Rome serves as the headquarter to the three UN agencies dedicated to Food and Agriculture: the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO), the World Food Programme (WFP) and the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD).

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Norwegian Minister Børge Brende has five recommendations for the next UN Secretary General Mr. Guterres, together with Ambassadors from the UN70 initiative.

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Boom-and-bust fisheries have untapped potential to bolster livelihoods, resilience and nutrition. Norwegian professor says that the right conditions lead to incredibly productive fish.

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The organisations in Rome acknowledges the need for focusing on women in order to improve the results on hunger, food, nutrition and agriculture. Gender equality is also important in Norwegian foreign policy. Norway currently is the co-chair of the Gender Network in Rome, together with South Africa.

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The first new design vessel being tested in Somali waters in the Bossaso Harbour after undergoing sea trials. Photo: ©FAO

In Somalia today, over one million people face severe food insecurity, while an estimated 307,800 children under the age of five are acutely malnourished, according to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations’ (FAO) data. Sustainable fisheries can play a key role in tackling food insecurity and malnutrition in Somalia, as well as enhance rural employment and make fishing...

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Foto: UN Photo/Cia Pak.

Happy anniversary, United Nations! Saturday 24th of October 2015 is the anniversary of the United Nations. It is on this very day 70 years back, the organization first was established. When the UN was founded in 1945, it had 51 member states. The number has increased significantly since then, with almost every single nation in the world being a member.

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Her Excellency the Speaker of Parliament of South Africa, 
H.E. Baleja Mbete

Gender mainstreaming is not about what comes out from various conferences or workshops, but rather it is about the interplay of struggles. It´s about encouraging women to do things they never before was able to do. To step in to the so-called men’s domain, and dear raising their voices, and speak up for their fundamental rights, is what gender mainstreaming is about. This was said by the Speake...

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Foto: Petterik Wiggers.

Hunger and extreme poverty can be eliminated immediately with adequate investments in social protection, according to a new study by Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), the World Food Programme (WFP) and the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD).

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Foto: Jimmy Hilario / Flickr Creative Commons).

Den internasjonale avtalen om havnestatskontroll av ulovlig, urapportert og uregulert fiske trer i kraft 5. juni

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The Trondheim Conferences on Biodiversity has since 1993 created an arena for dialogue about the biodiversity agenda. This year’s conference was held from 31 May to 3 June, and among the speakers was Vidar Helgesen, the Norwegian Climate Minister and René Castro Salazar, Assistant Director-General, Forests, from FAO. Find all the presentations and more about the conference here: http://www.tron...

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Norway has been a key donor in supporting a project with the aim to improve food security and nutrition of rural populations affected by poverty in Niger.

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The latest survey voyage of the research vessel Dr. Fridtjof Nansen, a collaboration between FAO and Norway, is currently underway. The eight-week research voyage off the coast of Northwest Africa set sail from Dakar, Senegal on 21 October 2015 and will end in Las Palmas, Spain on 14 December 2015. Four countries are involved in this campaign: The Gambia, Mauritania, Morocco and Senegal. An...

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The International Day of Rural Women, 15th of October 2015.

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Foto: WFP/Abeer Etefa.

De siste årene har vi sett en eskalering av krig og konflikter, noe som har ført til at millioner av mennesker er på flukt både på tvers av landegrenser og som internt fordrevne. Det er mennesker som daglig opplever brudd på menneskerettighetene og som har behov for hjelp til livsopphold.

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FAO and Norway have been collaborating on the Nansen Programme since 1975. Over the past four decades, the Nansen Programme has carried out fisheries resources and environment surveys in developing countries in Africa, Asia and Latin America using the vessel R/V Dr Fridtjof Nansen operated by the Norwegian Institute of Marine Research (IMR).

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