Governing Bodies Servicing (CSG)

Governing Bodies Servicing (CSG) provides the Secretariat of the Conference and the Council, and supports all Governing and Statutory Bodies of FAO. It houses the Multilingualism expertise of the Organization, delivering corporate language goods and services. CSG also provides Protocol and Meetings services to the Organization.


Governing Bodies Servicing (CSG) provides the Secretariat of the Conference and the Council, and supports all Governing and Statutory Bodies of FAO. It houses the Multilingualism expertise of the Organization, delivering corporate language goods and services. CSG also provides Protocol and Meetings services to the Organization.
This division is comprised of four branches:

  • The Secretariat Services branch (CSGS) administers the Secretariat functions of the Conference and the Council, and supports secretariats for all other Governing and Statutory bodies. It maintains liaison with Members on governance matters through informal meetings and web-based platforms such as the Members’ Gateway. CSGS is responsible for official correspondence; the calendar of Governing Bodies and other meetings; and supports the office of the Independent Chairperson of the Council.

  • The Language Services branch (CSGL) enables Multilingualism of the Organization by providing interpretation, translation, and terminology goods and services in all FAO languages across the span of corporate governance, normative, operational and communication functions. CSGL also supports the provision of FAO products in local languages, and is responsible for quality language assurance within the Organization.

  • The Meetings Services branch (CSGM) carries out the scheduling and programming of all Governing and Statutory Body meetings of the Organization. It is responsible for overseeing and supporting the planning and provision of logistical facilities for the conduct of all such physical and virtual meetings.

  • The Protocol Services branch (CSGP) acts as liaison between the Organization, the Permanent Representations and the Host Government, and provides administrative services regarding visas, privileges and immunities for staff and accredited Member representations. It ensures that applicable Protocol is observed in the relations with Members and the activities of the Organization.

Secretariat services (CSGS)
Secretariat of the Conference and the Council, and support to secretariats of all Governing and Statutory Bodies

Contact: Mr Ilja Betlem
Chief CSGS

Language services (CSGL)
corporate Multilingualism through interpretation, translation and terminology goods and services

Meeting services (CSGM)
scheduling and conduct of virtual and physical meetings of Governing and Statuory Bodies

Contact: Mr Sergio Ferraro
Deputy Director, CSG

 

Protocol services (CSGP)
observation of applicable Protocol between the Organization, Members and the Host Country

Contact: Ms Paola Dini
Chief CSGP