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Nobel Prize winner Rita Levi Montalcini

 

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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 hunger.

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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