Rita Levi Montalcini won the 1986 Nobel Prize for Medicine. Since
her appointment as FAO Ambassador in 1999, Prof. Levi Montalcini
has written articles and editorials about the plight of the hungry
for major Italian and international newspapers and has devoted countless
hours to acting as an FAO envoy and spokesperson. She participated
in the Santa Cecilia World Food Day concert in Italy in 1999 and
in a charity event in Florence in 2000.
Since childhood, Prof. Levi Montalcini has been committed to the
cause of alleviating poverty and malnutrition. She believes that,
as a public personality, she can appeal to a large segment of the
public, encouraging people to support FAO’s global campaign against
Since her appointment as FAO Ambassador in 1999, Professor Levi
Montalcini has written articles and editorials about the plight
of the hungry for major Italian and international newspapers and
has devoted countless hours to her role as an FAO envoy and spokesperson.
More recently, in October 2002, Ms. Levi Montalcini was interviewed
by the Radio Vaticana with a focus on her role as an FAO Ambassador.
In December 2002, while being awarded a prize in Verona by the Major
of the City, Ms. Levi Montalcini spoke about her role as FAO Ambassador.
"It is imperative that we support FAO's
campaign, urging young people, who more than adults enjoy the ability
to spring into action, to play what could be a decisive role in
the elimination of this tragic reality. I ask you to join us by
participating in FAO's campaign against world hunger."
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