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Norwegian contribution of USD 1.8 million seeks to strengthen the implementation of the Voluntary guidelines for sustainability of small-scale fisheries

5 October 2015, Santiago, Chile -Tone Skogen, State Secretary at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Norway and Jose Graziano da Silva, Director-General of FAO, signed an agreement today that seeks to increase the contribution of small-scale fisheries to food security and sustainable livelihoods.

The signing of the cooperation agreement took place in the framework of the event Our Oceans, held in Chile. The funds (USD 1.8 million) will be

El Director general de la FAO se reúne con los ministros de Economía y Medioambiente y el Subsecretario de Pesca

5 de octubre, Santiago de Chile – El Director General de la FAO, José Graziano da Silva, discutió los desafíos que plantean los nuevos Objetivos de Desarrollo Sostenibles (ODS) con el Ministro de Medio Ambiente de Chile, Pablo Badenier, el Ministro de Economía de Chile, Felipe Céspedes y el Subsecretario de Pesca, Raúl Súnico, durante su visita al país para participar en el encuentro internacional Nuestros Océanos.

Graziano da Silva alabó el

High-level round table on South-South cooperation at the United Nations highlights the importance of stronger partnerships and knowledge sharing among developing nations

26 September 2015, New York - South-South Cooperation will continue to play a crucial role in eradicating hunger and achieving food security, poverty reduction and sustainable agriculture in developing countries, said FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva during a high-level round table event organised on the margins of the United Nations Sustainable Development Summit for the adoption of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

The event, hosted by the President

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Eradication of hunger the linchpin for sustainable development agenda, FAO chief tells world leaders

25 September 2015, New York - Food security, nutrition and sustainable agriculture are key to achieving the entire set of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030, FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva has told world leaders in a plenary address at United Nations headquarters.

"We have given ourselves an enormous task, that begins with the historic commitment of not only reducing but also eradicating poverty and

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