Resources ::: Audios

Collaborative Partnership on Forestry commemorates Kenyan and Nobel Peace Prize Laureate


The 21st Session of FAO’s Committee on Forestry (COFO), was also the occasion to honor the life and work of Kenyan and Nobel Peace Prize Laureate, Wangari Muta Maathai, on the first anniversary of her death in 2011.


Rio+20: Sustainable empowerment of women’s rights to land


The International Land Coalition (ILC) supports five community-based projects promoting the legal empowerment of rural women. Ahead of the Rio+20 Conference on Sustainable Development, projects piloted innovative ways to enhance women’s land rights, identifying models for replication and scaling up as well.


International Women's Day 2012


The theme this year: “Empower Rural Women, End Hunger and Poverty” focuses on the role that rural women play in ensuring food security. In this audio, learn how women farmers in northern Côte d’Ivoire are playing a key role in reducing poverty.


International Women's Day 2012: Town hall meeting to present FAO's new Policy on Gender Equality


Listen to FAO Director-General Graziano da Silva and Marcela Villarreal, Director, Gender, Equity and Rural Employment Division, present FAO's Policy on Gender Equality.


Cooperatives help in reducing poverty


The UN has officially launched the 2012 International Year of Cooperatives (IYC) to highlight the role played by cooperatives in fighting poverty worldwide. Sha Zukang, head of the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs, outlines the role these member-driven institutions play in helping poor people.

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