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PRESS ACCREDITATION NOTICE – Presentation of the World Food Programme Report (Farnesina, 11 October 2017)

On Wednesday, 11 October 2017 at 9:45 a.m., the Farnesina will host the Presentation of the World Food Programme Report: “At the root of  Exodus: food Security, conflict and international migration”.​ The Meeting will open with remarks by the Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Angelino Alfano, and by the Executive Director of the World Food Programme (WFP), David Beasley.

The spokesperson for the Italian Alliance for Sustainable Development (ASviS), Prof Enrico Giovannini, will contextualise the report within the Agenda 2030. The presentation will be followed by a debate involving the representatives of WFP, FAO, IFAD, OIM and UNHCR on the topics contained in the document.

The event will close with remarks by the President of the World Food Programme Italia, Vincenzo Sanasi d’Arpe.

The event, promoted by WFP Italia and the ASviS, and sponsored by the Italian Development Cooperation service, is aimed at presenting to Institutions, civil society organisations and the representatives of the Italian media the World Food Programme’s Report:“At the root of Exodus: food security, conflict and international migration”.

The Report analyses the impact that food insecurity and conflicts have on migration phenomena, drawing inspiration from interviews with migrants of ten different nationalities in the reception centres of five different countries: Turkey, Lebanon, Jordan, Italy and Greece.  

The document contains food for thought of great interest insofar as it highlights the two-way connections between migration, food security and peacekeeping, which are increasingly becoming the focus of humanitarian aid and development policies, in an increasingly integrated vision of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

The hashtag on social networks is #fameemigrazioni.

Journalists, photographers and TV crews interested in following the event are requested to apply for accreditation in one of the following two ways:

–    by filling the interactive form and clicking on the event concerned at the link, attaching thereto, unless already provided, the documentation requested in digital format (letter from the media organisation and, for representatives of foreign media, also a Note Verbale released by the Rome Embassy of the media organisation’s Country).   

–   by sending an email to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation’s Institutional Press and Communication Service at the following address: (Tel. + 39 06/3691.3432 or 8573 or 8210), attaching thereto the letter of his/her media organisation (or press card for freelance reporters) and, for members of the foreign press, a Note Verbale released by the Rome Embassy of the media organisation’s Country. 

Accredited journalists, photographers and TV crews may enter the Ministry from the main entrance– left-hand side – from 9:15 a.m.