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CFS 44 Joint Side Event: The role of Food Security and Nutrition Governance in promoting the Right to Food

Rome, 9 - 13 October 2017 - Together with the Ministry of Social Development of Brazil, the National Council on Food and Nutrition Security of Brazil (CONSEA), and the UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Food, the German Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture (BMEL) has organized a joint side event to address the role that national food security and nutrition (FSN) governance plays in promoting the Human Right to Adequate Food.

A German/African invitation: Panel discussion on the German Partnership with Africa

Rome, 26 September 2017 - Together with Dominique Awono Essama, Permanent Representative of the Republic of Cameroon, and Chair of the Africa Group, Ambassador Hinrich Thölken had invited in the FAO Headquartes for a Panel Discussion on Germany’s Partnership with Africa.

40th Session of FAO Conference to be held from 3 to 8 July 2017 in Rome

Rome, 3 - 8 July 2017 - The 40th session of FAO Conference will be held next July. The Conference is the supreme governing body of FAO that meets in regular session every two years. Its main functions are to determine the policies of the Organization, approve the Programme of Work and Budget and make recommendations to Members and international organizations.

With famines looming, we need to step up now

Rome, 17 May 2017 - Famine has been declared in some counties of South Sudan, and the number of people close to sliding from emergency to disaster is perilously high in Northeastern Nigeria, Somalia and Yemen, according to FAO and other UN agencies. "I urge you to take action now to relieve the impending suffering and to prevent further damage to livelihoods," Ambassador Gornass wrote in a letter to CFS Members and stakeholders.