Communication has a vital role to provide added impetus to FAO’s Strategic Objectives and engender support for the Organization's initiatives through flexible, strategic and targeted communication work. Efforts are coordinated by the Office of Communications (OCC), but carried out by communication personnel in FAO offices worldwide, including liaison offices and headquarters departments.

This section aims to provide general guidelines to help all FAO employees to communicate effectively in their field of competence and to put across the messages that can help the Organization achieve its priorities. It is divided by sections regarding the approach to web publishing (under revision) and social media.