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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
“Healthy and productive people stem from good nutrition” – Minister Berhe

17 November 2014, Rome – FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva today met with Eritrea’s Minister for Agriculture, Arefaine Berhe Ghebremedhin, in Rome to attend the Second International Conference on Nutrition (ICN2) taking place this week.

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

“The food we eat is what makes a person healthy

“Nutrition is a public issue and a global responsibility” – President Humala

14 November 2014, Rome – Peruvian President Ollanta Humalla echoed FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva's call to treat nutrition a public health issue.

“Nutrition is a public issue and a global responsibility,” the President said at a meeting with the FAO Director-General. The First Lady of Peru, Nadine Heredia, also participated in her capacity as FAO Special Ambassador.

President Humala highlighted the need to achieve “concrete results” during the Second

Former Director-General to assist in FAO’s efforts to promote food security and resilience

12 November 2014, Rome – FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva today appointed Jacques Diouf as Special Envoy for the Horn of Africa and the Sahel.

In his new role, the former Director-General Jacques Diouf will focus on strengthening political commitment and advocating for the need of greater investments to improve food security and resilience in the region as well as helping to secure investments to that end.  

His appointment

FAO Director-General and Russian Deputy Foreign Minister emphasized the importance of ICN2

11 November, 2014, Rome - FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva met with Gennady Gatilov, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation.

During the meeting, the Director General and the Deputy Minister both emphasized the role of nutrition in human development and the importance of the upcoming Second International Conference on Nutrition (ICN2), taking place in Rome, 19-21 November.

The Director-General thanked the Russian Government for political and financial