New York/Rome, 27 September 2012 - UN Women and the three Rome-based United Nations agencies working on food and agriculture today launched a joint programme to empower poor rural women through economic integration and food security initiatives.
The programme, Accelerating Progress Toward the Economic Empowerment of Rural Women, is a five-year initiative of the UN Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women), the Food
26-09-2012 - New York, USA - The Director-General met with FAO Goodwill Ambassador Carl Lewis in New York to discuss future opportunities to continue the former Olympian world champion’s activities in promoting the cause of global hunger eradication.
The meeting took place against the background of the 60th Session of the UN General Assembly, attended by Director-General Graziano da Silva and Carl Lewis who was participating in a press
The FAO chief, in New York for the 67th session of the UN General Assembly, noted that the invitation "comes in recognition of Mrs. Heredia's work in support of the role
25 September 2012, New York – As the United Nations General Assembly gets under way, FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva is in New York this week to participate in a number of high-level events and bilateral meetings on issues ranging from scaling-up nutrition interventions and empowering rural women to enhancing partnerships with civil society and addressing food security challenges in dry-land countries.
On Thursday, 27 September, the Director-General will participate