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FAO Conference - Thirty-seventh Session, 25 June - 2 July 2011, Rome, Italy

FAO's members will meet from 25 June - 2 July for the 37th biennial FAO Conference, the highest governing body of the Organization. The Conference will elect a new Director-General at this session.

The Conference will also declare that the world is free from the deadly cattle disease rinderpest. Ministers and high-level representatives will further discuss the State of Food and Agriculture and the role of women in agricultural development. The Conference will also approve FAO's budget for 2012-13. Over 100 ministers are expected to attend the conference