UN Economic and Social Council President secures CFS partnership
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11 October, Rome - Strong reaffirmations of commitment were forged today on this last day for CFS week. According to the President of the UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC), H.E. Nestor Osorio, linking ECOSOC with CFS is key in working towards achieving food security. The Committee reports annually to ECOSOC, which is one of the six main organs of the United Nations. In turn, ECOSOC fortifies the policy recommendations of CFS and strengthens the way forward in terms of institutional and political change such as, promoting sustainable development and working towards achieving the Millennium Development Goals.

H.E. Mr Nestor Osorio, Permanent Representative of Colombia to the United Nations and President of the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC). In the following interview, he explains the role of ECOSOC and why its union with CFS is important to securing food security.
4min. 23sec.
Topic(s): Agriculture & crops, Food Security, Hunger & food insecurity, Rural or agricultural development
Produced by: Sandra Ferrari
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