27 November 2018, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia - FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva at the high-level meeting Achieving Zero Hunger in Africa by 2025, with H.E. Dr. Antonio Guterres, UN Secretary-General on his left. The meeting was co-organized by the AU Commission and Ethiopia's Ministry of Agriculture with support from FAO and the Economic Commission for Africa (ECA), on the margins of and within the framework of the 30th African Union Summit where leaders are gathering to discuss issues vital to the continent's progress and prosperity. Within this framework, several events related to ending hunger and boosting nutrition are taking place at which the United Nations will be represented. The high-level meeting is the follow-up to a conference held in July 2013 in Addis Ababa during which the African Union, FAO and the Lula Institute launched an initiative aimed at eradicating hunger in Africa by 2025. A year later, the results of that meeting were consolidated through the Malabo Declaration, backed by African leaders. Five years on, Saturday's meeting brings together the original attendees and other stakeholders to assess efforts so far, renew commitments and accelerate progress.
photo: FAO/Petterik Wiggers