FAO Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific

The Regional Conference, convened every two years, results in recommendations  that guide FAO’s work in the vast Asia-Pacific region, and provide further guidance to FAO’s global conference in Rome in June the following year. Government Ministers and delegates from more than 40 member countries across the Asia-Pacific region will participate in the APRC.

The 35th Session of the Regional Conference for Asia and the Pacific, scheduled for Frebruary 2020 in Bhutan, has been postponed given the emergency situation of the outbreak of Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) and the declaration of the Novel Coronavirus as a Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC) by the Director-General of the World Health Organization.

As soon as details of the rescheduled Conference are available, they will be posted on this page.

Regional Conference for Asia and the Pacific (APRC)

Regional Conferences are an official forum where Ministers of Agriculture and other high officials from all Member States in the region meet to debate challenges related to food and agriculture, thus promoting regional coherence.

Attendance is by Ministers of Agriculture or other high-level representatives of the Member Countries in FAO’s Asia and Pacific region. Relevant nongovernmental and intergovernmental organizations may be invited to attend as Observers.

The Regional Conference is held once every two years, in years when the global FAO Conference does not meet in regular session.

The 35th session of the Regional Conference for Asia and the Pacific, scheduled for Febrary 2020, has been postponed.  As soon as the new arrangements are confirmed, details and updated information will be available here