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UNEP and FAO team up to promote synergies between the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm conventions in two-week chemicals and waste meeting

11 May 2013, Geneva - The three conventions that govern chemicals and hazardous waste safety at the global level concluded their first ever jointly held meetings of the parties late Friday night in Geneva. The historic meeting, attended by nearly two thousand participants from 170 countries, as well as 80 Ministers, adopted 50 separate decisions aimed at strengthening protection against hazardous chemicals and waste.

The three legally

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8 May 2013, Rome, Italy - FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva met with Nikolay Prisyazhnyuk, Ukrainian Minister of Agrarian Policy and Food to discuss the further strengthening of the already excellent collaboration with the country. 

The Director-General expressed his appreciation for Ukraine’s role in the Agricultural Market Information System (AMIS), a G20 initiative to enhance food market transparency and encourage coordination of policy action in response to market uncertainty, the secretariat of which is hosted by FAO. 

The Minister highlighted the important role and potential of Ukraine,

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7 May 2013, Rome, Italy - FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva warmly welcomed an Indonesian delegation to FAO Headquarters in Rome, Italy today.  

Helmy F. Zaini, Minister for the Development of Disadvantaged Regions, Republic of Indonesia, and the Director-General discussed the importance of a ‘blue economy’ and the priority FAO has placed on fisheries and aquaculture in several regions.

“Efforts to end hunger and fight

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Graziano da Silva meets President Raul Castro

4 May 2013, Havana - FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva has acknowledged Cuba's efforts to ensure the food security of its population at a meeting on Friday with President Raul Castro. He invited the President  to a ceremony marking the achievement during  FAO's governing Conference in Rome next month.  

"Cuba is one of the 16 countries of the world which have already reached the

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FAO and Mexico to support the Crusade and share experiences

30 April 2013, Mexico City - Mexico's National Crusade Against Hunger can mark a historical turning point for the country, said FAO Director-General, José Graziano da Silva, at the end of a two-day visit.

"Mexico has decided to say 'no more hunger."Although no society favours hunger, few have managed to unite in order to defeat it," Graziano da Silva told an ceremony marking the end of a month