Welcome to the Permanent Representation of the Federal Republic of Germany to FAO and other International Organizations
The Permanent Representation of the Federal Republic of Germany represents Germany at the Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO), the World Food Programme (WFP) and the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD).
The main responsibilities of the Permanent Representation led by Ambassador Thomas Wriessnig:
- to represent Germany in committees of the three organizations, which decide e.g. on working schedules, budget, guidelines, aid projects and institutional reforms
- to promote the presence of professional German staff in the international organizations
- to inform the federal government about the activities of the three rome-based organizations
Germany’s commitment to the three rome-based organizations, including significant financial contributions, is showing the high importance, which the federal government attaches to the multilateral organizations in fighting global poverty and reducing hunger.
The Federal Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Consumer Protection is funding Hunger-Free West Africa, a new project for implementation of the right to food. On signing the project agreement with Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) Director-General Dr. José Graziano da Silva on Monday in Rome, Federal Minister Ilse Aigner said, "Everyone has the right to food. But many people in developing countries have hardly any way to enforce this right. The necessary structures are missing. With our new project, we want to help significantly improve the starting situation most of all for local rural populations. The right to food cannot just exist on paper."
"The right to food must be an integral part of regional investment policy"
The Club of Rome, a global think tank, has published a new report entitled "2052: A Global Forecast for the Next Forty Years", which contains a critical analysis of humankind's future. Its findings build on the 1972 report on "The Limits to Growth".
"2052: A Global Forecast for the Next Forty Years"
The latest issue of DE Magazin Deutschland (No. 1/2012) looks ahead to the United Nations Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro from 20 to 22 June 2012 and focuses on the central themes of the international conference on sustainable development.
The secretariat of the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) will be located in Bonn. Representatives from almost 100 countries made the decision late on 19 April in Panama City during the second IPBES plenary session.
Bonn will become the host city for the IPBES Secretariat
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