FAO in North America

FAO in North America

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) has deep roots in North America. The Organization was conceived of during a meeting in Hot Springs, Virginia in 1943, and was established as a specialized UN Agency in Quebec, Canada on 16 October 1945. FAO shares with Canada and the United States a common vision of how to achieve a world without hunger and poverty. Both countries have been working closely with FAO since its inception more than 75 years ago.

FAO’s Liaison Office for North America works to support FAO policies and programs to end hunger and malnutrition worldwide through strategic partnerships in Canada and the United States. The Liaison Office provides a neutral platform for knowledge sharing on key areas including food security and nutrition; food loss and waste; the One Health agenda; trade; gender; climate change; and resilience.

Read more how the United States of America and FAO are collaborating closely to enhance food security, protect global stability and promote trade.

Read more how Canada and FAO are working together to build resilience and support women’s empowerment for food and nutrition security.

Webinars

  • 1st Action Against Stunting Day (Sept. 8)
  • 28th annual CEC Council Session and JPAC Public Forum (Sept. 9-10)
  • Planet Forward: How can we end global hunger sustainably? (Sept. 10)
  • Federal Food Loss and Waste Roundtable, “Exploring Food Waste Solutions: Success Stories from the U.S. and Beyond” (Sept. 15)
  • UN Food Systems Summit (Sept. 23)
  • Mainstreaming Biodiversity-Sensitive Agriculture for Sustainable Food Systems (Sept. 30)  
  • Connecting Natural Climate Solutions with Integrated Landscape Management: Ways forward for integrated approaches? (Oct. 5)