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Graziano da Silva meets Executive Director

6 February 2017, Rome - FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva today met the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) Executive Director, Erik Solheim, for talks on cooperation between the two organizations.

Biodiversity is a key subject engaging both organizations, and Solheim urged that it be presented in a more accessible way to achieve a level of public concern comparable to that given to climate change.

“Biodiversity is about the beauty

Graziano da Silva participates in the region’s Fifth Summit of Presidents and Heads of State

26 January 2017, Punta Cana –Latin America and the Caribbean could be the first developing region to eradicate hunger completely if all of its governments bolster the implementation of the bloc’s food security plan, FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva said in an address to presidents and heads of state gathered at a summit in the Dominican Republic.

FAO helped the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC) draft

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