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

75th session of the United Nations General Assembly 
Organized by the United Nations 
15 – 30 September 

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(FAO at the UNGA)

European Research and Innovation Days 
Organized by the European Commission 
22-24 September 

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Launch of the State of Agricultural Commodity Markets (SOCO) 2020 publication

Organized by FAO
23 September

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Agriculture & Food Summit 2020 
Organized by Politico 
24-25 September 

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Committee on Agriculture 
Organized by FAO 
28 September – 2 October 

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FAO Brussels Dialogue on "Our Dream for a better planet without food loss and waste: it is possible"
Organized by FAO
29 September

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The Future of our Oceans - Towards a New Vision for Global Fisheries and Aquaculture
Organized by the EP Intergroup on CCBSD and FAO
7 October
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World Food Day: "Transforming Food Systems through Research & Innovation"
Organized by FOOD2030, FAO and the German EU Presidency
16 October
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EU Green Week 
Organized by the European Commission 
19-22 October 

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UN Food Systems Summit
Organized by the United Nations
Date TBC, 2021

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