6 April 2016, Abidjan,Côte d’Ivoire – What is happening to Small Island Developing States (SIDS) can affect the rest of the globe if we don’t act quickly to mitigate and adapt to climate change, FAO Director-General warned today.
“We need to protect SIDS from their special vulnerability”, he stressed at a meeting with ministers of Cabo Verde, Comoros, Guinea-Bissau, São Tomé and Príncipe, Mauritius, Madagascar and the Seychelles
6 April 2016, Abidjan – The Director-General of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, José Graziano da Silva, has called for stronger partnerships with Small Island Developing States (SIDS) and appealed the UN system, regional and inter-regional bodies, development partners and non-state actors to address food and nutrition challenges faced by SIDS.
“Promoting agriculture development and food systems in SIDS is aimed at providing financial instruments
4 April 2016, Rome – The FAO Director-General and China’s Vice Minister for Agriculture, Dongyu Qu, today discussedthe country’s lead role in promoting South-South Cooperation (SSC) projects, which help developing countries share and transfer knowledge and expertise to further innovation and good practices.
China is the most important partner and largest contributor to FAO’s SSC programme.
“FAO’s long-lasting and smooth cooperation with China is very important for us, specially when we
30 March 2016, New York - FAO Director-General Jose Graziano da Silva met with Stephen O’Brien, head of the UN’s Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, in New York today to discuss ongoing collaboration ahead of the World Humanitarian Summit and plans to deploy an early warning system for major weather events such as El Nino.
FAO’s Director-General emphasized that FAO has a lot to contribute to the Istanbul
30 March 2016, New York - FAO Director-General Jose Graziano da Silva and the President of the UN Security Council, Ambassador Ismael Gaspar Martins, have concurred upon the importance of the use of FAO’s regular advanced and updated analysis of food security status in countries in conflict, during a meeting held in the President’s Office, in New York, at the sidelines of the UNSC’s Arria Formula on Food Security