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Zero Hunger - Turning Commitment into Action to Achieve SDG2
3 July 2017, Rome--- This side event showcased how FAO, the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and the World Food Programme (WFP) are working together to implement the 2030 Development Agenda, in particular the second sustainable development goal of Zero Hunger. Panelists and participants included: FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva, IFAD President Gilbert Houngbo, and WFP Executive-Director David Beasley as well as ministers of agriculture and foreign Affairs from Africa, Europe, and Latin America.

Opening statement by José Graziano da Silva, Director-General of The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO).
11min. 20sec.

Statement by Gilbert F. Houngbo, President of The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD).
12min. 24sec.

Statement by David Beasley, Executive Director of World Food Programme (WFP).
9min. 30sec.

Panel discussion: Keynote address by H.E. Phil Hogan, EU Commissioner for Agriculture and Rural Development - Panellists: (09:32) H.E. Hugo Roger Martinez Bonilla, Minister for Foreign Affairs, The Republic of El Salvador, Chair of Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC) in 2017 (in Spanish); (22:16) H.E. Dr Liane Thykeo, Minister for Agriculture and Forestry, Lao People’s Democratic Republic (in Lao); (32:29) H.E. Eyasu Abraha, Minister for Agriculture and Natural Resources, The Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia; (43:46) H.E Amira Gornass, Ambassador of the Republic of Sudan, Chair of the Committee on World Food Security (CFS).
54min. 18sec.
Topic(s): Agriculture & crops, Food production & stocks, Resilience, SDGs, Zero Hunger
Produced by: FAO
 
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