Daily Press Briefing by the Office of the Spokesperson for the Secretary‑General

22 Dec

The Food and Agriculture Organization said it is working to bolster the global response to the Fall Armyworm, considered one of the top 10 devastating plant pests, which places at risk up to 80 million metric tons of maize worth $18 billion per year in Africa, Asia and the Near East.

Deputy Secretary-General Calls for Partnerships, Investment to End Hunger, Improve Rights of Rural Women, in Message at Africa Regional Conference

27 Nov

Following is the text of UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed’s video message at the launch of the “Leaving No One Behind – A Regional Outlook on Gender and Agrifood Systems” report at the thirty‑first session of the Regional Conference for Africa, held on 28 October:

Upcoming Rome Summit Will Help Leapfrog Action into Solutions for Global Hunger, Deputy Secretary-General Tells Joint Meeting of Agricultural, Food Agencies

12 Oct

Following are UN Deputy Secretary‑General Amina Mohammed’s remarks, at the annual fourth informal joint meeting of the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) Executive Board and the World Food Programme (WFP) Board, today:

Food Loss, Waste Account for 8 Per Cent of All Greenhouse‑Gas Emissions, Says Deputy Secretary-General, Marking Inaugural International Awareness Day

29 Sep

Following are UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina J. Mohammed’s remarks, as prepared for delivery, at the high-level World Bank Group virtual event, held in conjunction with the International Day of Awareness of Food Loss and Waste, today

Secretary-General Appoints Gina Casar of Mexico Assistant Secretary-General of World Food Programme

23 Sep

On 23 September, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres, World Food Programme (WFP) Executive Director David Beasley and Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) Director-General Qu Dongyu announced the appointment of Gina Casar of Mexico as WFP Senior Adviser at the Assistant Secretary-General level.