Video interview: Sustainability means marrying people and the planet - Maria Helena Semedo, FAO Deputy Director-General
As the Rome-based Agencies – FAO, IFAD and WFP – release common targets and indicators on food security, nutrition and sustainable agriculture, Maria Helena Semedo, FAO’s Deputy Director-General for Natural Resources gives an overview of the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)’s role in the post-2015 process.
Highlighting the achievements of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) in poverty and hunger, she explains how the world has moved on since the year 2000 and how very different the post-2015 development framework will be.
FAO, along with other UN entities, are providing technical support to member states of the United Nations and other stakeholders as they decide new goals before the MDGs expire at the end of 2015.
Food security, nutrition and sustainable agriculture is at the heart of the sustainability agenda, she says, before describing how FAO’s focus – embodied by its 14 themes - is fixed on ensuring long-term harmony between people and the planet.