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FAO Director-General praises the country for joining the Port State Measures agreement against illegal fishing

27 September 2017, Rome -  FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva today praised Namibia for joining the Port State Measures Agreement, a FAO-brokered groundbreaking international accord aimed at stamping out illegal fishing. 

In talks with the Minister for Fisheries and Marine Resources of the Republic of Namibia, Bernard Esau, the pair discussed ways in which FAO can help the country building capacity to implement the agreement to enhance sustainable fisheries. 

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By FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva

Amidst the pressing global issues discussed during last week’s UN General Assembly, FAO and its partners succeeded in drawing the world’s attention towards an important challenge to be tackled for the success of the Agenda 2030: food waste and food loss.

The Rome-based agencies (FAO, WFP and IFAD), together with governments (UAE, Germany and Italy), private sector and civil society representatives, renewed the call that greater cooperation among all stakeholders

Discussions on migration, links between peace and food security

20 September 2017, New York – In a meeting with the FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva today in New York, the President of the 72nd Session of the UN General Assembly, Miroslav Lajčák, recognized FAO as “well-aligned” with the UN General Assembly priorities, such as migration, sustaining peace and climate change.

Graziano da Silva congratulated Lajčák on his appointment and offered FAO’s support during the term following the successful

Graziano da Silva joins international commitment to enhance industrialization in Africa

21 September 2017, New York - “Africa’s youth is keen to engage in non-traditional rural activities and agro industrial jobs such as tourism, retail and services. Fostering sustainable agriculture and rural development is essential to building economies that can support these millions of young people looking for a job,” FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva said today.

FAO Director-General addressed African leaders, UN officials and representatives of international finance institutions

Graziano da Silva emphasizes importance of peace to rebuild livelihoods

20 September 2017, New York - FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva today showed FAO’s Resilience Strategy for South Sudan (2016-2018) to Taban Deng Gai, Vice-President of the war-torn country.

Building on FAO’s portfolio of interventions in South Sudan over the past three years, the guiding objective is to increase the resilience of local livelihoods, bolster protections for the most