As was the case for the previous Food Summits, an Inter-Parliamentary meeting is being organized on 13 November 2009 in Rome on the occasion of the World Summit on Food Security (Rome, 16-18 November 2009).
This event, for which invitations have been addressed to the Speakers of national parliaments of member countries of FAO, will be co-organized by the two Houses of the Italian Parliament – the Chamber of Deputies and the Senate – and the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU).
In addition to raising awareness of food security issues, the event will provide a forum to discuss the role of the national parliaments in addressing agriculture, hunger and food security, particularly in times of global crisis. The outcome of the deliberations will be conveyed to the World Summit on Food Security.
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