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Private Sector
25 Oct 2016
The Sustainable Development Goals offer a vision of a fairer, more prosperous, peaceful and sustainable world in which no one is left behind.  FAO contributes to revitalizing the global partnership for sustainable development through partnerships that invest in critical agents of change – smallholders, family farmers, rural women, fisher folk, indigenous communities, youth and other vulnerable or marginalized people.       “The  SDGs are truly transformative. They are interlinked, calling for new combinations in the way policies, programmes, partnerships and investments...
Resource Partners
19 Oct 2016
19 October 2016, Rome - FAO and the New Partnership for Africa's Development (NEPAD) have joined forces to increase job and business opportunities for young people in rural areas of Benin, Cameroon, Malawi and Niger through a $4 million grant made available by the Africa Solidarity Trust Fund. The agreement signed today by FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva and NEPAD Planning and Coordination Agency (NPCA) Chief Executive Officer,...
South-south Cooperation
13 Oct 2016
13 October 2016, Rome. FAO launched the idea of a City to City Cooperation Mechanism which aims to support cities in the South, particularly in Africa, to share and promote best practices to strengthen urban food systems and help speed up the implementation of the Milan Urban Food Policy Pact (MUFPP). The launch took place during the first day of the Mayor’s Meeting of the Milan Pact held at FAO Headquarters in Rome.   City to City cooperation, especially through south-south and triangular cooperation, is an important way to share good practices, where one city context can readily relate to another....
Parliamentary alliances
13 Oct 2016
The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) signed today in Egypt a key Memorandum of Understanding with the Pan-African Parliament, announcing the establishment of the Pan African Parliamentary Alliance for Food Security and Nutrition (PAPA-FSN). This agreement is part of a broad strategy to step a partnership and mobilize key actors in the society with the aim to ending hunger and malnutrition by 2030. Conveying the message of FAO Director-General to the pan-African parliamentarians from the 54 countries of the African Union, FAO...
Parliamentary alliances
10 Oct 2016
Building strong alliances among legislators across the world is vital to making headway on hunger eradication, FAO Director-General Jose Graziano da Silva said on Monday, as he underscored the agency's continued support to fostering global exchanges between lawmakers. In her keynote address at today's event, Amal Abdulla Al Qubaisi, President and Speaker of the Federal National Council of the United Arab Emirates said: "As parliamentarians we shoulder a particular responsibility - a responsibility to join hands with governments and nations to...
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