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Regional Conference for Latin America and the Caribbean - LARC (RLC-710)

Previous Sessions and documents LARC - 36th Session - 2020
LARC - 35th Session - March 2018 (Montego Bay, Jamaica)
LARC - 34th Session - February-March 2016 (Mexico City, Mexico)
LARC - 33rd Session - May 2014 (Santiago, Chile)
LARC - 32nd Session - March 2012 (Buenos Aires, Argentina)
LARC - 31st Session - April 2010 (Panama City, Panama)
LARC - 30th Session - April 2008 (Brasilia, Brazil)
LARC - 29th Session - April 2006 (Caracas, Venezuela)
LARC - 28th Session - April 2004 (Guatemala City, Guatemala)
LARC - 27th Session - April 2002 (Havana, Cuba)
LARC - 26th Session - April 2000 (Merida, Mexico)
LARC - Reports
Legal Framework
Article of Constitution

Article VI.5

Rules of Procedure

Adopted at the Thirty-sixth Session of the Conference (2009).
See Basic Texts, Vol. I, GRO XXXV - Regional Conferences

Category Cat.1

The functions of the Regional Conferences shall be:

  • To provide a forum for consultation on all matters pertaining to the mandate of the Organization within the region, including any special issues of interest to the Members in the concerned region;
  • To provide a forum for the formulation of regional positions on global policy and regulatory issues within the mandate of the Organization or having implications in respect of the mandate and activities of the Organization, including with a view to promoting regional coherence on global policy and regulatory matters;
  • To advise on and identify the special problems of their respective regions and priority areas of work which should be taken into account in the preparation of the planning, programme and budgetary documents of the Organization and suggest adjustments to these documents;
  • To review and advise on the plans, programmes or projects carried out by the Organization which impact upon the region;
  • To review and advise on the performance of the Organization in the region in contributing to the achievement of results against relevant performance indicators, including any pertinent evaluations.

The Regional Conferences shall report to the Council, through the Programme and Finance Committee, in the areas of their respective mandates, on programme and budget matters and to the Conference on policy and regulatory matters. The reports of the Regional Conferences shall be presented by the Chairperson.

Secretary Ms Eve CROWLEY
Chairperson of last Session Hon. Edward Francisco Centeno Gadea Minister for Agriculture and Livestock, Republic of Nicaragua
Number of Members 33
List of Members
  • Antigua and Barbuda
  • Argentina
  • Bahamas
  • Barbados
  • Belize
  • Bolivia (Plurinational State of)
  • Brazil
  • Chile
  • Colombia
  • Costa Rica
  • Cuba
  • Dominica
  • Dominican Republic
  • Ecuador
  • El Salvador
  • Grenada
  • Guatemala
  • Guyana
  • Haiti
  • Honduras
  • Jamaica
  • Mexico
  • Nicaragua
  • Panama
  • Paraguay
  • Peru
  • Saint Kitts and Nevis
  • Saint Lucia
  • Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
  • Suriname
  • Trinidad and Tobago
  • Uruguay
  • Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of)

Canada, France, Netherlands, United Kingdom, United States of America and Holy See

Languages English, French and Spanish
Document symbol LARC
Frequency of Sessions Normally one session per biennium in non-Conference years.

Regional Office for Latin America and the Caribbean (FAO-RLC)

Contact information/email

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Regional Conference for Latin America and the Caribbean

First Session Quito, Ecuador, September 1949