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To achieve the FAO vision and Strategic Objectives, as endorsed by its Member States, the Organization works on many priority policy issues. Short summaries of each major policy theme are given below. Each page presents key FAO policy messages and provides links to further sources of information, resources and partner initiatives.

Policy Themes

Regional Initiatives

Since 2013, FAO has been implementing 15 Regional Initiatives in Africa, Asia and the Pacific, Europe and Central Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean, and the Near East and North Africa. The Regional Initiatives focus on the priorities identified by Member States during the FAO Regional Conferences, and they are one of the major delivery mechanisms of FAO’s Strategic Framework. Through these mechanisms, FAO is increasing the impact of its policy work, programmes and activities at country and regional level. See Regional Initiatives.

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