International Year of Pulses (IYP) 2016 Launching Ceremony

Sheikh Zayed Centre (FAO Headquarters)
 Rome time

Following resolution 6/2013 of the 38th FAO Conference, the UN General Assembly, at its 68th session declared 2016 as the International Year of Pulses (IYP).


The main objective of the IYP is to raise awareness of the contribution of pulses to food security and nutrition.


The Ceremony will be officially launched by the FAO Director-General Mr. José Graziano da Silva and will include a message from UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, along with a presentation of the IYP action plan and additional discussions by experts on pulses.

Topics: Agriculture & crops,Director-General,Food production & stocks,Nutrition,Rural or agricultural development,Trade & economics
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