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FAO Director-General meets International Maritime Organization Secretary-General

9 June2014, Rome – FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva today met International Maritime Organization (IMO) Secretary-General, Koji Sekimizu, who visited FAO’s Headquarters to address the opening of the FAO Committee on Fisheries (COFI).

Graziano da Silva and Sekimizu agreed on the importance to increase efforts aimed at improving safety within the fishing sector. They also discussed the urgent need for countries to implement  the Torremolinos Protocol and the

José Graziano da Silva highlights the event’s importance not only for the country but as part of the global agenda to address food supply challenges

6 June 2014, Tashkent, Uzbekistan – In his opening statement to an international conference here on the elaboration of Uzbekistan’s food programme, FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva highlighted the event’s importance not only for the country but as part of the global agenda to address food supply challenges.

The two-day conference, under the chairmanship of President of Uzbekistan Islam Karimov, gathered high-level guests from more than 40 countries and

Broader geographic coverage and scope to benefit countries in the region

4 June 2014, Ankara – FAO and the Government of Turkey today agreed to extend and reinforce their longstanding partnership on food security, forestry and other issues confronting the countries of Central Asia.

Two equally important agreements were signed, with the objective of providing technical assistance to and sharing Turkey’s experience with countries in the region, as well as improving capacities for international cooperation in the Ministry of Food, Livestock

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FAO Director-General says upcoming hunger and nutrition events in Italy of "paramount importance" in tackling urgent challenges

29 May 2014, Milan -Next year's EXPO Milano 2015, with its food security-oriented theme, and an international nutrition conference coming up in Rome in November, will be "emblematic efforts that help to shape the sustainable future we want," FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva said.

Speaking at a round-table discussion linked to EXPO 2015, Graziano da Silva said, "We need to act now, forcefully, to reach a world

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Joint programmes to address diseases including rabies, foot-and-mouth disease, and peste des petits ruminants, and ensure judicious use of veterinary drugs with WHO

25 May 2014, Rome/Paris – The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) today pledged to step up their existing collaboration to control animal disease, ensure the safety of food from animal origin and promote safe trade.

The two organizations said they would reinforce their partnership in priority areas that include joint response to animal health crises and