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

Resetting the food system from farm to fork
Organized by Foodtank and the Barilla Center for Food and Nutrition
1 December
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The Future of Food Conference 2020
Organized by EIT Food with FAO participation
1-2 December
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FAO Director-General QU Dongyu exchange with the European Parliament DEVE Committee
Organized by the European Parliament
2 December
(Follow the livestream)

Transforming agrifood systems and fostering inclusive rural development in the context of COVID-19 to end rural poverty
Organized by FAO, DESA, IFAD and WFP in collaboration with the People’s Republic of China and the European Union
2 December
(Register here)

Forecasting fish distribution and abundance in the Atlantic Ocean: The challenge of balancing exploitation and sustainability
Organized by the European Parliament Intergroup on CCBSD with FAO participation
3 December
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Technical Workshop on Free, Prior and Informed Consent (FPIC)
Organized by FAO and the European Union
4 December

World Soil Day
5 December
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The role of responsible investments in agriculture for the transition towards more sustainable food systems
Organized by FAO under the auspices of the European Parliamentary Alliance against Hunger and Malnutrition
7 December
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FAO-WFP-IFAD Presentation to the ACP Working Party of the Council of the European Union
Organized by the Council of the EU
8 December

FAO-UNIDO capacity development workshop
Organized by FAO and UNIDO
8-10 December

FAO Brussels Dialogue on Small Island Developing States (SIDs)
Organized by FAO
10 December
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A 'Forest-First Approach': supporting the effective implementation of deforestation-free supply chains in producer countries
Organized by WCS with FAO participation
11 December
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Agricultural Outlook Conference
Organized by DG AGRI with FAO participation
16-17 December
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