The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), the Global Soil Partnership (GSP), the Intergovernmental Technical Panel on Soils (ITPS), the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), the Global Soil Biodiversity Initiative, and the European Commission are pleased to launch a call for experts for the establishment of a Working Group to develop a global and regional assessment of the state of knowledge on soil biodiversity.
23 June 2019, Rome – Qu Dongyu of China was elected Director-General of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) on 23 June 2019. Qu Dongyu received a total of 108 votes out of 191 cast, constituting a majority in the first round. The election took place during the 41st session of the FAO Conference (22-29 June 2019), the highest governing body of the Organization.
The Business and Industry Major Group (B&I) in New York has found two volunteers to take on the role of focal point: Norine Kennedy, Vice President, Strategic International Engagement, Environment and Energy Affairs, United States Council for international Business (USCIB); and Shea Gopaul, Special Representative to the UN for the International Organization of Employers (IOE).
In 2013, McDonald’s made commitments to increase customers’ access to fruits, vegetables, low-fat dairy and water on its menu with the Alliance for a Healthier Generation, an organization that was co-founded by the American Heart Association and the Clinton Foundation. The global commitment was independently verified in the 20 top markets that represent 85% of McDonald’s global sales.