Launch of the Nobel Peace Laureates Alliance for Food Security and Peace
©FAO/Giuseppe Carotenuto
11 May 2016, Rome--- FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva welcomed today Oscar Arias Sánchez, Tawakkol Karman, Betty Williams and Muhammad Yunus at FAO headquarters in Rome for the launch of the FAO-Nobel Peace Laureates Alliance for Food Security and Peace, a new initiative that will advise FAO on how to strengthen the link between peace and food security in countries. The addresses by the four laureates and the FAO Director-General were followed by a discussion and the signing of a declaration.

Keynote address by the FAO Director-General, José Graziano da Silva.
11min. 25sec.

Addresses by Nobel Peace Laureates: (00:00)Prof Muhammad Yunus, Founder, Grameen Bank; (13:54)Oscar Arias Sánchez, former President of Costa Rica (in Spanish); (32:13)Tawakkol Karman, former member of the UN post-2015 High-Level Panel and Yemeni women’s rights activist and advocate for peace (in Arabic); (52:31)Betty Williams, President, World Centers of Compassion for Children International; (65:58)Kofi Annan, President, Kofi Annan Foundation (video message).
68min. 37sec.

General discussion.
34min. 08sec.

Marcela Villarreal, Director of FAO’s Office for Partnerships, Advocacy and Capacity Development, on the launch of the FAO-Nobel Peace Laureates Alliance.
02min. 53sec.
Topic(s): Ambassadors, Food production & stocks, Food Security, Interview
Produced by: FAO
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