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The Chicago Council on Global Affairs, founded in 1922, is an independent, non-partisan organization committed to educating the public—and influencing the public discourse—on global issues of the day. The Council provides a forum in Chicago for world leaders, policymakers, and other experts to speak to its members and the public on these issues. Long known for its public opinion surveys of American views on foreign policy, The Chicago Council also brings together stakeholders to examine issues and offer policy insight into areas such as global agriculture, the global economy, global energy, global cities, global security, and global immigration.

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News from the UN Food and Agriculture Organization

As African swine fever (ASF) marches swiftly across countries affecting food security and livelihoods of some of the world’s most vulnerable populations, FAO and OIE are calling on all nations and partners to join forces to keep this deadly pig disease at bay under a new initiative.
Posted: October 25, 2020, 11:00 pm
Many of the global challenges FAO was set up to tackle are back in force today, high-level participants at FAO’s Informal North American regional conference said today. “Our mission is not yet accomplished,” Director-General QU Dongyu said at a virtual event celebrating FAO’s 75h anniversary.
Posted: October 22, 2020, 8:00 pm
During the three-day virtual meeting (19 - 21 October) hosted by the Government of Nicaragua, all 33 Members, as well as representatives from civil society and the private sector, highlighted the importance of developing and applying innovative approaches to overcome the challenges facing food and agriculture in the region, particularly in relation to scaling up the use of digital tools.
Posted: October 21, 2020, 8:00 pm
Italy’s agri-food system offers lessons on the transformations the world needs, and the nation is playing a critical role by promoting a multilateral food coalition that is closely aligned to FAO’s own framework, Director-General QU Dongyu said today in an address to members of Italy’s parliament.
Posted: October 21, 2020, 2:00 pm
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