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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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FAO Representative in Somalia Etienne Peterschmitt discusses COVID-19 and its impacts on vulnerable groups and the UN agency’s work.
Posted: May 27, 2020, 10:00 pm
On behalf of the 26 UN agencies operating in Italy, FAO Director-General QU Dongyu today signed an agreement with the Italian Red Cross on measures aimed at protecting the health of employees and visitors to the agencies’ premises in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Posted: May 26, 2020, 10:00 pm
Urgent action is needed to safeguard the biodiversity of the world's forests amid alarming rates of deforestation and degradation, according to the latest edition of The State of the World's Forests released today.
Posted: May 21, 2020, 10:00 pm
The Director-General of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), QU Dongyu, has warned that efforts to control Desert Locusts will take some time as swarms are now threatening the Sahel region as well as East Africa, Yemen and Southwest Asia.
Posted: May 21, 2020, 10:00 pm
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