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FAO Director-General and Secretary of State John Kerry participate in roundtable discussion on sustainable fisheries

25 September 2014, New York - Better management of the world's ocean resources is crucial to ensuring food global security, FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva said during a roundtable discussion with United States Secretary of State John Kerry held here today.

The event, "Our Ocean: Next Steps on Sustainable Fishing and Marine Protected Areas", was organized as a follow-up to this week's UN climate summit and to take advantage

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Queen meets FAO Director-General and confirms participation at Rome conference

24 September 2014, Rome/New York – Queen Letizia of Spain will join international efforts against hunger and malnutrition by addressing the Second International Conference on Nutrition (ICN2) scheduled to take place from 19- 21 November at FAO's headquarters in Rome.

The Queen’s participation at the conference, which is being organized by FAO and the World Health Organization (WHO), was confirmed yesterday during her meeting with FAO Director-General

UNEP and FAO to work together under new agreement

24 September 2014, New York – In a world where increasing urbanization, rising populations, and expanding agricultural land use are encroaching on ecosystems and impacting on biodiversity, two United Nations agencies have come together to work for a more sustainable future.

The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) today signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) that builds on the two agencies’ past collaborations and

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FAO Director-General addresses UN Climate Change Summit
23 September 2014, New York - Overcoming climate change is central to achieving a sustainable future for the planet's growing population, and food security must lie at the heart of that effort, FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva said here today in a speech at the UN Climate Summit.

"We cannot call development sustainable while hunger still robs over 800 million people of the opportunity
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Talks focus on Post 2015 development agenda

22 September 2014, New York - FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva paid a courtesy call to Sam Kahamba Kutesa, who was elected President of the United Nations General
Assembly’s sixty-ninth session on 11 June 2014.

Kutesa was serving as Uganda’s Foreign Affairs minister when he got elected as the General Assembly President.

During the meeting, the President praised the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) for its