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“Still today many people go hungry to bed every evening. People die and suffer from malnutrition.”- Sharon Dijksma

19 November 2014, Rome – FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva today met with Her Excellency Sharon Dijksma, Minister for Agriculture for The Netherlands, who is here in Rome to attend the Second International Conference on Nutrition (ICN2) taking place this week.

The ICN2 is an inclusive inter-governmental meeting on nutrition jointly organized by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the World Health Organization (WHO).

The two main

“Nutrition is central to Africa’s inclusive socio-economic development” – King Letsie III

19 November 2014, Rome – FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva today met with His Majesty King Letsie III of the Kingdom of Lesotho, who is here in Rome to attend the Second International Conference on Nutrition (ICN2) taking place this week.

King Letsie III is the Champion of Nutrition for the African Union (AU), and represents the 54 heads of State who are members of the AU.


The ICN2

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Inter-Parliamentary Union’s meeting comes ahead of Second International Conference on Nutrition in Rome

18 November 2014, Rome - FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva today urged lawmakers from around the world meeting in Rome to play their part in transforming into positive results the commitments to provide healthier diets for all people which governments are expected to adopt at this week's global nutrition conference.

"Improving nutrition requires a collective effort. It requires well-designed laws that improve food systems, ensure healthy diets and

L’assistance de la FAO est essentielle pour les politiques d’autosuffisance alimentaire en Afrique

Rome, 18 novembre 2014--- Le Directeur général de la FAO, José Graziano da Silva, a rencontré aujourd’hui M. Macky Sall, président de la République du Sénégal, à l’occasion de sa visite à Rome.

Au cours de leur entretien, M. Macky Sall a tenu à saluer l’intérêt que porte le  Directeur général de la FAO au continent africain. L’Organisation joue en effet un rôle primordial en matière d’assistance aux gouvernements pour

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CSOs embrace the fight against malnutrition
17 November, 2014, Rome - Civil-society organizations are key players in this week's global nutrition conference, as they are tasked with making sure political promises are kept, FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva said Monday.

"Your role includes giving voices to the hungry, pushing governments and other stakeholders forward and demanding results and accountability," Graziano da Silva said in an address to a host of