25 September 2012, New York – As the United Nations General Assembly gets under way, FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva is in New York this week to participate in a number of high-level events and bilateral meetings on issues ranging from scaling-up nutrition interventions and empowering rural women to enhancing partnerships with civil society and addressing food security challenges in dry-land countries.
On Thursday, 27 September, the Director-General will participate
24 September 2012, Rome – FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva today stressed the important role of forestry in sustainable development when he opened a five-day meeting of FAO’s Committee on Forestry (COFO).
He noted that the nexus between forestry and sustainable development was one of the cross-cutting issues considered at the Rio+20 Conference in June.
The 2012 Edition of FAO’s flagship publication the State of
During their meeting, Graziano da Silva and Kreimerman agreed on the need to address volatility of global agricultural prices. The Director-General noted the importance of existing international coordination mechanisms for the stabilization of commodity prices.
18 September 2012, Paris/Rome - Better international coordination and increased information exchange are helping to ease tight markets, French President François Hollande and FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva agreed during discussions in Paris yesterday.
"France shares FAO's and the UN's position that we are not in a food price crisis, but we need to remain vigilant," said Graziano da Silva.
During the meeting, Graziano da Silva recognized the
Patriarch Bartholomew told Graziano da Silva he is "very receptive" to the Director-General's invitation to play an increased role in