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16 Oct 2017 description

The arrival of more than one million refugees and other migrants to Europe in 2015 prompted the UN high level summit on addressing large movements of refugees and migrants in September 2016. With many of those arriving in Europe originating from Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan, the Middle East – as a region of origin and transit – holds experiences critical to ensuring the successful adoption and implementation of both the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration (GCM) and the Global Compact on Refugees (GCR).

16 Oct 2017 description

L’information est essentielle pour autonomiser les agriculteurs, créer des marches et améliorer l’approvisionnement et la qualité de la nourriture, selon le Directeur général de la FAO

14 octobre 2017, Bergame - «Accéder à des informations fiables, notamment sur les changements météorologiques et les conditions du marché, est essentiel pour autonomiser les agriculteurs, en particulier ceux vivant dans les pays en développement», a déclaré aujourd'hui M. José Graziano da Silva.

16 Oct 2017 description

Le Directeur général salue les efforts des ministres de l’agriculture du G7 en faveur des systèmes alimentaires, des femmes et de la jeunesse

15 octobre 2017, Bergame - Lors de la réunion des ministres de l'agriculture du G7 aujourd'hui, M. José Graziano da Silva, Directeur général de la FAO a insisté sur le rôle de l'agriculture et du développement rural dans le cadre des efforts de prévention et de mise en œuvre des interventions liées aux conflits, aux migrations et à la sécurité alimentaire.

16 Oct 2017 description

Statement by UN Migration Director General William Lacy Swing on World Food Day, 16 October 2017

For the first time in history, more people live in cities than rural areas.

16 Oct 2017 description

Genève - L’OIM, l’organisme des Nations Unies chargé des migrations, et le Biometrics Institute ont signé un mémorandum d’accord qui officialise la collaboration sur les priorités communes en matière d’utilisation responsable de la biométrie dans le domaine de la gestion des migrations.

16 Oct 2017 description

ROME – The Executive Director of the United Nations World Food Programme today made an impassioned plea for peace amid mounting evidence of the links between conflict, migration and rising hunger.

Concerns are growing that progress in defeating global hunger is being reversed as record numbers of people flee their homes to escape fighting.

15 Oct 2017 description

Director-General hails G7 Agriculture Ministers focus on food systems, role of women, youth in food security

15 October 2017, Bergamo -  At the G7 Agriculture Ministers Meeting today, FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva stressed the role of agriculture and rural development in addressing prevention and responses related to conflicts, migration, and food security.

15 Oct 2017 description

by Akinwumi A. Adesina, President of the African Development Bank

The African rural world is one I know well. I grew out of rural poverty myself and went to a rural school without electricity and lived in a village where we had to walk for kilometres to find water. We had to study after dark with candles or kerosene lanterns. By God’s grace, I made it out of poverty to where I am today. But for tens of millions of those in similar situations, especially in rural Africa, the outcomes are not like mine. For most, the potential has simply been wasted.

15 Oct 2017 description

Par Akinwumi A. Adesina, Président de la Banque africaine de développement

15 Oct 2017 description

ROME - A l'occasion de la Journée Mondiale de l'alimentation, le Directeur exécutif du Programme alimentaire mondial des Nations Unies, David Beasley alerte sur la situation actuelle. Les inquiétudes augmentent face aux progrès relatifs de la lutte contre la faim dans le monde, réduits à néant, en raison du nombre record de conflits. Le coût d'un repas explose dans les zones les plus critiques.

La faim dans le monde aggravée par la hause des conflits

15 Oct 2017 description
report UN News Service

15 octobre 2017 – Les femmes et les filles jouent un rôle majeur dans la pérennité des foyers et des communautés en zone rurale, améliorant les moyens d'existence ruraux et le bien-être général.

Mais leur rôle et leur importance sont souvent négligés, souligne ONU Femmes, l'Entité des Nations Unies pour l'autonomisation des femmes et l'égalité des sexes, à l'occasion de la Journée internationale de la femme rurale (15 octobre).

15 Oct 2017 description
report UN News Service

15 October 2017 – Women and girls are central to the sustainability of rural households and communities, improving rural livelihoods and overall wellbeing, but their role and significance is often overlooked, the head of the United Nations entity for women's empowerment today said.

15 Oct 2017 description

Éditorial d’Achim Steiner, Patricia Espinosa et Robert Glasser

De Miami à Porto Rico, en passant par La Barbade et La Havane, les ravages de la saison des ouragans dans toute l’Amérique latine et les Caraïbes ont sonné comme un rappel du fait que les effets du changement climatique ne connaissent pas de frontières.

15 Oct 2017 description

Director General de la FAO: la información es esencial para empoderar a los agricultores, crear mercados y mejorar la calidad y el suministro de alimentos.

14 de octubre de 2017, Bérgamo – El acceso a información fiable, incluida la referente a los cambiantes patrones climáticos y la situación de los mercados, es esencial para empoderar a los agricultores, especialmente aquellos que viven en los países en desarrollo, aseguró hoy el Director General de la FAO, José Graziano da Silva.

14 Oct 2017 description

The World Meteorological Organization is providing a dedicated forecaster to support the United Nations Operations and Crisis Center in the face of the rising socio-economic impact of weather, water and climate-related disasters.

Devastating tropical cyclones in the Caribbean, United States of America and Western Pacific, floods in Bangladesh and parts of India, landslides in Sierra Leone, as well as heatwaves and drought have caused devastation, death and misery in recent weeks.

14 Oct 2017 description

Seven Multilateral Development Banks (MDBs) announced a new coordination platform on economic migration and forced displacement today in a meeting with G7 officials at the World Bank Annual Meetings, to advance strategic priorities, including improving data and evidence and strengthening technical assistance to maximize the impact of projects supported by MDBs.

14 Oct 2017 description

FAO Director-General: Information key to empowering farmers, creating markets, improving food quality and supply

14 October 2017, Bergamo - Access to reliable information, including on changing weather patterns and market conditions, is essential for empowering farmers, especially those in developing countries, FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva said today.

14 Oct 2017 description
report Inter Press Service

By Baher Kamal

ROME, Oct 14 2017 (IPS) - The world is on the move. More people have been forced to flee their homes than at any time since the Second World War due to increased conflict and political instability, hunger, poverty, and an increase in extreme weather events linked to climate change.

Such a short paragraph hardly depicts the growing drama of migration, but much can be learned from World Food Day 2017, marked on 16 October, which this year proposes specific ways to address the huge challenge of massive human movement.