Saint Kitts – Nevis Prime Minister – Denzil Douglas
Photo By Erasmus Williams
Basseterre, Saint Kitts – Nevis
June 02, 2008 (CUOPM)
St. Kitts and Nevis Prime Minister Hon. Dr. Denzil L. Douglas has accepted a personal invitation from the Director General of the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO), His Excellency Dr. Jacques Diouf, to attend a High-Level Conference on World Food Security: the Challenges of Climate Change and Bio-energy.
The Conference at the FAO Headquarters, in Rome, Italy from 3rd to 5th June 2008 will build upon the work initiated at the Expert Meetings and Stakeholder Consultations held between January and April 2008 and recent analysis undertaken by the Organization.
Prime Minister Douglas, the first Caribbean leader to begin efforts to deal with the food crisis and rising cost of food, is accompanied by Minister of Agriculture, Hon. Cedric Liburd.
The overall purpose of the High-Level Conference is to address food security issues in the face of soaring food prices and the new challenges of climate change and energy security.
The objective is to assist countries and the international community in devising sustainable solutions to the food crisis by identifying the policies, strategies and programmes required to safeguard world food security in the immediate, short and longer term. It is also expected to feed into broader inter-agency and intergovernmental processes.
Heads of State or Government and Ministers dealing with agriculture, livestock, forestry, fisheries, water, energy and environment of all its member countries, as well as heads of UN-system agencies and selected inter-governmental and non-governmental organizations are attending.