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FAO Director-General contributes his thoughts on Thomson Reuters Foundation blog

25 September 2014, New York - On the occasion of the 69th UN General Assembly underway in New York, the Director-General has published a joint blog co-authored and signed by Mark Rutte, Prime Minister of the Kingdom of the Netherlands; Charles Flanagan, Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade of Ireland; Rosario Robles Berlanga, Secretary of Social Development of Mexico; Kanayo F. Nwanze, President of IFAD and Ertharin

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FAO chief urges greater global political commitment to fight hunger

25 September 2014, Rome/New York - Global peace and sustainable development cannot be achieved without ending hunger, FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva today told participants at a high-level UN meeting in New York.

"Food security might not always be our first concern, but it should be," said the FAO chief highlighting the link between hunger and conflicts. He was speaking at "Delivering Zero Hunger - Demonstrating Impact"

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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