22 March 2023 - New York, NY, USA - FAO Director-General QU Dongyu addresses the opening remarks at the side event at the United Nations Conf. Room 9 on Drought Fragility-Finaince-nexus: managing drought risk and overcome conditions of fragility at the United Nations. He is joined with FAO Chief Economist Maximo Torero and FAO Senior Land and Water Officer, Maher Salman . The moderator is Mr. Lifeng Li, FAO Director Of Land and Water. Other panelists are Garama Saratov Rabiou Inoussa Minister of Environment of Niger, Modibo Kone, Minister of Environment of Mali, Abdelmonem Belaati, Minister of Agriculture of Tunisia and Mr. Michael Dunford, Reg. Director of Eastern Africa, WFP.