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 African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States Secretariat, 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.

Events this month

Online consultation: How agricultural policies and strategies can help to end child labour in agriculture
27 April-18 May
Organized by FAO

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Webinar on new opportunities for health in European food & agricultural policies
11 May, 14:00-15:30 CET
Organized by EPHA
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Estimating the impact of COVID-19 on rural poverty
14 May, 15:30-17:00 CET
Organized by the FAO Technical Network on Poverty Analysis

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Bee Engaged
20 May, 12:00 - 13:30 CET
Organized by FAO with the support of ASAC, Apimondia and the Republic of Slovenia

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Sustaining food security and resilience in Africa in times of COVID-19
27 May, 11:00 - 12:30 CET
Organized by FAO Brussels
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Climate Smart Agriculture: Loss of Biodiversity and the Uncertainties associated with Climate Change
27 May, 14:30 - 16:00 CET
Organized by FAO, Agreenium and UN-ESCAP

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European Urban Resilience Forum
27 May
Organized by ICLEI Europe and the European Environment Agency
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