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News Archive

30 Oct 2014
The FAO Office in Geneva will launch a series of "Food for Talks" highlighting the interconnections between agriculture, food and nutrition security and sustainable development. More information to follow soon.
16 Oct 2014
This year's World Food Day will take place under the theme"Feeding the world caring for the earth".
18 Sep 2014
Short and Medium Term Estimates for Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone
17 Sep 2014
Forests are ' natural' suppliers to a green economy. The sustainability of wood as a material is proven; the ecological functions and ecosystem services that they provide are undeniable.
01 Aug 2014
Ms. Xiangjun Yao, former Director of Climate, Energy and Tenure at FAO headquarters, has been appointed as the Director of the FAO Office in Geneva as of August 1.
03 Jul 2014
Integrating plant genetic resources, data and technologies for food security, biodiversity conservation and climate adaptation in agriculture.
10 Jun 2014
FAO Geneva delivered a statement as part of the meeting of WSIS highlighting FAO's engagements in promoting ITC use for agriculture and food security with a focus on rural communities and vulnerable populations.
21 May 2014
High-level FAO/WHO 2nd International Conference on Nutrition to be held in November in Rome
13 May 2014
FAO Geneva is hosting the 1st meeting of the ad Hoc Open-ended Working Group to enhance the functioning of the Multilateral System of access and benefit-sharing.
18 Mar 2014
The event aimed at facilitating discussions among WTO members to find a solution on the issue of public stockholding for food security purposes in the WTO negotiations.
11 Mar 2014
LOG commented the report of the Special rapporteur - "The transformative potential of the right to food" - highlighting FAO’s new strategic framework, the importance of the Voluntary Guidelines, as well as FAO's work with regard to nutrition, sustainability, food waste, resilience and rural development.
27 Feb 2014
FAO Geneva and New York, joined forces with the IASC and the Overseas Development Institute, to launch a seminal study on financing emergency preparedness at UN Headquarters. This launch in New York followed similar events in Geneva and Rome.
09 Dec 2013
Presentation co-hosted by FAO Geneva on the launch of the IASC/ODI Study on Preparedness Financing - Palais des Nations, room XXII, 10h-12h
05 Nov 2013
FAO Geneva is organizing an event on FAO's flagship publication, "Save & Grow", a policymaker’s guide to sustainably feed a world population expected to exceed 9 billion people by 2050.
16 Oct 2013
FAO Geneva and the University of Geneva organized a public round table followed by a documentary film.
15 Jul 2013
In the context of the United Nations ECOSOC 2013, FAO Geneva, as chair of the IASC Task Team on Funding Preparedness, organizes a side-event to highlight the perspectives of the IASC Task Team on Funding Preparedness and the OECD DAC’ - Palais des Nations, 15 July.
04 Jul 2013
As part of the United Nations ECOSOC 2013, FAO and the Mission of Ecuador in Geneva organized an event on the "International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources".
03 Jul 2013
CGIAR, FAO, GFAR and IFAD pledged to increase their efforts to boost the contribution of science, technology and innovation to enable family farmers to improve agricultural productivity and livelihood.
13 Jun 2013
FAO Geneva participated in the event and made a presentation on "hunger, food and nutrition in the post-2015 development framework".
05 Jun 2013
This year’s theme focused on food waste. FAO Geneva participated in the "Think.Eat.Save" round table along with UNEP, the Swiss Confederation, Nestlé, and Mr. Ziegler, the former rapporteur for the right to food.
22 May 2013
LOG Director made a presentation on food security and climate change. The session brought together diplomats, government officials, as well as representatives of IOs.
10 May 2013
FAO, with the presence of its Director-General, and UNEP team up in Geneva to promote synergies between the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm conventions in two-week chemicals and waste meeting.
11 Mar 2013
FAO's address focused on the impact of drought:"efforts to calculate its full magnitude across social, economic and financial sectors are still underway but facts are clear: drought is uniquely insidious in its cost as it deprives human beings of their most essential needs: food, and water",said Ms.Tutwiler.
07 Mar 2013
FAO Geneva organized a high level panel discussion on FAO’s major annual flagship publication highlighting that more and better investments in agriculture is one of the most effective ways to reduce hunger and poverty while safeguarding the environment.
04 Mar 2013
FAO Geneva took part in an interactive dialogue with the Special Rapporteur of the UN Secretary-General for the right to food and the Human Rights Council and reiterated the importance of achieving the right to food.
25 Jan 2013
Ann Tutwiler, Special Representative of FAO in Geneva, represented the Director-General in Davos to ensure overall enhanced dialogue between FAO and its multistakeholder partners on key issues for the Organization.
22 Jan 2013
FAO Geneva participated in the launch of the campaign and provided FAO's perspective on the need to make profound,lasting changes in the way people consume food to have a healthier and hunger-free world.
