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FAO Partnership and Liaison Office in the Republic of Korea formally expands engagements with KAIDEC
The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the Korea Association of International Development and Cooperation (KAIDEC) have announced a new chapter of cooperation intended to expand collaboration and take advantage of international development opportunities. A Letter of Agreement signed today at the FAO Partnership and Liaison Office (PLO) in the Republic of Korea (ROK), Seoul, will focus on establishing a partnership and resource mobilization strategy to enhance...
Afghanistan: FAO appeals for $36 million to urgently save rural livelihoods and avoid massive displacement
Director-General QU Dongyu stresses that time is of the essence in address to UN High-level Ministerial Meeting on the Humanitarian Situation in Afghanistan
13.09.2021 Rome/Geneva
Afghanistan: FAO appeals for $36 million to urgently save rural livelihoods and avoid massive displacement
The Director-General of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), QU Dongyu, today called for urgent assistance to help save Afghanistan's next wheat harvest, keep life-sustaining farm animals alive, and avoid a deterioration of the country's already severe humanitarian crises.  FAO is seeking $36 million to speed up its support to Afghan farmers and ensure they will not miss the upcoming winter wheat planting season, and to assist...
FAO calls for renewed digital push in Small Island Developing States battered by COVID-19
High-Level Forum saw the launch of the SIDS Solutions Platform to foster innovation and digitalization
31.08.2021 Rome/Suva
FAO calls for renewed digital push in Small Island Developing States battered by COVID-19
The Director-General of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), QU Dongyu, today called on Small Island Developing States (SIDS) to foster the power of innovation and digitalization to accelerate the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), particularly SDG 1 (No poverty), SDG 2 (No hunger) and SDG 10 (Reduced inequalities). Qu spoke at the opening of the two-day virtual SIDS Solutions Forum (30-31 August), co-hosted by FAO...
FAO, IUCN SSC and OIE warn of African swine fever’s impact on wildlife conservation
The increasing rate of infection of African swine fever (ASF) among domestic and wild pigs in the Asia-Pacific region has prompted the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), the International Union for Conservation of Nature’s Species Survival Commission (IUCN SSC), and the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) to issue a joint call for countries in the region to develop stronger policies and implement strategies to mitigate...
Pacific leaders from Small Island Developing States (SIDS) consider solutions for major push to achieve SDGs as COVID-19 batters economies
The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) is convening a virtual forum of leaders from Small Island Developing States (SIDS) in a major push forward to help its Members regain their momentum toward achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Small in size and population, most Pacific SIDS have been badly affected, economically, by the global pandemic, but they also continue to struggle with other challenges such as the...
Pacific Small Island Developing States turn to digital technology for better health
Residents in Pacific Small Island Developing States (SIDS) are turning to innovation and digitalization to tackle the growing problem of long-term poor dietary habits and the health concerns that often follow, such as stunting among children, micronutrient deficiencies, overweight and obesity and the prevalence of non-communicable diseases (NCDs), specifically diabetes. NCDs among adults in Pacific SIDS are among the highest in the world. For example, in Samoa and Tonga, diet-related diseases...
SIDS Solutions Forum coming soon
10.08.2021 Apia, Samoa
SIDS Solutions Forum coming soon
Planning for the Small Island Developing States (SIDS) Solutions Forum, scheduled for 30 – 31 August 2021, is underway. The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) has invited world leaders from Small Island Developing States (SIDS) in the Pacific, African, Indian Ocean and Caribbean, as well high-level participants from donor and SIDS friendly countries and heads of global organizations; many of whom will headline the forum.  Hundreds of public...
Battling back from COVID-19, world leaders from Small Island Developing States (SIDS) to gather on major push to achieve SDGs
Rapid uptake of digitalization and innovation seen as key
05.08.2021 MEDIA ADVISORY AND INVITATION
Battling back from COVID-19, world leaders from Small Island Developing States (SIDS) to gather on major push to achieve SDGs
The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) is convening a virtual forum of world leaders from Small Island Developing States (SIDS) in a major push forward to help its Members regain their momentum toward achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), badly affected by the global pandemic, ongoing triple-dimensional forms of malnutrition and increasingly extreme natural hazards related to climate change. Co-hosted by the Government of Fiji, FAO will...
Solomon Islands training addresses gender challenges women face in the agriculture and rural sector
Focused on gender equality, analysis and mainstreaming, the training provided an opportunity for 12 females and 18 males Solomon Islands Government staff from the ministries of Agriculture and Livestock (MAL), Women, Youth, Children and Family Affairs (MWYCFA), Public Service (MPS) and Fisheries and Marine Resources (MFMR) to learn more about gender mainstreaming and strengthen their capacities on how to apply a gender perspective when working on policy, planning, programming and...
FAO and the Republic of Korea join forces to reduce foodborne antimicrobial resistance
Government to provide $10 million in support of Codex Alimentarius work to contain and reduce foodborne antimicrobial resistance
20.07.2021 Rome
FAO and the Republic of Korea join forces to reduce foodborne antimicrobial resistance
The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the Republic of Korea, through its Ministry of Food and Drug Safety (MFDS), today signed a new Framework Arrangement which establishes overarching terms and conditions that will govern the cooperation through voluntary contributions and facilitate future negotiations between MFDS and FAO. The Arrangement focuses on food safety and standard setting, and contains a Contribution Arrangement which will help to simplify...
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