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17 June 2013, Rome -  Director-General José Graziano da Silva and Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Prime Minister Ralph Gonzalves met today at FAO Headquarters.

Click here to listen to H.E. Ralph Gonzalves.

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Necessary for FAO to play a more significant role to eradicate hunger

17 June 2013, Rome - FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva today has called on FAO’s Conference to approve a Programme of Work and Budget that sharpens the focus of the Organization's actions to improve the assistance it gives to Member Countries in reaching their food security and agriculture goals.

“Since I took up office, brick by brick we have laid the foundation we need to

Brunei invited to get involved in the Country Programme Framework

17 June 2013, Rome, Italy - Brunei Darussalam Minister for Industry and Primary Resources Bakar Yahya met today with the Director-General at FAO Headquarters. Graziano da Silva welcomed the membership of Brunei Darussalam and invited the Minister to get involved in the preparation of FAO’s Country Programme Framework (CPS).

Brunei is one of the three new countries admitted by the FAO Conference in its 38th Session. FAO now has 194

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FAO recognizes 38 countries for halving hunger, lauds regional and international support

16 June 2013, Rome - FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva formally recognized 38 countries for reducing hunger by half well ahead of international targets for the year 2015.

During a high-level ceremony attended by several heads of state, 18 countries received diplomas for early achievement of targets set by both Millennium Development Goal 1 (MDG1) — to halve the proportion of hungry people by 2015 — plus

Country launching food security programme in October

16 June 2013, Rome, Italy - Benin President Yayi Boni met with FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva today and told him his nation will launch a food security programme next October aimed at halving the number of hungry people in the country.

Benin has already achieved the first Millennium Development Goal of halving its percentage, as opposed to its number, of hungry people. President Boni is in