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“The Zero Hunger Challenge you launched at the Rio+20 Conference is helping catalyze a global movement to eliminate hunger and malnutrition”

7 May 2014, Rome- FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva today praised UN Secretary-General Ban Ki Moon for his support in the fight against hunger at a meeting with FAO member countries, the Committee on World Food Security (CFS), and UN Rome-based agencies staff.

“The Zero Hunger Challenge you launched at the Rio+20 Conference is helping catalyze a global movement to eliminate hunger and malnutrition,” Graziano da Silva said in

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Diretor-Geral da FAO lamenta falecimento de Dom Tomás Balduíno

6 de maio de 2014, Santiago, Chile - O Diretor-Geral da FAO, José Graziano da Silva, lamentou "com tristeza" o falecimento de Dom Tomás Balduino, Bispo Emérito da cidade de Goiás (GO) e co-fundador da Comissão Pastoral da Terra e do Conselho Indigenista Missionário (CIMI).

"Don Tomás Balduíno foi um exemplo de dignidade, coragem e determinação em seus esforços para promover justiça social em defesa dos pobres do campo", afirmou

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In break with past, Russia now has a top envoy solely dedicated to FAO

29 April 2014, Rome - Alexander Gorban, the first independent Permanent Representative of Russia to FAO, presented credential letters to FAO Director General José Graziano da Silva at FAO headquarters today.

The new envoy marks the first time Russia has deployed a diplomat with the sole duty of representing it at FAO and the other UN Rome-based agencies. In the past, the Russia’s bilateral Ambassador to Italy also had a

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Agreement aims to broaden awareness of food, agriculture and hunger issues

29 April 2014, Rome- FAO and the International Federation of Agricultural Journalists (IFAJ) are joining forces to promote wider global sharing of agricultural information and better highlight FAO’s activities in specialized agricultural media worldwide.

An agreement signed today by FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva and IFAJ President Markus Rediger outlines various joint activities to be undertaken by the Organization and the 3,000+ journalists represented by the

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Graziano da Silva and President Obiang review progress of the Africa Solidarity Trust Fund

28 April 2014, Rome - FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva today held a meeting with the President of the Republicof Equatorial Guinea, Teodoro Obiang, in Rome for the canonization events of popes John XXIII and John Paul II.

The FAO head informed President Obiang of progress made to date  under the auspices of the Africa Solidarity Trust Fund. Created in February 2013 and operating under FAO management, the fund