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.

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,

The Pre-Summit of the United Nations Food Systems Summit

Blog by Liliana Mosca, SI United Nations Representative in Rome.  The United Nations and the Italian Government organised a pre-Summit on food systems under the leadership of the Secretary-General of the United Nations António Guterres and the Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi. The event will take place in Rome from

Our Voice at the UN

Rome The United Nations (UN) office in Rome is the seat of the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO), the World Food Programme (WFP) and the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD). These UN agencies share the common goal of eradicating hunger through food assistance and they work to eliminate

A Report on CFS Virtual 2020 Event: Global Governance of Food Security and Nutrition

A report by Liliana Mosca, SI Representative to the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) of the United Nations, Rome. The Committee on World Food Security (CFS) organised a 3-day virtual High-Level Special Event on Global Governance of Food Security and Nutrition, 13 - 15 October 2020. The event brought together

World Food Day: Our Actions are Our Future

Following the announcement that the 2020 Nobel Peace Prize has been awarded to the United Nations (UN) World Food Programme (WFP) on account of its efforts to combat hunger and improve conditions for peace, SI UN Representative, Liliana Mosca, blogs about the theme for this year's World Food Day: 'Grow,


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