13 June 2002
Rome Food Summit ends with renewed appeal to eliminate hunger
Consensus on an Anti-Hunger Programme has been one of the major results of the World Food Summit: five years later.
At a Press Conference that concluded the event, Thursday, Dr. Jacques Diouf, Director-General of the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), took the opportunity to clarify what the Programme would imply in terms of resources.
12 June 2002
Rural Women at World Food Summit, Rome: The cases of Rwanda & South Africa
1. South Africa's Ulundi provincial Minister in the Department of Agriculture & Environment, Mr. Narend Singh at a seminar on Rural Women during the on-going World Food Summit in Rome, mentioned the country as a role model for the empowerment of women, through her institutional gender quota system and thus the ideal place to hold the forthcoming Summit on Sustainable Development, scheduled for Johannesburg.
Duration: 1min 31sec.
2. Women shoulder a greater burden in Rwanda's reconstruction process; and the achievement of sustainable agriculture and food security in the country must first consider their role, according to the Rwandese President Mr. Paul Kagame in his opening address to the Seminar on the Role of Rural Women in Agriculture at the ongoing Worl Food Summit in Rome.
Rural Women: Crucial Partners in the Fight against Hunger and Poverty
1. In an interview, Ms. Margareta Winberg, the Swedish Minister for Agriculture, Food and Fisheries and for Gender Equality Affairs expresses her conviction that the education of the woman is advantageous to the entire family.
2. Ms. Winberg, whose government is sponsoring a World Food Summit: five years later event called: "Rural Women: crucial partners in the fight against hunger and poverty", is hopeful that the delegates at the coming World Summit on Sustainable Development in Johannesburg, will take up gender issues seriously.
Duration: 1min 04sec
11 June 2002
Anti-Hunger Programme at World Food Summit, Rome
In a Press Conference at the Summit, Prof. Jeffrey Sachs, Director of the Earth Institute-Columbia University and Special Adviser of the UN's Secretary-General on the Millennium for Development goals was emphatic in his appeal.
Duration: 1min 31sec.
10 June 2002
Statement by the Director-General of FAO at the inauguration of the World Food Summit: five years later.
Total duration: 12min35sec.
In preparation of the Summit
FAO Director-General Dr. Jacques Diouf renews his appeal for a stronger political commitment and more resources for development.
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