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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 its first headquarters was located in Washington, D.C. 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 70 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 world, one health agenda; trade; gender; climate change; and resilience building.

Events this month

  • 9 October - UN Staff World Food Day Volunteer Event with the Capital Area Food Bank - 4900 Puerto Rico Avenue Northeast, Washington, DC (Register)
  • 10 October - Discussion on Key Findings of FAO's 2018 State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World Report - IFPRI 1201 Eye St. NW  (Register)
  • 10 October - Our Actions Are Our Future: Celebrate World Food Day - Longworth House Office Building, Room 1300, 15 Independence Ave SE Washington, DC (Register)
  • 15 October - World Food Day Reception
  • 17 October - World Food Prize- Climate Variability and Conflict: Actions Need to Ensure Food Security- Des Moines Marriott Downtown (Register
  • 13-20 October - DC Food Recovery Week (see all events)
  • 13-20 October - 2018 Community Food Rescue Week Montgomery County (See all events)
  • 29 October - Canadian Perspectives on the State of Food Security and Nutrition Ottawa, Ontario 
  • 30 October - Agriculture, Climate Change & Migration Challenges and Opportunities for Women and Youth Ottawa, Ontario