FAO Regional Conference for Latin America and the Caribbean (LARC)

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XXXIV Conferencia Regional de la FAO para América Latina y el Caribe

34th session - Mexico City, Mexico, 29 February - 3 March 2016

The 34th session of the FAO Regional Conference for Latin America and the Caribbean will be held in Mexico City from February 29 to March 3, 2016. Thanks to the enormous efforts made by its countries, Latin America and the Caribbean is the only region in the world that has reached both the hunger reduction goals of the World Food Summit as well as the Millennium Development Goals.

Due to social and economic advancements, as well as gains in production, Latin America and the Caribbean is at a key moment of its history. Ministers of Agriculture, Environment and Social Development, and government representatives from 33 countries will participate in the conference, which will focus on the challenges and prospects for food and nutrition security in the region, conducting a review of the measures that led to the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals to the challenges they face towards meeting the Sustainable Development Goals.

Participants will also discuss the challenges in the transformation of the rural sector and the sustainable use of natural resources, risk management, adaptation to climate change and South-South cooperation among countries in the region.

During the Conference, there will also be a meeting with civil society, peasant and indigenous organizations, NGOs, intergovernmental organizations, regional integration organizations and other UN agencies.

Participating Governments will also analyze FAO activities in the region during the biennium 2014-2015 and will set priorities for FAO action for the period 2016-2017.

Twitter hashtag: #LARC34



Request for interviews prior, during or after the conference should be requested/coordinated through Ms. Benjamín Labatut (Mexican media) or Ms. Maria Santacreu (International media)


Graphic materials have been uploaded into Flickr prior to the Conference for your convenience. To access the picture set, please follow http://bit.ly/PhotosLARC34


a playlist with videos from the FAO has been set to be used for communications related to the conference http://bit.ly/VideosLARC34

Sustainable FAO

During the session a lot of energy (lighting, air conditioning, projector, sound, etc...) is used. This energy use has an impact on our environment and estimates that the event will issue a full 97kg of CO2 to the atmosphere. We have a serious commitment to the environment and health of people, and therefore we are committed to measure and offset the carbon emitted as urban reforestation on the outskirts.

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