of nutrition as “one of the most critical topics in the global affairs”.

He highlighted Armenia’s continued efforts to improve nutrition and food security, thereby

“ICN2 will be recognized as a major achievement in the global nutrition and food security agenda”- says Heydar Asadov

21 November 2014, Rome - FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva today met with Minister for Agriculture of Azerbaijan Heydar Asadov, attending the Second International Conference on Nutrition (ICN2) in Rome.

During the meeting, the Minister highly appreciated FAO’s leadership in the “successful conduct” of the ICN2, which, according to Asadov, “will be recognized as a major achievement in the global nutrition and food security agenda”.

The Director-General praised Azerbaijan’s valuable

New cooperation agreement signed today

21 November 2014 - FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva today met with Kazakhstan’s Vice-Minister for Agriculture Gulmira Issayeva, who is in Rome to attend the Second International Conference on Nutrition (ICN2) taking place this week.

During the meeting, the Vice-Minister congratulated the Director-General on the success of ICN2 and re-affirmed Kazakhstan’s strong commitment to contribute to improving nutrition at national and regional level. According to Issaeva, Kazakhstan particularly aims

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Chioro highlights role of FAO and WHO in taking ICN2 agenda forward

20 November 2014, Rome - Brazilian Minister of Health, Arthur Chioro, congratulated FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva for the “unquestionable success” of the Second International Conference on Nutrition (ICN2). 

“I applaud the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the World Health Organization (WHO) because they organized an event that will be a landmark for issues related to food security and nutrition,” said Chioro, after meeting with the Director-General on

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Second International Conference on Nutrition pushes commitments and concrete action

21 November 2014, Rome – The time is now for bold action to shoulder the challenge of Zero Hunger and ensure adequate nutrition for all, FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva said today in closing remarks to the Second International Conference on Nutrition (ICN2).

“Malnutrition is the number one cause of disease in the world,” Graziano da Silva  said, adding: “If hunger were a contagious disease,