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High-level talks focus on food security, small-scale fisheries and nutrition in the SIDS

4 September 2014, Apia, Samoa - FAO Director General José Graziano da Silva has reaffirmed the organization’s commitment to address food and nutritional insecurity and sustainable livelihood programs in the Small Island Developing States in a series of high-level bilateral meetings on the margins of the SIDS Conference, held in Apia, Samoa.

During talks with heads of state, government leaders and other top officials, the FAO Director-General also stressed the need

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"We want more than just survival. We strive for sustainable development." - FAO Director General at SIDS Summit in Samoa

3 September 2014, Apia, Samoa/Rome - Coping with climate change should be seen as more than just a question of survival for small island countries - the international community should view it as a challenge to take unified action and notch up efforts to shift to a sustainable model of development, FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva said today.

"Climate change is happening before our eyes. Rising sea

FAO to join UNAOC’s Group of Friends, enhancing food as part of culture

29 August 2014, Denpasar (Bali), Indonesia - Stimulating food diversity is not just about recognizing the value of food as part of a national culture, but it is also a means of enhancing the production of local food as a part of the solution to world hunger.

In this context, FAO is set to formalize next month its membership of the Group of Friends of the United Nations Alliance of

OIC invites FAO to work with the planned Astana-based Islamic Organization on Food Security

29 August 2014, Denpasar (Bali), Indonesia –  FAO Director General José Graziano da Silva and the Secretary-General of the Organization for Islamic Cooperation (OIC), Iyad bin Amin Madani, have agreed to strengthen mutual cooperation during a bilateral meeting at the margins of the 6th Global Forum of the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations, in Denpasar, Bali.

The OIC Secretary-General stressed how the issue of food security has gained momentum in

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FAO Director-General addresses 6th Global Forum of UN Alliance of Civilizations

29 August 2014, Bali – “Hunger leads to conflict and conflict exacerbates hunger,” FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva said today at the 6th Global Forum of the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC).

The two-day (29-30 August) event is being held in Bali, Indonesia under the theme “Unity in Diversity: Celebrating Diversity for Common and Shared Values”.

Participants include UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, political