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Establishment of the Open Ended Working Group on General Rules of Procedure of the G77 and China.

As a collective reflection of the outcome of the recent years on different election occasions and due to the enlargements in the bureau of different FAO Technical Committees, the G77 and China Chairmanship of 2011 has proposed to establish a set of basic general rules of procedures that would govern elections, candidatures to different positions, and the implementation of rotation among Regional Groups, without prejudice to the sovereignty of the Member States and their right to take appropriate decisions. Since the [...]

The G77 and China endorsement of GRULAC candidacy to chair the Committee on Agriculture for the 2012-2014 term.

During the G77 Plenary of 4 May 2012, the Group of Countries of Latin America and the Caribbean requested the G77 to endorse a candidature from the GRULAC to Chair the Committee on Agriculture for the 2012-2014 biennium, to be elected during the 23rd COAG session in May 2012. The Chairperson of G77 and China, H.E. Gladys Urbaneja Durán, has sent an endorsment letter dated on 15th May 2012 to the Chairperson of COAG, Mr. Shobhan Pattanayak, and to the secretaries of the committee, Dr. [...]

Handover Ceremony of the Chairmanship of G77 and China, from Morocco to Venezuela (FAO Headquarters, 11 January 2012)

 A great number of G77 + China Members participated in the traditional handover ceremony held on 11 January 2012, expressing their support for the incoming Chair, H.E. Gladys Urbaneja Durán, Ambassador of the Republic of Venezuela to FAO, and praising the outgoing Chairperson, H.E. Hassan Abouyoub, Ambassador of the Kingdom of Morocco to FAO. Statement given by H.E. Gladys Urbaneja Durán, Ambassador of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela to FAO, on the ocassion of taking over the G77 + Chairmanship for [...]

Meeting of G20 Agriculture Ministers

Ministerial Declaration Action Plan on Food Price Volatility and Agriculture Meeting of G20 Agriculture Ministers. Paris, 22 and 23 June 2011       Please click on the preferred language below to download the declaration.   English French

37th session of the FAO Conference

The thirty-seventh session of the FAO Conference will be held from the 25 June to 2 July 2011 at the FAO Headquarters, Rome. For the Provisional Annotated Agenda, click here. For the Provisional Timetable, click here.  

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