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Reception to mark the Exhibition "The World of Bees" and the initiative of Slovenia to declare World Bee Day
20 Dec 2017 -  Bees and other pollinators are extremely important when it comes to ensuring the global safety of the food supply chain. Every third spoonful of food depends on pollination. By pollinating crops, they also provide a significant source of jobs and income for farmers, which is particularly important for developing countries.

Event Moderated by the Permanent Representative of Slovenia Amb. Darja Bavdaž Kuret.
- 18:20: Performance by Ms. Irena Preda, Opera singer (1 song)
- 18:25: Short introduction by the moderator: Permanent Representative of Slovenia Amb. Darja Bavdaž Kuret
- 18:25: Statement by Mr. Dejan Židan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Food of Slovenia
- 18:30: Statement by Ms. Marianna Kovacs, Senior Liaison Officer, FAO Liaison Office in New York
- 18.35: Statement by Mr. Boštjan Noč, president of Slovenian Beekeepers' Association
- 18:40: Performance by Ms. Irena Preda, Opera singer (1 song)
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