03 February 2013, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates – FAO and the Government of the United Arab Emirates are to explore FAO’s proposal to create a special fund to eradicate hunger in the Near East and North Africa. A similar fund was recently set up in Africa under FAO auspices.
Creation of the fund was discussed during an official one-day visit by FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva to
"Angola cannot be absent from the fight against hunger," said President Dos Santos during a meeting in Luanda with the Director-General of the UN Food and Agriculture Organization, José Graziano da Silva.
29 January 2013, Santiago de Chile - FAO Director General promotes agricultural production and hunger eradication agenda in the Caribbean.
Graziano da Silva said that the high levels of food imports in the Caribbean are not sustainable in terms of food security. He discussed the matter with the Presidents of Antigua and Barbuda, Cuba, Guyana, Haiti and the Secretary General of CARICOM.
The Director-General of FAO met with the Secretary General
27 January 2013, Santiago de Chile - The FAO Director General gave his full support and offered FAO’s technical cooperation and experience in agricultural development and food security to Raul Castro, President of the Council of State and Ministers of Cuba, a nation that assumes the Pro-tempore Presidency of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States, CELAC.
During the CELAC-European Union Summit, which was held in Santiago de Chile, José
26 January 2013, Santiago de Chile - "There can be no sustainable development in the world while millions of people go hungry," FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva said today, referring to the central theme being discussed here by presidents and heads of state of Latin America and the Caribbean and the European Union, at the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States-EU Summit.
"The countries gathered here