The 34th session of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO) Regional Conference for Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) will bring together ministers of agriculture, environment and social development, as well as other government representatives, from 33 countries to focus on the challenges and prospects for food and nutrition security in the region. Participants are expected to undertake a review of the measures that helped to achieve the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), as well as discuss challenges faced as they work towards meeting the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Participants will also discuss challenges faced in transforming the rural sector, the sustainable use of natural resources, risk management, adaptation to climate change and South-South cooperation in the region. Governments will analyze FAO activities in the region during the biennium 2014-2015 and will set FAO action priorities for 2016-2017. Civil society, peasant and indigenous organizations, non-governmental and intergovernmental organizations, regional integration organizations and other UN agencies will also hold a meeting. LAC is the only region in the world that has achieved both the hunger reduction goals of the World Food Summit and the MDGs. The FAO Regional Conferences are official fora where government representatives from the same geographic region meet to discuss challenges and priorities related to food and agriculture to ensure the promotion of regional coherence on the issues.
dates: 29 February – 3 March 2016
venue: Hotel Krystal Grand Reforma, Paseo de la Reforma N°1, Colonia Tabacalera
location: Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico
contact: Tito Díaz, Conference Secretary
phone: (56-2) 2923-2309
fax: (56-2) 2923-2001 /02