New York, 20 February 2013 - Quinoa can play an important role in eradicating hunger, malnutrition and poverty, FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva said today at the official launch of the International Year of Quinoa at UN Headquarters.
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, President Evo Morales of Bolivia and First Lady Nadine Heredia Alarcón de Humala of Peru were among the high-level participants in a day-long
Minister Berthé stressed the importance of targeting assistance
He told a special joint meeting of the UN Economic and Social Council and the Economic and Financial Committee of the General Assembly in New York:
"We are approaching 2015, the deadline for the Millennium
Over the past several years, the UN food agencies’ country teams have collaborated effectively to help
13 February 2013, Rome - A global multi-stakeholder consultation to discuss the world development agenda beyond 2015 has called for food security and nutrition to be the central element in future development efforts. New development objectives should be established for the entire global community.
The one-day consultation on Hunger, Food Security and Nutrition in the Post-2015 Development Agenda stressed that food security and nutrition represent the cornerstone for