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List of Non & Under-Represented Countries

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Calculation of geographic representation within FAO is based on three criteria:

  • Membership to FAO;
  • Member country population;
  • Member country contribution to the FAO annual budget.

FAO encourages applications from qualified nationals of non- and under- represented member countries as well as qualified women.

Non-represented Countries: member countries with no nationals currently working for FAO on a professional post under the Regular Programme budget. 

The following countries were non-represented in the FAO Regular Programme as at 3 June 2016:

Antigua and Barbuda, Bahamas, Bahrain, Barbados, Belarus, Belize, Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Central African Republic, Cook Islands, Democratic P.R. of Korea, Eritrea, Estonia, Federated States of Micronesia, Grenada, Kiribati, Kuwait, Lao People's Democratic Republic, Latvia, Lesotho, Libya, Marshall Islands, Mauritius, Monaco, Myanmar, Nauru, Niue, Palau, Qatar, Samoa, Sao Tome and Principe, Saudi Arabia, Solomon Islands, South Sudan, Suriname, Swaziland, Timor Leste, Tuvalu, United Arab Emirates.

Under-represented Countries: member countries with less than the established minimum number of nationals currently working for FAO under the Regular Programme budget.

The following countries were under-represented on the FAO Regular Programme as at 3 June2016:

Australia, China, Cuba, Indonesia, Iran, Israel, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, Norway, Oman, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Republic of Korea, Russian Federation, Singapore, Sweden, Thailand, Turkey, United States, Venezuela.