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Regional Conference for the Near East - NERC (RNE-711)

Previous Sessions and documents NERC - 32nd Session - February 2014 (Rome, Italy)
NERC - 31st Session - May 2012 (Rome, Italy)
NERC - 30th Session - December 2010 (Khartoum, Sudan)
NERC - 29th Session - March 2008 (Cairo, Egypt)
NERC - 28th Session - March 2006 (Sana’a, Yemen)
NERC - 27th Session - March 2004 (Doha, Qatar)
NERC - 26th Session - March 2002 (Tehran, Islamic Republic of Iran)
NERC - 25th Session - March 2000 (Beirut, Lebanon)
NERC - 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
Purpose

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 Fatima Hachem
Chairperson of last Session Mr Izzeddin Abdullah H. Aldola, Minister for Agriculture of Iraq
Number of Members 30
List of Members
  • Afghanistan
  • Algeria
  • Azerbaijan
  • Bahrain
  • Cyprus
  • Djibouti
  • Egypt
  • Iran (Islamic Republic of)
  • Iraq
  • Jordan
  • Kuwait
  • Kyrgyzstan
  • Lebanon
  • Libya
  • Malta
  • Mauritania
  • Morocco
  • Oman
  • Pakistan
  • Qatar
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Somalia
  • Sudan
  • Syrian Arab Republic
  • Tajikistan
  • Tunisia
  • Turkey
  • Turkmenistan
  • United Arab Emirates
  • Yemen
Observers

Canada, Ethiopia, France, Netherlands, United Kingdom and United States of America.

Holy See and Palestine.

Remarks

1/ Azerbaijan, Cyprus, Kyrgyzstan, Malta, Tajikistan, Turkey and Turkmenistan participate as Members both in the Regional Conference for the Near East and in the Regional Conference for Europe;

2/ Algeria, Djibouti, Egypt, Libya, Mauritania, Morocco, Somalia, Sudan and Tunisia participate as Members both in the Regional Conference for the Near East and in the Regional Conference for Africa;

3/ Afghanistan, the Islamic Republic of Iran and Pakistan participate as Members both in the Regional Conference for the Near East and in the Regional Conference for Asia and the Pacific.

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

Regional Office for the Near East and North Africa (FAO-RNE)
Office of Support to Decentralization (OSD)

Contact information/email

FAO-RNE@fao.org

Web site

Regional Conference for the Near East

First Session Cairo, Egypt, February 1948