2004: the International Year of Rice!
Jean Michel Jakobowicz
In the context of the International Year of Rice, UN Special is launching a contest of rice recipes.
These recipes, your recipes will be used to produce a cookbook, The internationals Cookbook of Rice. This book will be based on the suggestions of international civil servants of the UN system. It will be issued by early 2004; sale profit will go to a charity.
Send us your recipes! Your submissions should include a list of ingredients, the time needed to prepare and cook the dish, and a detailed explanation of the recipe. This contest is open to staff worldwide and to their families.
Deadline: 20 Decembre 2003 Send your contributions to:
United Nations Office 356 1211 Genève 10 CH
Welcome to the International Year of Rice!
In December 2002, the United Nations General Assembly declared 2004 the International Year of Rice. The International Year of Rice promotes improved production and access to this vital food crop, which feeds more than half the worlds population while providing income for millions of rice producers. A sustainable increase in rice production will reduce hunger and poverty and contribute to environmental conservation and a better life for present and future generations for whom Rice is Life.