++ F O R T H C O M I N G + 2017 ++

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.

++ Join us! ++ German Ministry of Agriculture invites to Side Event to celebrate 15-year anniversary of Bilateral Trustfund with FAO

Rome, 4 July 2017 - Join us for the German Side Event in the margins of the 40th session of FAO Conference. Fifteen years ago, the Bilateral Trust Fund (BTF) between the German Ministry of Agriculture (BMEL) and FAO was founded with the aim of launching beacon projects to move forward innovative strategies for improving food security and for fighting undernutrition and malnutrition internationally, supra-regionally and in partner countries.

CFS 44 Annual Plenary Conference: "Making a Difference in Food Security and Nutrition"

Rome, 9 - 13 October 2017 - The Committee of Food Security (CFS) invites to its Annual Plenary Conference at the FAO Headquarters. The vision of CFS is to be the most inclusive international and intergovernmental platform for all stakeholders to work together in a coordinated way to ensure food security and nutrition for all.


Germany Contributes €25.5 Million To WFP’s Emergency Response In Lake Chad Basin

Dakar, 1 June 2017 – Germany has contributed €25.5 million (US$28.5 million) to the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) to assist more than 710,000 hungry people in the four-nation Lake Chad Basin region that is battling a Boko Haram insurgency.

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.

German Event: “Bringing home the results from Rome” - Strengthening the use and application of CFS policy outcomes

Rome, 6 April 2017 - The German Permanent Representation to the International Organizations, together with the German Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture (BMEL) and the civil society mechanism, had invited to a very well-attended meeting on the implementation of policy recommendations of the Committee of World Food Security (CFS).

The German Mission invited to panel discussion on Argentine author Martín Caparrós' book "Hunger"

Rome, 8 March 2017 - The German Permanent Representation organized a panel discussion on Argentine author Martín Caparrós book "Hunger". It took place in cooperation with the Permanent Representation to the Holy See, as well as the two corresponding diplomatic missions of Argentina.

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German-Moroccan Co-Chairmanship of the Global Forum on Migration and Development 2017-2018

On 1 January 2017, Germany and Moroccot took over the Co-Chairmanship of the Global Forum on Migration and Development (GFMD). The 2017 ministerial level Forum Meeting will be hosted by Germany from 28-30 June in Berlin. For more information please visit

Ambassador Dr. Hinrich Thölken

Ambassador Dr. Hinrich Thölken has been the Permanent Representative of Germany to FAO since August 2015.

Germany’s candidacy for a seat on the Security Council in 2019/20

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Germany is seeking to become a non-permanent member of the United Nations Security Council. Foreign Minister Steinmeier announced the candidacy for 2019/20 in Hamburg on Monday (27 June). The elections are expected to take place at the General Assembly in June 2018.