FAO Conference


"There shall be a Conference of the Organization in which each Member Nation and Associate Member shall be represented by one delegate."


FAO Constitution, Article III.1


"The Conference shall determine the policy and approve the budget of the Organization and shall exercise the other powers conferred upon it by this Constitution"


FAO Constitution, Article IV.1


Thirty fourth, Rome, 17-24 November 2007

Previous sessions:

Thirty third, Rome, 19 - 26 November 2005
Thirty second, Rome, 29 November - 10 December 2003

The Conference is the supreme governing body of the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO). Comprising all 189 FAO Members plus the European Community, it meets in regular session every two years. Its main functions are to determine the policies of the Organization, approve the budget, and make recommendations to Members and international organizations on any matter pertaining to the purposes of FAO.

The Conference also elects the Council comprising 49 Member Nations. For the purpose of Council elections, the membership of FAO is divided into seven regions, each with a fixed number of seats.

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