FAO Liaison Office with the United Nations in New York


With 6 years to 2030, about 735 million people still face hunger (2022), a similar number continue to live in extreme poverty, and pressures on natural resources and the environment persist. With multiple crises encountering old and new challenges,

FAO Director-General QU Dongyu stressed the central role of forests for sustainable development at the Opening Segment of the High-Level Day of the 19th Session of the United Nations Forum on Forests (UNFF19) at UN headquarters in New York on 9 May.
The Director-General of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), QU Dongyu, today addressed the 19th Session of the United Nations Forum on Forests (UNFF19).
FAO Director-General QU Dongyu meets students at Cornell AgriTech in Geneva, New York.
Approved by the UN General Assembly, it will increase awareness of the crucial role women farmers play in agrifood systems
The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the Collaborative Partnership on Forests (CPF) will play a key role in contributing to the deliberations of the upcoming 19th Session of the United Nations Forum on Forests (UNFF19).  
At UNGA-ECOSOC event, FAO Deputy Director-General emphasizes the key role of anticipatory action in protecting and equipping communities ahead of shocks
29-30 April – FAO’s Deputy Director-General (DDG), Beth Bechdol, called for all stakeholders to rethink responses to food crises, urging greater investment in agriculture and the need for emergency agricultural aid as part of our response, during her recent two-day mission to New York.  
85 FAO member countries have officially expressed interest in promoting the sustainable development of the value chains of 54 Special Agricultural Products
Galvanizing youth action, innovation and investment at the annual World Food Forum to achieve a better food future for all
RENOFARM, or Reduce the Need for Antimicrobials on Farms for Sustainable Agrifood Systems Transformation already piloted in Indonesia, Uganda and Nigeria
FAO Director-General emphasizes importance of tackling root causes by increasing agricultural support in emergencies
Global Network Against Food Crises’ partners call for a transformative approach to break the cycle of acute hunger
Hundreds of Indigenous leaders and representatives from across the globe convened to discuss, exchange ideas, and address current challenges to ensure the full realization of the rights of Indigenous Peoples worldwide.  
The Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) Youth Forum provides a yearly global platform for dialogue among Member States and young leaders from around the world on finding solutions to challenges affecting the well-being of youth.  
Recently published booklet highlights significance and calls for action to maximize potential
The 23rd Session of the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues (UNPFII) that started today at the UN in New York is particularly strategic for FAO's work and mandate.
The side event aimed to highlight the critical role of financing for development in promoting gender equality and women’s empowerment as a cornerstone to prevent and mitigate food crises and transform agrifood systems.