The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) and the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), are based in Rome. These three UN Agencies work to defeat hunger and ensure that people have access to healthy lives. This leads to a very focused programme of work, and as such, SI’s UN Representative for this centre focuses on women’s roles in transforming rural economies and food systems by making them more inclusive, productive, resilient and sustainable.

SI’s United Nations Representative for Rome is Liliana Mosca.


Blog of Liliana Mosca, SI UN Representative at the FAO, Rome. COHERENT POLICIES, EFFICIENT ACTIONS: HOW TO ADDRESS THE GLOBAL FOOD CRISIS Held in Berlin and organised by the Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture of Germany, a High-Level Forum took place in the context of the 2023 Global Forum

Is it Possible to End Hunger by 2030?

Blog of Liliana Mosca, SI UN Representative at the FAO, Rome. There are 8 years left to meet the UN Sustainable Development Goals and the world is taking steps backward from ending hunger, food insecurity, and malnutrition in all its forms. Several factors, including conflict, economic shocks and stagnation, a lack

International Year of Millets 2023

Blog of Liliana Mosca, SI UN Representative at the FAO, Rome. Each year, the UN identifies a key food for the sustainable development of the Planet, and to which it dedicates 365 days of activities and awareness raising initiatives. The 75th session of the United Nations General Assembly, held in

Sustainable Development Goal 2: Zero Hunger

Liliana Mosca, SI Representative to the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO), blogs about global progress towards achieving Sustainable Development Goal 2: Zero Hunger. "According to the new report 'The State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World' (SOFI)*, people suffering from hunger worldwide were 828 million in

The Impact of War on Global Food Security

The Ukraine conflict is an unprecedented humanitarian crisis that is subsequently increasing food insecurity across the globe. This threat follows the rise in hunger, food insecurity, and worsening nutrition caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Humanitarian and social protection responses will be needed to cushion the negative impact of these developments

Tracking progress on food and agriculture-related SDG indicators 2021

Liliana  Mosca, SI United Nations (UN) Representative, Rome, discusses the Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) report on the indicators under FAO custodianship (1, 2,5,6,10,12,14,15) The UN Secretary-General convened a UN Food Systems Summit (UNFSS) as part of the Decade of Action to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030,


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