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Launch of the Global Report on Food Crises 2018 and Joint FAO/WFP Briefing of the Members on the situation in the Sahel

22/03/2018, Rome, Italy

On Thursday 22 March 2018 the Global Report on Food Crises 2018 will be launched in the headquarters of the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations, in Rome, Italy. On this occasion, FAO, the World Food Programme (WFP) and and the European Union (EU) will brief participants on the situation in the Sahel. The event will take place from 9.30 to 12.30 hours in the Sheikh Zayed Centre (FAO-HQ).

The launch will count with the participation of the Executive Secretary, Permanent Interstate Committee for drought control in the Sahel (CILSS); Commissioner for International Cooperation and Development, European Union (EU); Director-General, FAO; Executive Secretary, Intergovernmental Authority for Development (IGAD); and Executive Director, WFP.

During the meeting, the latest findings of the Global Report will be presented and a panel discussion on how to respond will follow. The meeting will also provide an opportunity for an update on the latest situation in the Sahel region, focusing on the impact of crises on the lives and livelihoods of pastoralists.

 

The event will be webstreamed on the FAO website


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