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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

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"He brings a clear message: sustainable development can leave no one behind"

25 September 2015, New York - FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva welcomed Pope Francis’ intervention at the Sustainable Development Goals Summit taking place in New York (25-27 September).

"His Holiness Pope Francis is a leading advocate of sustainable development and has brought a clear message to this global gathering: sustainable development can leave no one behind,” said Graziano da Silva.

“As Pope Francis said, sustainable development can be

La réussite du pays s’explique par un engagement fort de l’Etat

27 septembre 2015, New York - Le Directeur général de l’Organisation des Nations Unies pour l’alimentation et l’agriculture, M. José Graziano da Silva, a rencontré Son Excellence M. Macky Sall, Président de la République du Sénégal, en marge de la soixante-dixième session de l’Assemblée générale des Nations Unies qui se tient à New York du 25 au 30 septembre 2015.

Cet important sommet a également vu l’adoption des Objectifs de