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Dr. Ulrich Seidenberger has been the Permanent Representative to the International Organizations in Rome since September 2018.

Dr. Ulrich Seidenberger
Dr. Ulrich Seidenberger© StäV Rom

Dear visitors of our website,

After New York and Geneva, the Eternal City is the seat of the third largest UN location in the world. Rome is home to the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), the largest UN specialised agency, the World Food Programme (WFP), the largest humanitarian programme in the UN system, and the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), one of the so-called International Financial Institutions (IFIs).

All three UN organizations are committed to food security and sustainable agriculture - or to use the language of Agenda 2030 for sustainable development:

By 2030, (rural) poverty (SDG 1) and hunger (SDG 2) are to be overcome worldwide.

We all know that time is pressing: As I write this, there are only 11 years left to achieve the ambitious goals of Agenda 2030. Climate change is real, it already has a massive impact on target achievement. Denial is not a responsible option! We are in danger of clearly missing the targets of SDG 1 and 2!

We can stop this trend, but we must now move from talking to acting. We will not succeed without coordinated and synergetic cooperation between the three Roman UN organizations.

So let us begin now to walk the talk!

We invite you to visit us on our website and follow our Twitter channel so that we can keep you up to date on a regular basis.


Ulrich Seidenberger

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