FAO Liaison Office in Brussels

FAO in Brussels

On 26 November 1991, the European Union (EU) became the 161st Member of the FAO. The accession marked an institutional breakthrough, as it was the first time that the EU became a member of a UN agency, and the first time FAO welcomed a Member Organization.

The FAO Liaison Office in Brussels was officially established with the signing of a Host Country Agreement between FAO and the Kingdom of Belgium in February 1997.

The Liaison Office in Brussels maintains relations and follows the work - policy dialogue, information, exchanges, advocacy - of a broad range of actors from the European Union Institutions, the Belgian Federal and Regional Governments, the Organisation of the African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States (OACPS), FAO's Members Representations and other Brussels-based stakeholders and partners such as NGOs and other UN agencies.

The Liaison Office ensures the work, goals and priorities of the Food and Agriculture Organization are made known, resources are mobilized and partnerships are forged for their advancement.

Recent and upcoming events

EU-FAO Strategic Dialogue: Technical webinar on Farm-to-Fork under the European Green Deal 
Organized by FAO and the European Union
2 March 

World Wildlife Day  
Organized by the United Nations
3 March
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Community Engagement Days: Community Engagement for Gender Equality and Rural Women's Empowerment
Organized by the Kingdom of Belgium and FAO
11 March

Briefing on the Special Fund for Emergency and Rehabilitation (SFERA) 
Organized by FAO and the Kingdom of Belgium
18 March 

High-level event on Forests
Organized by FAO with the participation of DG INTPA Commissioner Urpilainen
19 March
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World Water Day 
Organized by FAO
22 March
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Forum for the Future of Agriculture  
Organized by the European Landowners’ Organization, Syngenta and a consortium of strategic partners and with the participation of FAO Director-General QU Dongyu
23 March
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European Research and innovation days 
Organized by the European Union
23 – 24 June
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EU Green Week 
Organized by the European Union
31 May – 13 June
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European Development Days
Organized by the European Union
15 - 16 June
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