A letter from José Graziano da Silva
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.
La Organización de las Naciones Unidas para la Alimentación y la Agricultura conduce las actividades internacionales encaminadas a erradicar el hambre. Al brindar sus servicios tanto a países desarrollados como a países en desarrollo, la FAO actúa como un foro neutral donde todos los países se reúnen en pie de igualdad para negociar acuerdos y debatir políticas. La FAO también es una fuente de conocimientos y de información.
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”).