Time change - Press Briefing with MTV-award Sherrie Silver at IFAD's annual meeting

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Time change - Press Briefing with MTV-award Sherrie Silver at IFAD's annual meeting

14 February 2019

Where: Sheikh Zayed Centre, FAO headquarters

What: IFAD will be announcing a new official role for celebrity Sherrie Silver - the MTV award-winning choreographer, dancer and actress from Rwanda. There are 1.2 billion young people in the world. More than half of them live in rural areas, and these numbers are growing. Silver will be joined by IFAD Associate Vice-President Charlotte Salford and experts on rural youth.

When: 11:30 - following the opening ceremony of IFAD Governing Council, where Pope Francis will address Member State representatives.

The two-day event, taking place on 14-15 February 2019, will include remarks from President of the Dominican Republic, Danilo Medina Sánchez and the Prime Minister of Italy, Giuseppe Conte.

Read the full agenda and list of speakers and follow the webcast for all events.

Accredited press can register for one-on-one interviews with notable personalities participating.

This year, the IFAD Governing Council meeting and media accreditation will take place at FAO headquarters in Rome, Viale delle Terme di Caracalla. Deadline to request accreditation is 17.00 on 12 February 2019. Journalists need to specify for which days they wish to receive accreditation: the 14/02, the 15/02 or for both days. Journalists are requested to arrive no later than 07:45 to ensure access.

Please send:

  • a copy of a valid press card or letter of assignment on company stationery;
  • a copy of a valid ID (passport, identity card);
  • email to FAO-Newsroom@fao.org and include "Press Accreditation" in the subject line.

Please have all ID materials with you to gain access to FAO premises..

For more information about the accreditation process:

FAO media office, (+39) 06 570 53625, FAO-Newsroom@fao.org

For further information on IFAD’s work, visit the website www.ifad.org


IFAD has invested in rural people for 40 years, empowering them to reduce poverty, increase food security, improve nutrition and strengthen resilience. Since 1978, we have provided US$20.4 billion in grants and low-interest loans to projects that have reached about 480 million people. IFAD is an international financial institution and a specialized United Nations agency based in Rome – the UN’s food and agriculture hub.

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