17 Dec 2012
The session was organized by the US Department of State. Mr. Gustafson, FAO Deputy Director-General/Operations, highlighted FAO's perspective on the need to strengthen global health security.
01 Nov 2012
Ann Tutwiler,Deputy Director-General/Knowledge,has been nominated Special Representative of FAO to the UN organizations in Geneva and to the WEF.
16 Oct 2012
FAO Geneva and the University of Geneva organized a public round table in the presence of Anggun, FAO Goodwill Ambassador.
11 Oct 2012
High-level round table at the Palais des Nations preceded by the opening of an exhibition on the role of cooperatives in food security.
19 Sep 2012
Mr. Ould Ahmed, presented his farewell to the Director-General of the UN Office in Geneva on the occasion of his new assignment as Regional Representative of FAO for the Middle East and North Africa.
26 Jun 2012
As part of the 20th session of the human right council, FAO participated in a joint Caritas/Oxfam side-event providing the audience a macro-level agricultural policy and resilience perspective.
19 Jun 2012
FAO Geneva provided an overview of structural factors driving crisis cycles in the Sahel, such as the chronic underperformance of the agriculture sector and a high dependence on food imports.
24 May 2012
FAO Geneva was invited by UNDP to participate in the round table "Towards a Food Secure Future" and highlighted the relation between poverty and the access to food, as well as the chronic lack of investments in the agricultural sector.
21 May 2012
FAO Geneva participated in a round table entitled "Food Security and Climate Change". The session brought together diplomats, government officials, as well as representatives of international organizations.
24 Apr 2012
IMF and the World Bank organized a launch during which FAO stressed the importance of providing targeted assistance to the vulnerable, building food stocks, reducing high transaction costs for intra-regional trade and prioritizing investment to agriculture.
26 Mar 2012
The director of FAO Geneva provided an overview of the food security and nutrition crisis: it is imperative to act now to save lives and livelihoods and avoid a further deterioration of the humanitarian situation.
23 Mar 2012
The dialogue focused on securing food in uncertain markets and on the challenges for poor, net food-importing countries.
16 Mar 2012
FAO Geneva gathered a group of foresters and forest-related professionals to discuss scope, modalities and organization of the future FRA. The meeting was arranged in the premises of the European Commission Joint Research Centre.
08 Mar 2012
Interview of the Director of FAO Geneva on the occasion of International Women's Day with this year's theme “Empower Rural Women–End Hunger".
08 Feb 2012
Mr. Da Silva, FAO Director-General, was invited as a key-note speaker. He talked about the need to increase the intensity of use of resources, generate more productivity and use less water, chemicals and land.
25 Jan 2012
FAO organized a briefing on “Nutrition as an entry point to bridge the development gap: lessons learnt from Afghanistan”.
18 Oct 2011
FAO Geneva, with the support of the University of Geneva, organized the screening of the movie "Last Supper for Malthus" followed by a panel discussion.
17 Oct 2011
Opening in the presence of Mr. Tokayev, Director UNOG, Mr. Ahmed, Director FAO Geneva, Ms. Landis, Director WFP Geneva, Mr. Khalikov, Director OCHA Geneva.
06 Jul 2011
“Unleashing the potential of rural people through education for food security and development” was the theme of the discussion. The objective was to raise awareness among stakeholders on the importance of investing in education for rural people to achieve all MDGs.
27 May 2011
The discussion took as its starting point an overview of price volatility and its causes. The role of export prohibitions and the increasing use of basic food commodities for biofuel production were highlighted as well as possible options for coping with this issue.
16 May 2011
The course focused on the following topic: “The Shifting Geopolitics of the Multilateral System: Actors, Strategies, Policies”. The session brought together diplomats as well as representatives of IOs.
15 May 2011
The broadcast "Geopolitis" focused on food price volatility. The objective was to explain the increase of crop prices in general and the mechanics of food price fluctuations.
12 May 2011
FAO Liaison Office made a presentation on reviving agriculture livelihood in post disaster contexts, focusing on the need to instigate multi-faceted strategies that address immediate needs along side the implementation of medium/long term activities.
12 Apr 2011
In the context of GCSP’s annual training related to security, FAO's perspective to feeding the world was highlighted through a presentation on food security in the 21st century.
06 Apr 2011
WHO calls for urgent and concerted action: antimicrobial resistance is an issue of extreme importance to FAO, in relation to its mandate to promote food security while ensuring that food production practices meet safety standards.
21 Mar 2011
UNECE/FAO Forestry and Timber Section held a tree planting ceremony in the “Parc Ariana” which surrounds the Palais des Nations.
11 Mar 2011
FAO launched its flagship report, the State of Food and Agriculture 2010–11 on women in agriculture: closing the gender gap for development. A press conference and a high level panel discussion on SOFA findings were organized in Geneva.
28 Nov 2010
As part of the 1 Billion Hungry campaign, FAO Liaison Office organized a Final Whistle Call event, symbol of the campaign asking Governments to react to hunger problems around the world.