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Historic support reconfirms second term
6 June 2015, Rome - Incumbent FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva was today re-elected to a second term in the Organization's top post with the highest number of votes ever in the history of the Organization.

In ballot by FAO member countries today, Graziano da Silva received a total of 177 out of 182 votes cast.

Addressing the plenary after his
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Conference opens with lecture on the lessons from Brazil’s landmark “Zero Hunger” campaign
6 June 2015, Rome - FAO's 39th Conference opened today, with representatives from 194 countries including more than 130 ministers gathered to discuss the Organization's future workplan, set a new two-year budget, and elect the next FAO Director-General.

President Sergio Mattarella of Italy, FAO's host country, opened the proceedings with a speech describing the right to food as a core component of the
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Agreement will enhance 79 countries’ pursuit of upcoming Sustainable Development Goals

6 June 2015, Rome - The African Caribbean and Pacific Group of States (ACP) and FAO are deepening their ties with an eye to bolstering national capacities to cope with climate change, enhance food security and support sustainable food production.

A Memorandum of Understanding, signed here today by Patrick Ignatius Gomes, Secretary General of the ACP Group, and FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva, is geared in particular towards supporting the

Le Mali atteint la cible 1 de l'Objectif du Millénaire pour le développement

6 juin 2015, Rome - Le Directeur général de la FAO, José Graziano da Silva, s’est entretenu aujourd’hui avec M. Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta, Président de la République du Mali, en marge de la 39ème  session de la Conférence de la FAO, qui se tient du 6 au 13 juin au siège de l’Organisation, à Rome.

M. Graziano da Silva a exprimé sa satisfaction au gouvernement malien pour avoir atteint la

Agreement signed today upgrades the FAO Representation in the country

6 June 2015, Rome - An agreement signed today between the Government of Fiji and FAO upgrades the Organization’s Representation in the Republic of Fiji and will serve to strengthen joint efforts to enhance food security and to tackle climate change.

“This agreement means a lot to Fiji,” said Fiji’s Prime Minister, Commodore Josaia Voreqe Bainimarama. “We are very excited about the FAO move, not only to the region, but