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.

Upcoming events

World Food Day: Grow, Nourish, Sustain. Together. Our actions are our future.
Organized by FAO with participation of Vice-President of the European Parliament Heidi Hautala, FAO Director-General QU Dongyu and European Commissioner for Agriculture Janusz Wojchiechowksi
16 October
(Watch the recording)

World Food Day European Youth Event: Food of tomorrow
Organized by FAO and the European Parliament
16 October
(Read more)

World Food Day: Transforming Food Systems through Research and Innovation
Organized by the European Commission, Food2030, the German Presidency of the Council of the EU and FAO
16 October 
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Farm to Fork 2020 conference - Building sustainable food systems together
Organized by the European Commission
15-16 October
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EU Green Week
Organized by the European Commission with FAO participation
19-22 October
(Read more)

The Horn of Africa and Sahel Virtual Knowledge Share Fair: Promoting innovation to build resilience against climate shocks
Organized by FAO, IGAD and CILSS with the support of the European Union
19-23 October
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Ministerial Roundtable on the Central Sahel
Organized by the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UNOCHA)
20 October
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Making Farm to Fork Strategies Work
Organized by the European Week of Regions and Cities
21 October
(Read more)

Tackling the risks of wildlife-borne disease pandemics - policy and investment priorities
Organized by The Sustainable Wildlife Management Programme, FAO, WCS, CIFOR and CIRAD
28 October
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32nd FAO Regional Conference for Europe
2-4 November
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