UNFAO Convenes Nobel Peace Laureates Alliance for Food Security and Peace

Making history: UNFAO-Nobel Laureates alliance for peace & food security. Left to Right – Tawakkol Karman; Oscar Arias Sanchez; Graziano da Silva; Betty Williams; Muhammad Yunus

11 May 2016 – UNFAO Director-General Graziano da Silva convened an a meeting in Rome that officially established an alliance between FAO and the Nobel Peace Laureates to further target the linkages between peace and the achievement of food security. This comes on the heels of the launch of FAO’s report on Peace and Food Security.

The FAO Director-General called upon the Nobel Peace Laureates to join the growing effort to address food security in the context of peace, and vice versa, as food security, sustainable peace and inclusive development are inextricably linked. In the video below Marcela Villarreal, FAO Director, Partnerships, Advocacy and Capacity Development, illustrates the objectives of the Alliance for Food Security and Peace.