Uberlandia, Brazil, December 20, 2011. The Zero Hunger programme contributed to lift 28 million people out of poverty between 2003 and 2010, said former Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva in a message read at the ceremony in which FAO Director-General Elect José Graziano da Silva received the Doctor Honoris Causa from the Federal University of Uberlandia.
December 14, 2011. Rome, Italy. FAO Director-General Elect José Graziano da Silva said, at the closing ceremony of the Global South-South Development Expo, hosted by the Organization, that his aim is to arrive “at a situation in which South-South Cooperation becomes regarded as an entirely normal aspect of FAO’s technical cooperation and policy advisory work”.
Santiago, Chile. December 1, 2011. José Graziano da Silva ended this week his term as Regional Representative of the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations for Latin America and the Caribbean, a position that he held from March 2006.
November 25, 2011 – The Director-General Elect of the United Nations Organization for Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), José Graziano da Silva, highlighted the role of society in the fight against hunger and for social inclusion, during the 4th National Conference on Food Security and Nutrition in Brazil, held this month in Salvador, Bahia.
Santiago de Chile, November 2, 2011 – Inter-agency cooperation is important for the fight against hunger, said the Director-General elect of the United Nations Organization for Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), José Graziano da Silva.
The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations leads international efforts to defeat hunger. Serving both developed and developing countries, FAO acts as a neutral forum where all nations meet as equals to negotiate agreements and debate policy. FAO is also a source of knowledge and information.
Appointment of the Director-General by the FAO Conference in 2011
At its Thirty-seventh session to be held in Rome from 25 June to 2 July 2011, the Conference of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) will appoint the Director-General of FAO for the period 1 January 2012 to 31 July 2015.
Graziano da Silva presents his programme for FAO
Rome, Italy, April 13, 2011. During the 141º Sessions of the FAO Council, José Graziano da Silva presented his programme for the Organization. Graziano da Silva explained the pillars his candidacy is based on and highlighted his dedication to agriculture, rural development and food security; his knowledge of the organization; and Brazil’s success in fighting hunger and poverty.
José Graziano da Silva has had a distinguished professional career in the fields of food security, agriculture, and rural development. Of particular note is his seminal contribution as Brazil’s Extraordinary Minister of Food Security and Fight Against Hunger, in charge of the implementation of the ”Zero Hunger” Program (“Fome Zero”).