The Crop Trust Pledging Conference took place on 15 April 2016 in Washington, DC and coincided with the IMF/World Bank Spring Meetings. This event convened some 30 nations and private sector partners to build a broad coalition committed to safeguarding the global common good of crop diversity. The Governments of Germany and Norway co-chaired the Conference. The Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations delivered the keynote address, followed by speeches from international leaders. Multilateral partners were also represented at senior level.
See the slideshow below to view select moments from the event:
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The Crop Trust was established in 2004 by the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the CGIAR, and is now an independent organization under international law. The Crop Trust operates as an essential element of the funding strategy of the International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture of 2001, with a mission to ensure the conservation and ability of crop diversity for food security worldwide. Each element of the organization’s core activities works to promote an efficient, sustainable, and cost-effective global system to conserve agricultural biodiversity.