++ F O R T H C O M I N G + 2017 ++
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.
07/2017: 40th Session FAO Conference
Rome, 20 - 23 February 2017 - On the occasion of the First Regular Session of the WFP Executive Board, a special side event hosted by the Government of the Federal Republic of Germany will take place on
Wednesday, 22 February 2017 from 13:00 – 14:30 in the WFP Headquarter Forum in Rome.
02/2017 - WFP EB/2 Side Event
Rome, 14 - 15 February 2017 - Former Togolese Prime Minister Gilbert Fossoun Houngbo was elected president of the UN International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) by the Governing Council. His election comes at a time when many developing countries in sub-Saharan Africa, Kenya included, are experiencing food shortage due to climate change effects.
02/2017: New IFAD President elected
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.
03/2017: Panel Discussion on Martín Caparrós' book "Hunger"
Germany’s support for the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) reached an all-time record in 2016 of €791.5 million.
Of this amount, the largest single contribution ever to a WFP operation – €570 million – went to Syria and neighbouring countries, helping to restore food assistance to nearly six million of the most vulnerable people in this region last year.
In addition, the German Government boosted WFP preparedness, resilience, nutrition and innovation programmes through increased multi-year investments.
01/2017: New contribution record
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.
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Germany’s G20 presidency
Germany will be holding the presidency of the G20 in 2017. The summit of the heads of state and government and representatives of international organisations will be held in Hamburg on 7 and 8 July 2017. A number of G20 ministers’ conferences are scheduled to take place prior to this. The G20 Foreign Ministers met in Bonn on 16 and 17 February 2017. The summit and ministers’ meetings will provide an opportunity to discuss current international challenges and to raise awareness of new issues in international affairs.
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