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FAO-Mexico

FAO-Mexico has produced special communication products for the occasion, including a 40th anniversary video and brochure. The 40th anniversary activities in the country also coincided with...

FAO-Colombia

FAO-Colombia convened a special 40th anniversary ceremony during which FAO was distinguished by the House of Representatives with the Simón Bolívar Order of Democracy in recognition of...

FAO-Congo

FAO-Congo aligned its 40th anniversary celebrations with this year’s World Food Day, organizing several activities such as an official ceremony, a march against hunger, an exhibition of agricultural products, and a forum on...

FAO-El Salvador

FAO-El Salvador and its main partners in the country, convened a special event to celebrate the establishment of the FAO Representation in 1977. The Minister of Agriculture and...

FAO-Kenya

FAO-Kenya, on 21 September 2017, organized gardens in various schools, an exhibition on FAO’s projects over the years, and a workshop on FAO Kenya 2016 Annual Report. In addition, the Representation is producing a video on FAO’s work in Kenya...

FAO-Philippines

FAO-Philippines is merging its 40th celebrations with an end-of-year donors briefing in November 2017. A 40th anniversary historical photo exhibit and video were held during World Food Day week to showcase FAO’s country-level work.

FAO-Nepal

FAO-Nepal celebrated its 40th anniversary alongside World Food Day. FAO-Nepal and the national World Food Day Committee, chaired by the Director-General of the Department of Agriculture, convened an official ceremony. Participants included Ministers, donors and UN partners. On this occasion,...

FAO-Tanzania

FAO-Tanzania is organizing a round table discussion on “Climate Change - How prepared are small holder Tanzanian farmers?” and a photo exhibition to showcase FAO’s work in the country over the past 40 years. The Representation is also developing materials,...

FAO-Myanmar

FAO-Myanmar, in collaboration with the government, held a special 40th anniversary FAO-IOM panel discussion at Yezin University to coincide with World Food Day activities. The event focused on the importance of rural development in addressing Myanmar’s migration challenges. Celebrations included...

FAO-Ecuador

FAO-Ecuador aligned its celebrations with this year’s World Food Day. An open-air fair and a race with participation of the First Lady and various Ministers were organized jointly with the Ministry of Agriculture, WFP and UN Women. Parliamentarians and Ministers...

Between 2017 and 2019, many of FAO’s Country Representations across the world are celebrating their 40th anniversary. After four decades of fruitful collaboration, FAO’s work today is more than ever aligned with host government priorities in meeting the global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) through localized action. As a knowledge agency with its feet firmly on the ground, FAO implements programmes and projects in cooperation with members and partners to achieve the shared goal of #ZeroHunger and the other SDGs by 2030.

While FAO had previously provided technical support to member countries without having a permanent presence on the ground, the 1977 opening of the country Representation in Lebanon on 14 June of that year marked the beginning of FAO’s long-term field presence at national level.

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