Regional Conference for the Near East, 24 - 28 February 2014

Regional Conference for the Near East

NERC-32: For a resilient and food secure region

Rome, 24 - 28 February 2014

FAO Regional Conferences are an official forum where ministers of agriculture and high officials of Member States from the same geographic region meet to elaborate, beyond the borders of the individual countries, on challenges and priority matters related to food and agriculture, with a view of promoting regional coherence on global policies and political issues.

Being the highest governing body of the Organization at regional level, Regional conferences are essential for ensuring the effectiveness of the FAO regional work in the service of Member States but also in the definition of its priority areas of work for the following biennium.

The Thirty-second FAO Regional Conference (NERC-32) for the Near East will be held in the Red Room at FAO Headquarters in Rome, Italy, from 24 to 28 February 2014. The Conference will start with a three-day meeting for Senior Officers from 24 to 26 February, followed by a Ministerial Meeting on 27 and 28 February.

Provisional Agenda [PDF]

Twitter hashtag: #nerc32

Media accreditation

Accreditation will be possible at the main FAO entrance kiosk (above Circo Massimo metro exit) starting from 09:00 CEST. A valid press card or a letter of assignment on company stationery plus valid picture ID are required.

More information:

FAO media office, (+39) 06 570 53625, [email protected]

Please note that the Inaugural Ceremony of the Ministerial Meeting is open to the media.