FCA Briefing with Gianluca Rampolla, UN Resident Coordinator

Words – April Pressler

FCA’s first event in a special series of FCA briefings on the South Pacific that have been organised with the participation of UN Resident Coordinators (RCs) covering South Pacific countries for this series.

These briefings are to assist FCA members with stories on issues and developments in the South Pacific, and to provide contacts.

The UN RCs in the South Pacific are variously based in PNG, Fiji, Timor Leste, and Samoa, and some have responsibilities for a range of South Pacific countries.

The first briefing of UN’s Port Moresby/Papua New Guinea  Resident Coordinator, Gianluca Rampolla.


FCA Briefing, via Zoom, with Mr Gianluca Rampolla, UN Resident Coordinator, Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea

Monday 21 June 2021 at 11.00am (AEST)

Updated: 30 June 2021

On Monday 21 June 2021, the FCA held a Zoom Q&A briefing session for members with Mr Gianluca Rampolla, the UN Resident Coordinator in Papua New Guinea (PNG). The event was very much welcomed by the FCA and participating correspondents, as it was an opportunity to have detailed first-hand information and advice from Mr Rampolla, a very experienced UN representative and diplomat who was about to depart the UN post after almost four years in PNG. Topics that were covered included COVID, COVAX, climate change, tourism, sustainable development, international development assistance – and much more. Mr Rampolla was scheduled to depart PNG two days after the FCA briefing event. 


FCA members can view the briefing session with Gianluca Rampolla below.
(Please contact FCA Hon Secretary April Pressler to access the video recording. Email – aprilp@ozemail.com.au)

Additional information:

In October 2021, the UN Secretary-General Antoìnio Guterres is convening a Food Systems Summit as part of the Decade of Action to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030. The Summit’s objective is to improve the food system for the most vulnerable and it plans to deliver progress on all 17 SDGs, each of which relies to some degree on healthier, more sustainable and equitable food systems. The Summit hopes to increase global awareness of the fact that we all must work together to transform the way the world produces, consumes, and thinks about food. The goal is to rally a wide range of partners across nations and this Summit will invite partners to get involved with initiatives that are intended to transform the world’s food systems. To inform the Summit, work is being done nationally, regionally, and globally. National and Regional dialogues in the Pacific are being led by the SPC  with support from the UN. These dialogues will lead into a Food Systems pre-Summit conference in Italy  which will lead into the main Food Systems Summit in NY in October. This FAQ is very useful. And themedia release page is as well.

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