Enabling poor rural people
to overcome poverty


The 39th session of IFAD’s Governing Council will convene on 17 to 18 February 2016 with a focus on the role of inclusive investment in the post-2015 agenda. Held annually at the Fund’s headquarters in Rome, the Governing Council is IFAD’s main decision-making body.

Last year world leaders set an ambitious target: to end poverty and hunger by 2030. This vision underpins the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the Financing for Development Agenda and the Paris Agreement on climate change, which, taken together, today offer a new road map for improved well-being and prosperity for all.

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  • 39th Governing Council Thematic note: Inclusive investment - Rural people, state and business in the post-2015 agenda
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