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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

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Expanded partnership to tackle climate change and develop digital innovations for rural smallholders

19 September 2017, New York - FAO is entering an innovative strategic partnership with Unilever aimed at helping countries in their efforts to reduce food loss and waste and tackle climate change, in the context of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva and Paul Polman, Chief Executive of Unilever and SDG Advocate, signed a Letter of Intent to help ensure better access to food and

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Aim is also to boost rural communities' capacity to use ICTs in climate change monitoring and disaster-prevention

18 September 2017, New York - The International Telecommunication Union (ITU) and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) will leverage synergies to support the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Sustainable Development Goals through the use of information and communication technologies (ICTs).

The principals of the two organizations, Houlin Zhao (ITU) and José Graziano da Silva (FAO), signed today a Memorandum of

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

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