The Role of Parliaments in the Zero Hunger Challenge
©FAO/Alessandra Benedetti
10 October 2016, Rome--- FAO has been intensifying its collaboration with parliamentarians in working towards ending hunger and malnutrition and achieving the SDGs. Parliamentarians represent an important stakeholder in the fight against hunger and malnutrition, given their legislative, budgetary and oversight roles among others. FAO is directly engaged with parliamentarians in Latin America and the Caribbean, Europe and Africa, through the Parliamentary Front against Hunger and Malnutrition for Latin America and the Caribbean (PFH LAC), the European Parliamentary Alliance "Fight Against Hunger", the Pan African Parliament Parliamentary Alliance for Food and Nutrition Security (PAPA-FSN) and also through initiatives at the national level.

(00:00) Opening statement by José Graziano da Silva, FAO Director-General; (08:54) keynote speaker Her Excellency Dr. Amal Al Qubaisi, President and Speaker of the Federal National Council, United Arab Emirates (in Arabic); (21:08) Marcela Villarreal, Director, Partnerships, Advocacy and Capacity Development Division (OPC); (28:51) Honourable Paolo de Castro, Member of the European Parliament and Chairperson of the European Alliance “Fight Against Hunger”; (34:05) Her Excellency Amira Daoud Hassan Gornass, Permanent Representative of the Republic of the Sudan to the UN Food and Agriculture Agencies and Chairperson of the Committee on Food Security (in Arabic).
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Topic(s): Agriculture & crops, Food production & stocks, Food Security, Rural or agricultural development
Produced by: FAO
Reference: 11912