The Regional Office for European and Central Asia (REU) together with the Subregional Office for Central and Eastern Europe (SEU) and the Subregional Office for Central Asia (SEC) organized successful informal consultation meetings in March 2010 in Budapest, in October 2010 in Almaty for Central Asia and in March 2011 in Budapest. The meetings increased the dialogue with the member countries on priority issues for the region as well as programme and budget matters. At the 27th European Regional Conference (ERC) the member countries welcomed this approach. The report from the ERC highlighted that results from informal consultation should be considered in the documents prepared by the secretariat for the ERC.
The Regional Office for Europe and Central Asia together with the Subregional Offices in the region organized an
Informal Consultation Meeting for the preparation of the ERC/ECA 2012
26-27 January 2012
Hеофициальноe консультативноe совещаниe по подготовке ERC/ECA 2012 г.
26-27 января 2012 г.
The main objective of the meeting was to prepare for the 28th Session of the European Regional Conference and the 38th Session of the European Commission on Agriculture, held in Baku, Azerbaijan in April 2012.
During this informal consultation meeting, aspects of the FAO Programme of Work and Budget 2012 – 2013, priorities for the 2014 - 2015 biennium and issues of decentralization were discussed with representatives from the member countries. The secretariat provided its views related to these items.