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FAO Director-General addresses 6th Global Forum of UN Alliance of Civilizations

29 August 2014, Bali – “Hunger leads to conflict and conflict exacerbates hunger,” FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva said today at the 6th Global Forum of the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC).

The two-day (29-30 August) event is being held in Bali, Indonesia under the theme “Unity in Diversity: Celebrating Diversity for Common and Shared Values”.

Participants include UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, political

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"Without peace there can be no end to hunger, and without ending hunger, there cannot be peace"
25 August 2014, Rome - Greater progress in the effort to slash world hunger and malnutrition will pay a "peace dividend" by reducing pressures that feed into social unrest and civil conflict, FAO said today.

Announcing today FAO's partnership in a major inter-religious all-star football "Match for Peace" taking place on 1 September at Rome's storied Olympic Stadium, FAO Director-General Jose Graziano da Silva said:
FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva meets Minister of Education Henrique Paim on first day of official visit to Brazil

19 August 2014, Brasilia- FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva and Henrique Paim, Brazil's Minister of Education, discussed ways to expand support for Brazil's international school feeding programs in Latin America and the Caribbean and Africa.

Currently 13 countries in Latin America and the Caribbean receive technical advice from Brazil related to school feeding programs. Some 5,200 technicians in the region have received training and over 13,000 students have participated in

FAO Director-General takes stock of the Organization's ongoing support to promote food security in Portuguese-speaking countries

23 July 2014, Dili, Timor-Leste – The Tenth Summit of Heads of State and Government of the Community of Portuguese Speaking Countries (CPLP) ended today in Dili, Timor-Leste, and placed food and nutrition security at the centre of the bloc's agenda.

Speaking at the opening of the summit, FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva congratulated the leaders for this decision and reiterated the Organization's commitment to consolidate the food and nutrition security

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Country adheres to the UN’s Zero Hunger Challenge aiming at eradicating hunger and malnutrition by 2025

20 July 2014, Dili, Timor-Leste  – FAO Director General José Graziano da Silva has participated in the launch of two important initiatives related to food security and nutrition in Timor-Leste: the National Action Plan "Eradication of Hunger and Malnutrition in Timor-Leste” and the campaign “Together Against Hunger in the Community of Portuguese Language Countries (CPLP)”.

Through the implementation of the National Action Plan the country adheres to the UN  Zero