Treaties under Article XIV of the FAO Constitution

CONVENTIONS, AGREEMENTS AND TREATIES DEPOSITED WITH FAO

Under the provisions of Article XIV of the FAO Constitution, the Conference may “approve and submit to Member Nations conventions or agreements concerning questions relating to food and agriculture...” and the Council may “approve and submit to Member Nations agreements concerning questions relating to food and agriculture which are of particular interest to Member Nations of geographical areas specified in such agreements...

Seventeen such "conventions or agreements" were approved under the provisions of Article XIV of the FAO Constitution. Among these, the International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture provides in its Article 15 that the Contracting Parties: (i) recognize the importance of the ex situ collections of plant genetic resources for food and agriculture held by the International Agricultural Research Centres of the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research, and other International Institutions; and (ii) call upon the International Agricultural Research Centres to sign agreements with the Governing Body of the Treaty with regard to such ex situ collections. At present, 15 agreements have been signed.

 

Year
Title
Ref.no
Status
2009
Agreement on Port State Measures to Prevent, Deter and Eliminate Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated Fishing

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37
2009
Agreement on the Central Asian and Caucasus Regional Fisheries and Aquaculture Commission
36
2001
International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture

Agreements concluded under Article 15 of the Treaty

33
2000
Agreement for the Establishment of a Commission for Controlling the Desert Locust in the Western Region
31
1999
Agreement for the Establishment of the Regional Commission for Fisheries (RECOFI)
28
1993
Agreement for the Establishment of the Indian Ocean Tuna Commission
13
1993
Agreement to Promote Compliance with International Conservation and Management Measures by Fishing Vessels on the High Seas
12
1973
Agreement for the Establishment of a Regional Animal Production and Health Commission for Asia and the Pacific
11
1965
Agreement for the Establishment of a Commission for Controlling the Desert Locust in the Central Region
9
1963
Agreement for the Establishment of an FAO Commission for Controlling the Desert Locust in South-West Asia
8
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