Side Event Live webcast: “China-FAO South-South Cooperation: promoting inclusive and sustainable development”

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Live webcast from the 40th Session of the FAO Conference — (Sheikh Zayed Centre) 6th July, from 18:30 CET

30 June 2017, Rome. The 40th session of the FAO Conference will host a side event on “China-FAO South-South Cooperation: promoting inclusive and sustainable development” that can be followed live via webcast here:

Interpretation will be available in English, Chinese, French and Spanish. The event will take place in the Sheikh Zayed Centre at FAO Headquarters in Rome (Italy) on the 6th of July and begins at 18:30 CET.


FAO-China South-South Cooperation Programme

China, as an active participant and supporter of FAO SSC Programme, has witnessed the burgeoning development of SSC with FAO and other partners.

This side event aims to share achievements and experiences, and improve the overall understanding of FAO SSC programme, to further extend global SSC partnerships, and promote SSC and tripartite cooperation to implement the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. The event is jointly organized by the Government of the People’s Republic of China and the FAO South-South Cooperation Team.



Marcela Villarreal, OPC Director, will chair this side-event.   

18:15-18:30        Free discussion (beverages and snacks will be provided for participants at the side event)

18:30-18:37        Opening remarks, by José Graziano da Silva, FAO Director General

18:38-18:45        Opening remarks, by H.E. Niu Dun, Ambassador and Permanent Representative of the People’s Republic of China to the United Nations Agencies for Food and Agriculture

18:45- 18:50       Video projection – “Food for All”, produced by the Government of the People’s Republic of China

18:50-19:00        South-South Cooperation efforts in Namibia and the Successes, by Sophia Kasheeta, Deputy Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of Agriculture, Water and Forestry of Namibia

19:00-19:10        Sharing Experience on Uganda-China South-South Cooperation (SSC) Project, by Hon. Vincent Bamulangaki Ssempijja, Minister of  Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries of the Republic of Uganda

19:10-19:20        Achievements of the China-FAO South-South Cooperation on Capacity Development, by Dongxin Feng, Deputy Director, OPC

19:20-19:45        Free discussion, questions and answers



South-South Cooperation (SSC) was officially launched in 1996 within the framework of FAO’s Special Programme for Food Security (SPFS). Over the past 20 years, FAO has called upon the international community to explore effective ways to address food security threats in developing countries; and through its efforts, the Organization has made important contributions to improving agricultural productivity and food security where most needed.