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Permanent Representative of China to UN Agencies for Food and Agriculture attends 40th Session of FAO Conference

DATE:2017-07-12       SOURCE:Information Office, MOA

 A Chinese delegation headed by H.E. Niu Dun, Ambassador and Permanent Representative of the People’s Republic of China to the UN Agencies for Food and Agriculture, attended the 40th Session of the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) Conference in Rome on 3-8 July 2017. 


With the theme of Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security, the 40th Session covered important topics on global food and agriculture governance. Over 1100 delegates from 180 plus countries attended the Session. 


In his speech at the Session, Mr. Niu Dun stated that China always attaches great importance to addressing climate change in agriculture, commits itself to a joint endeavor with the international community in the implementation of the Paris Agreement to further agricultural development, rural prosperity and farmer’s well-being. He stressed that China highly values international agricultural cooperation and dedicates to promoting global food security through South-South and Triangular Cooperation. He called on all parties to firm up resolve on the fight against poverty and hunger, build new types of partnership, and shape inclusive and sustainable agricultural growth against mounting global challenges including climate change. 


The 40th Session reviewed and endorsed the FAO Programme of Work and Budget 2018-19 and the Proposed Scale of Contributions. China's share is expected to increase significantly, making China the 3rd largest contributor.


China was successfully re-elected as an FAO Council member at the 40th Session of the Conference and elected as a member of the Finance Committee at the subsequent 157th Session of the Council.


A side event of China-FAO South-South Cooperation: Promoting Inclusive and Sustainable Development was held on 6 July. The event highlighted China's contribution to SSC and is attended by Mr. Niu Dun, FAO Director-General and ministerial-level officials and ambassadors from nearly 30 countries.  


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