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At South-South Awards, FAO Director-General welcomes progress against hunger but recalls immense challenges persist

26 September 2015, New York –The United Nations and its Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) were founded in 1945 as part of the global effort to rebuild the world destruction caused by World War II. Their 70th anniversary was celebrated during the South-South Awards Ceremony, in the margins of the UN Sustainable Development Summit 2015.

“This event happens at a historic moment. The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development defines the

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"He brings a clear message: sustainable development can leave no one behind"

25 September 2015, New York - FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva welcomed Pope Francis’ intervention at the Sustainable Development Goals Summit taking place in New York (25-27 September).

"His Holiness Pope Francis is a leading advocate of sustainable development and has brought a clear message to this global gathering: sustainable development can leave no one behind,” said Graziano da Silva.

“As Pope Francis said, sustainable development can be

La réussite du pays s’explique par un engagement fort de l’Etat

27 septembre 2015, New York - Le Directeur général de l’Organisation des Nations Unies pour l’alimentation et l’agriculture, M. José Graziano da Silva, a rencontré Son Excellence M. Macky Sall, Président de la République du Sénégal, en marge de la soixante-dixième session de l’Assemblée générale des Nations Unies qui se tient à New York du 25 au 30 septembre 2015.

Cet important sommet a également vu l’adoption des Objectifs de

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Graziano da Silva stresses links between conflict, imperilled rural livelihoods and migration

24 September 2015, Rome - The millions of people who are being forced to flee from war, poverty and other hardships are a tragic reminder of the urgent need for peaceful solutions based on social justice and improved economic opportunities for all. Key to achieving this is the protection of and investment in rural livelihoods, FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva said today.

"Rural development and food security are


Dans le cadre de sa visite officielle dans les pays de l’Océan Indien, le Directeur Général de la FAO – José Graziano da Silva -  a tenu à discuter de manière conviviale et rapprochée avec les principaux acteurs de la Société Civile malgache, qui œuvrent dans les domaines du Changement Climatique, de la sécurité alimentaire et nutritionnelle et ainsi que de la réduction de la pauvreté.

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