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President of Chile, FAO Director-General, Vice President of Venezuela and representatives of the 33 countries gather for FAO regional conference

7 May 2014, Santiago de Chile - Representatives of all countries in Latin America and the Caribbean have gathered here this week to agree on the actions needed to definitively eradicate hunger in the region before 2025.

"We know that the fight against hunger is a primary dimension within the major missions of mankind. It is perhaps the most brutal expression of inequality," said President

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“The Zero Hunger Challenge you launched at the Rio+20 Conference is helping catalyze a global movement to eliminate hunger and malnutrition”

7 May 2014, Rome- FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva today praised UN Secretary-General Ban Ki Moon for his support in the fight against hunger at a meeting with FAO member countries, the Committee on World Food Security (CFS), and UN Rome-based agencies staff.

“The Zero Hunger Challenge you launched at the Rio+20 Conference is helping catalyze a global movement to eliminate hunger and malnutrition,” Graziano da Silva said in

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Brazilian bishop dedicated his life to the poor of the land

6 May 2014, Santiago de Chile, Chile -FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva expressed sadness today over the death of Don Tomás Balduino, Bishop Emeritus of the city of Goiás and founder of the Catholic Indigenous Missionary Council (CIMI) and the Pastoral Land Commission.

“Don Tomás Balduino was an example of dignity, courage and determination in his efforts to promote social justice and in defense of the rural poor,” Graziano

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In break with past, Russia now has a top envoy solely dedicated to FAO

29 April 2014, Rome - Alexander Gorban, the first independent Permanent Representative of Russia to FAO, presented credential letters to FAO Director General José Graziano da Silva at FAO headquarters today.

The new envoy marks the first time Russia has deployed a diplomat with the sole duty of representing it at FAO and the other UN Rome-based agencies. In the past, the Russia’s bilateral Ambassador to Italy also had a

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Agreement aims to broaden awareness of food, agriculture and hunger issues

29 April 2014, Rome- FAO and the International Federation of Agricultural Journalists (IFAJ) are joining forces to promote wider global sharing of agricultural information and better highlight FAO’s activities in specialized agricultural media worldwide.

An agreement signed today by FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva and IFAJ President Markus Rediger outlines various joint activities to be undertaken by the Organization and the 3,000+ journalists represented by the