Parliamentary Meeting
13 November 2009, Rome -

An Inter-Parliamentary meeting was held in conjunction with the World Summit on Food Security (Rome, 16-18 November 2009) to which invitations were addressed to the Speakers of national parliaments of member countries of FAO, co-organized by the two Houses of the Italian Parliament – the Chamber of Deputies and the Senate – and the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU).

In addition to raising awareness of food security issues, the event was designed to provide a forum to discuss the role of national parliaments in addressing agriculture, hunger and food security, particularly in times of global crisis. The outcome of the deliberations will be conveyed to the World Summit on Food Security.

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