G77 & China - Rome Chapter

Dr Qu Dongyu of China elected Director-General of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

Rome Italy 24/06/2019

Dr Qu Dongyu, with the full endorsement by G77 & China, under the Chairmanship of the Republic of South Sudan, had received a total of 108 votes out of 191 votes casted, constituting a majority in the first round, in the election on 23rd June 2019 during the 41st session of the FAO Conference (22-29 June 2019), the highest governing body of the Organization.

Dr Qu Dongyu will be FAO's ninth Director-General since the Organization was founded on October 16, 1945. The term of the new Director-General, who will succeed Brazil’s José Graziano da Silva, will start on 1 August 2019 and run to 31 July 2023.

G77 & China sincerely congratulate and welcome the Director-General Elect, Dr Qu Dongyu!