ILAS Alumnus re-elected Director-General of the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation

Thursday 2 July 2015

ILAS alumnus José Graziano da Silva, the incumbent Director-General of the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation, has recently been elected to a second four-year term. Nominated by Brazil, he received a total of 177 out of 182 votes cast. His term will run until July 2019. Graziano da Silva has been recognised for his commitment to sustainable agricultural solutions and ending hunger and malnutrition. Prior to his role at the UN, he served as Extraordinary Minister for Food Security in the Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva cabinet between 2003 and 2004, during which he implemented the 'Zero Hunger' programme in Brazil.