Archive for November, 2008

Secretary-General Message on the International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People

29th November 2008 Uncategorized

The Palestinians have been deprived of their inalienable rights, including the right to self-determination and statehood, for more than 60 years.  Israelis live with an ever-present sense of insecurity.  There is only one way to address such legitimate rights and fears: a peace agreement that results in an end of occupation, an end of conflict, and the creation of a State of Palestine living side-by-side in peace with the State of Israel. (more…)

Malawi President awarded Agricola Medal; President Mutharika leads country from deficit to food exporter

28th November 2008 Uncategorized

Rome, Lilongwe – Malawi’s President Bingu wa Mutharika was awarded the Food and Agriculture Organization’s Agricola Medal in honour of his substantial contribution towards transforming the country’s economy from a state of food deficit to a net exporter of maize. (more…)

Secretary-General Message on the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women

25th November 2008 Uncategorized

Across the world, in countries rich and poor, women are being beaten, trafficked, raped and killed. These human rights violations do more than harm individuals; they undermine the development, peace and security of entire societies. (more…)

Secretary-General message on Africa Industrialization Day

20th November 2008 Uncategorized

This year’s observance of Africa Industrialization Day takes place at a challenging time. We face a global financial crisis. Food and fertilizer prices are significantly higher than they were two years ago. The accelerating impacts of climate change are becoming more apparent. The full impacts of these crises are not yet known, but some of the effects are being felt already and there is a clear risk that recent improvements in social and economic indicators could be eroded or reversed. (more…)

Swaziland’s new Deputy Prime Minister hails from FAO

12th November 2008 Uncategorized

Rome – Themba N. Masuku, until recently Director of the FAO Liaison Office with the United Nations in New York, has been appointed Deputy Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Swaziland. (more…)