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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.

Offizielles Logo der Weltklimakonferenz in Bonn

COP23: UN Climate Change Conference in Bonn

Bonn, 6 - 17 November 2017 - Government officials and organisations and stakeholders from the business, environment and technology sectors from all over the world will meet at the UN Climate Change Conference in Bonn in November 2017, when the 23rd Conference of the Parties (COP) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) will take place.

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Germany and FAO honor 15 years of strategic partnership

Rome, 4 July 2017 - FAO and Germany celebrated 15 years of successful collaboration today, hailing the more than $129 million (EUR115 million) in special funds channeled to food security, right-to-food initiatives and nutrition programmes around the world through the government's Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture (BMEL) and FAO's Bilateral Trust Fund (BTF).

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.

Ambassador Hinrich Thölken, Permanent Representative of Germany to the UN organizations FAO, WFP and IFAD

INTERVIEW: Lake Chad – The most complex humanitarian crisis of our time?

Berlin, 8 June 2017 - The world’s most extensive humanitarian crisis is currently playing out in the Lake Chad region, with some 17 million people affected, and 7 million suffering food insecurity. Stella Schaller from adelphi spoke with Ambassador Hinrich Thölken, Permanent Representative of Germany to the UN Organizations FAO, WFP and IFAD in Rome, who travelled to both Nigeria and Chad to gain a better understanding of the different compound pressures.

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.

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

German Security Council candidature logo

Germany is seeking to become a non-permanent member of the United Nations Security Council. Former 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.