FAO Liaison Office in New York

Our office

The Food and Agriculture Organization Liaison Office with the United Nations in New York (FAOLON) was established on 16 March 1956. It replaced the Sub-Office of the North American Regional Office.

Located in the heart of the United Nations (UN), our office

  • represents FAO at intergovernmental meetings, notably the UN General Assembly (UNGA),and the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC);
  • represents FAO in UN committees, functional commissions and subsidiary bodies, notably the United Nations Development Group (UNDG);
  • maintains working relations with all UN organizations and entities in New York and Geneva, as well as their secretariats;
  • maintains liaisons with intergovernmental, non-governmental and private institutions, including foundations;
  • handles local public information requests;
  • provides briefing services to visiting officers.


Our work covers key issues pertaining to international trade, humanitarian affairs and sustainable development.