Who's who in #globaldev: June 2015 executive appointments

Stephen O’Brien (left), new United Nations under-secretary-general for humanitarian affairs and emergency relief coordinator and José Graziano da Silva (right), re-elected director-general of the Food and Agriculture Organization. Photo by: Jean-Marc Ferré / United Nations and FAO

It comes as no surprise that José Graziano da Silva keeps the highest position at the Food and Agriculture Organization: He was the lone candidate in an election held earlier in June during the FAO biennial governing conference earlier in Rome.

Graziano da Silva’s second term runs from July 31, 2015, to July 30, 2019.

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    Currently based in New York City, Eliza is a veteran journalist focused on covering the most pressing issues and latest innovations in global health, humanitarian aid, sustainability and development. A member of Mensa, Eliza has earned a master's degree in public affairs and bachelor's degree in political science from the University of the Philippines.