Decoration awarded to José Graziano da Silva, Director-General of the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations, for invaluable contributions to the global recognition of the importance of bees

Rome, 21. 5. 2019 | press release

President of the Republic of Slovenia, Borut Pahor, conferred a state decoration on José Graziano da Silva, Director-General of the Food and Agriculture Organisation, for his invaluable contribution to the global recognition of the importance of bees for sustainable agriculture and food security in the world and the successful implementation of the Slovenian initiative to declare 20 May World Bee Day.

The decoration of the order of merits in international diplomacy was conferred by Bogdan Benko, Slovenian Ambassador at the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation, on the behalf of the President of the Republic of Slovenia on 21 May 2019 at the Embassy of the Republic of Slovenia in Rome.

Decoration awarded to José Graziano da Silva, Director-General of the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations, for invaluable contributions to the global recognition of the importance of bees