Colombia President Juan Manuel Santos highlights rural development’s contribution to peace
©FAO/Alessandra Benedetti.
15 December 2016, Rome--- President Santos was awarded the 2016 Nobel Peace Prize for his contribution to ending Colombia’s 50-year-long civil war. FAO and the European Commission are key supporters of rural development plans designed to foster rural and national peace in the wake of the conflict. In August 2016 the government of Colombia and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia asked FAO to collaborate in the implementation of peace agreements aimed at fighting hunger and promoting rural reforms and development.

Address by José Graziano da Silva, Director-General of FAO (in Spanish).
07min. 26sec.

Statement by Neven Mimica, European Commissioner, International Cooperation & Development.
09min. 42sec.

Address by Juan Manuel Santos, President of Colombia and 2016 Nobel Peace Prize winner (in Spanish).
25min. 09sec.

Statements by (00:00) Alba Beatriz Soto Pimentel, Permanent Representative of Cuba to the UN Food Agencies in Rome; and (03:56) Inge Nordang, Permanent Representative of Norway to the UN Food Agencies in Rome.
06min. 46sec.
Topic(s): Food Security, Meeting, Rural or agricultural development
Produced by: FAO
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