Participants in the symposium will be representatives of governments, United Nations bodies and specialized agencies, intergovernmental organizations and non-state actors. This last group includes the representatives of civil society organizations; private sector entities (including philanthropic foundations); academia and research institutions; and cooperatives and producer organizations. 

Representatives of governments, UN bodies/specialized agencies and intergovernmental organizations

  • Invitations will be sent by FAO’s Conference, Council and Protocol Affairs Division. 
  • Invitations to governments are expected to be sent towards the end of November.

Representatives of non-state actors (NSAs):

  • Can express their interest in attending the symposium through an online registration form available on the website of FAO’s Office for Partnerships, Advocacy and Capacity Development. 
  • Registration is open from 26 October to the deadline, 31 December 2015. 
  • The registration form, as well as criteria for participation of NSAs, is available at

NOTE: It is expected that there will be up to 400 participants in the symposium. FAO is unable to fund participants.