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Former Director-General of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations delivered an important speech at the 4th World Shiology Forum
Haikou, China - Jose Graziano da Silva, former director-general of the food and agriculture organization of the United Nations and director-general of Zero Hunger Institute, delivered an important speech at the opening ceremony of the 4th World Shiology Forum on the morning of October 10. He expounded on the importance of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), highlighting the urgency of eradicating hunger and the key role of partnerships in addressing hunger.
José Graziano da Silva, Former Director-General of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations and Director-General of Zero Hunger Institute, delivers a video speech
Jose Graziano da Silva warmly congratulated the opening of the 4th World Shiology Forum and hopes that Zero Hunger Institute will work together with the Shiology Institute to address the hunger and poverty issues in the world. He presented two books published by the World Shiology Forum and Zero Hunger Institute, Shiology and From Fome Zero to Zero Hunger, to encourage more people to learn about Shiology and Zero Hunger, pay attention to these important topics, and take action to address hunger and poverty.
Jose Graziano da Silva stressed that the Millennium Development Goals aim to halve global hunger and poverty levels, not eliminate them completely. This is why the SDGs have replaced the MDGs for a more ambitious plan to tackle this global hunger and poverty issues. He noted that despite the progress that has been made, poverty and hunger remain or are even rising in some regions. Therefore, eradicating poverty and hunger become the primary goals of the SDGs, which is a core concern of Zero Hunger and the World Shiology Forum.
Jose Graziano da Silva also highlighted the importance of partnerships in addressing hunger and poverty. One of goals of the SDGs, the 17th goal, indicates the importance of collaboration, which is why the World Shiology Forum and Zero Hunger Institute have established partnership. At the opening ceremony, Jose Graziano da Silva is officially appointed as Senior Advisor to the Advisory Committee of World Shiology Forum, which marks a joint effort between the World Shiology Forum and Zero Hunger Institute to solve global hunger and poverty issues.
Finally, Jose Graziano da Silva spoke highly of the 4th World Shiology Forum. He believes that this is the first big conference to be held in Asia after the epidemic about increasing food security and healthy lives, which is of important international and professional significance. He called for new public policies to guide the rapid changes in today's food systems and improve the sustainability of agriculture to ensure healthy diets and lives for people in the future.
Emiliano Graziano Da Silva, Institutional Development Director of Zero Hunger Institute, took the stage to receive the appointment letter on behalf of Jose Graziano da Silva
At the opening ceremony, Jose Graziano da Silva was officially appointed as Senior Adviser to the Advisory Committee of the World Shiology Forum. Mr. Wu Hongbo, former Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations, and Mr. Liu Guangwei, Director-General of the World Shiology Forum, jointly presented the appointment letter for him. Emiliano Graziano Da Silva, Institutional Development Director of Zero Hunger Institute, took the stage to receive the appointment letter on behalf of Jose Graziano da Silva.
About José Graziano da Silva
Jose Graziano da Silva, former director-general of the food and agriculture organization of the United Nations and director-general of Zero Hunger Institute, has long worked on food security, agriculture and rural development. He drafted the Brazil Zero Hunger Program, which became not only the most important social policy for Brazil government, but also an innovative initiative in the global fight against poverty. Since its implementation, remarkable results have been achieved in helping poor people overcome poverty in Brazil.
About UN Sustainable Development Goals
The UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) is a global agenda to address social, economic and environmental challenges around the world. Adopted by the United Nations in 2015, the agenda includes 17 specific Sustainable Development Goals (SDGS) that cover a wide range of areas, including eradicating poverty, guaranteeing human well-being, ensuring education quality, promoting gender equality, improving water and sanitation quality, supporting economic growth, reducing inequality, promoting sustainable cities and communities, and maintaining ecosystems. The key principle of the SDGs is to leave no one behind, ensuring that "no one is left behind".