FAO in Geneva

Celebration of the International Year on Pulses (IYP)


The 68th UN General Assembly declared 2016 the International Year of Pulses (IYP) (A/RES/68/231).

The IYP 2016 aims to heighten public awareness of the nutritional benefits of pulses as part of sustainable food production aimed towards food security and nutrition. The Year will create a unique opportunity to encourage connections throughout the food chain that would better utilize pulse-based proteins, further global production of pulses, better utilize crop rotations and address the challenges in the trade of pulses.

In celebration of the IYP, a culinary event will be held on 19 April 2016, 13.30-15.30 in Hall XIV, Palais des Nations, Geneva, Switzerland. The event will be organized by FAO, UNECE and the Permanent Missions of Turkey and Pakistan in Geneva.

More information: Mr. Silvano Sofia / [email protected]