[caption id="attachment_6769" align="alignleft" width="392"] Mme Martine Garcia, Troisième Secrétaire, S.E. M. Robert Fillon, Ambassadeur Représentant permanent de la Principauté de Monaco près la FAO, Mme Yordanos Pasquier, Secrétaire des Relations extérieures à la Direction de la Coopération Internationale.[/caption]
As a member state since 2015, the Principality of Monaco took part in the work of the 43rd session of the World Food Security Committee and the celebration of its 40th anniversary. The 43rd session of the Committee on the theme "Food Security and Nutrition - make a difference" was held in Rome from October 17 to 21.
As part of its development policy, the Government of Monaco, actively engaged in the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goal No. 2 "Eliminating hunger, food security, improving nutrition and promoting sustainable agriculture,” has so far invested over 2.6 million euros for food security in its priority recipient countries. These investments have been made in partnership with FAO and the World Food Programme (WFP), with the dual objective of sustainable development and greater resilience in the face of climate change and water shortages.
José Graziano da Silva, Director General of the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) presented the Annual Report 2016 on "The State of Food and Agriculture" which assessed current and future impacts of climate change on agriculture and food security. This report also dealt with agricultural and food systems transformation policies to increase sustainability and provide an effective response to climate change - supporting small farms, providing access to technology, markets and credits investment.
The Committee adopted a set of policy recommendations proposed in the 2016 Report of the High-Level Panel of Experts (HLPE) on "Sustainable Agricultural Development in Food Security and Nutrition, including the role of livestock,” which provides scientific contributions on these issues, and the fifth version of the global strategic framework for food security and nutrition, including water directives in protracted crises.
Sunday 22 September, 18:00, Rainier III Auditorium:
Grande Saison Series: concert by the Monte-Carlo Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Juraj Valcuha with Erika Sunnegardh, soprano, Julia Gertseva, mezzo-soprano, Peter Mikulas, baritone-bass, Ludovit Ludha, tenor and the Slovak Philharmonic Choir. On the agenda: Leos Janacek and Sergeï Rachmaninov. As a prelude to the concert, presentation of works at 17:00 by André Peyrègne.
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