FAO praises Brazil’s commitment to ending hunger and poverty

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Gilberto Carvalho, Secretary-General of the Presidency of Brazil

Brazil says the 146th session of the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) Council, presented an opportunity for Brasilia to renew its commitment to strongly support the FAO’s efforts to eradicate hunger and poverty, building on the successful Zero Hunger Programme in the country.

Secretary General of the Presidency of the Brazilian Republic, Mr. Gilberto Carvalho, made the comments in an interview with the FAO's Mehdi Drissi.

“Brazil strongly supports FAO because of it’s commitment to fight poverty and to end hunger. In Brazil, due to the determination of President Lula, but also with great participation of social movements and civil society, we launched a program which is now continued with President Dilma Rousseff that is trying to destroy this great wall of exclusion that divides Brazilian society.”

The High-Level Meeting will take place in Addis Ababa on 30 June -1 July to focus on new, unified approaches to end hunger in Africa, and would strengthen the cooperation between Brazil and Africa.

Donn Bobb, United Nations.

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