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Every year the David Lubin Memorial Library receives more than 20.000 visitors, from FAO staff to external researchers, from elementary schools to head of states.


2017 - Visit of the President of Fiji, Konousi Konrote

During the Global Symposium on Soil Organic Carbon organized by FAO in Rome on the 21st of March 2017,
the Director-General, Jose Graziano Da Silva, and the President of the Republic of Fiji, Konousi Konrote,
visited the library and its exhibition on book cover designs on pulses.

21 March 2017, Rome, Italy (from left to right) Véronique Montes Baffier, Officer in charge of the FAO Library,
Jose Graziano Da Silva, Director-General and Konousi Konrote, President of Fiji, in front of David Lubin portrait.



2016 - Elementary school visiting the FAO Library



2014 - Visit of President of the Republic of Mozambique, H.E. Armando Emilio Guebuza

04 December 2014, Rome, Italy - FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva meeting with H.E. Armando Emilio Guebuza, President Republic of Mozambique, FAO headquarters.



2013 - Visit of Vicepresidenta de la República Dominicana, Excma. Sra. Margarita Cedeño de Fernández 

16 June 2013, Rome, Italy - Excma. Sra. Margarita Cedeño de Fernández, Vicepresidenta de la República Dominicana. Side Event: Recognizing outstanding progress in fighting hunger. Twenty countries have satisfied Millennium Development Goal (MDG) number one, to halve the proportion of hungry people between 1990-92 and 2010-2012, as established by the international community at the UN General Assembly in 2000. An additional 18 countries were congratulated for reaching both MDG-1 and the more stringent World Food Summit (WFS) goal to reduce by half the absolute number of undernourished people between 1990-92 and 2010-2012. The WFS goal was set in 1996, when 180 nations met at FAO headquarters to discuss ways to end hunger. FAO Conference, 38th Session. FAO headquarters (Plenary Hall).