17 June 2013, Rome, Italy - Mohamed Ahmed Awaleh, Djibouti Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries, Livestock and Natural Resources, met today with the Director-General at FAO Headquarters. The Minister expressed his appreciation of the award he received yesterday from FAO, along with 37 other countries, for his country’s progress in hunger reduction.
17 June 2013, Rome - Director-General José Graziano da Silva and Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Prime Minister Ralph Gonzalves met today at FAO Headquarters.
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17 June 2013, Rome - FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva today has called on FAO’s Conference to approve a Programme of Work and Budget that sharpens the focus of the Organization's actions to improve the assistance it gives to Member Countries in reaching their food security and agriculture goals.
“Since I took up office, brick by brick we have laid the foundation we need to
17 June 2013, Rome, Italy - Brunei Darussalam Minister for Industry and Primary Resources Bakar Yahya met today with the Director-General at FAO Headquarters. Graziano da Silva welcomed the membership of Brunei Darussalam and invited the Minister to get involved in the preparation of FAO’s Country Programme Framework (CPS).
Brunei is one of the three new countries admitted by the FAO Conference in its 38th Session. FAO now has 194
16 June 2013, Rome - FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva formally recognized 38 countries for reducing hunger by half well ahead of international targets for the year 2015.
During a high-level ceremony attended by several heads of state, 18 countries received diplomas for early achievement of targets set by both Millennium Development Goal 1 (MDG1) — to halve the proportion of hungry people by 2015 — plus