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FAO Director-General meets Queen Letizia of Spain

Talks on joint efforts against hunger and malnutrition

20 September 2016, New York - FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva today met Queen Letizia of Spain, FAO's Special Ambassador for Nutrition, on the sidelines of 71st session of the UN General Assembly for talks that focused on how to galvanize action for better nutrition.

The Queen expressed her appreciation of how FAO was leading with WHO the efforts to ensure food security and nutrition for all. The Queen said that she admired how FAO was skillfully bringing actors together – from civil society to private sector to governments to the UN System – to discuss, agree, and partner to reach our common goals and to tackle difficult issues, such as defining salt, sugar, and oil limits in diets.