21 November 2014, Rome – The time is now for bold action to shoulder the challenge of Zero Hunger and ensure adequate nutrition for all, FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva said today in closing remarks to the Second International Conference on Nutrition (ICN2).
“Malnutrition is the number one cause of disease in the world,” Graziano da Silva said, adding: “If hunger were a contagious disease,
21 November 2014, Rome – FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva today met today with Mozambique’s Minister for Health, Alexandre Lourenço Jaime, who was in Rome to attend the Second International Conference on Nutrition (ICN2) taking place this week.
The Minister congratulated FAO Director-General for the organization of the ICN2. “He brings together for the first time ever, different actors involved in the fight against malnutrition,” the Minister noted.
The ICN2 is
20 November 2014, Rome - Pope Francis told politicians from around the world to view food and nutrition and the environment as global public issues at a time when nations are more tightly linked with each other than ever before.
"When solidarity is lacking in one country, it's felt around the world," he said.
He told delegates from the 172 nations attending
20 November 2014, Rome - The vision of a world where everyone has enough to eat and has access to healthy diets must be at the heart of new global targets on sustainable development, FAO Director-General, José Graziano da Silva, said today at the inauguration of an installation which will represent the United Nations at the Expo Milano 2015 universal trade exhibition.
The installation, a giant blue spoon, was
20 November 2014, Rome – FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva today met with Nigeria’s Minister for Agriculture and Rural Development, His Excellency Akinwunni Ayo Adesina, who is in Rome to attend the Second International Conference on Nutrition (ICN2) taking place this week.