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FAO/WHO Coordinating Committee for Near East
18/09/2023 - 22/09/2023 | Rome, FAO Headquarters, Italy


The 11th Session of the FAO/WHO Coordinating Committee for Near East is scheduled to take place at FAO Headquarters, Rome, Italy, from 18 September to 22 September 2023. Remote participation (via Zoom) will also be possible for listening and verbal interventions.

The Session will start on Monday 18 September at 09:30 am CEST.
Discussion sessions will take place on Monday 18, Tuesday 19 and Wednesday 20 September 2023.
The adoption of the report will take place on Friday 22 September 2023 starting at 10:00 am CEST.
CCNE11 will be conducted in Arabic, English and French.

Practical information for delegates planning to attend CCNE11 at FAO Headquarters, Rome, Italy is available here.

Remote participation (via Zoom) will also be possible for listening and verbal interventions. To receive a link for remote participation please select “Virtual” under “Participation to the meeting” (See Online pre-registration).

All participants should provide their information through the Codex Online Registration System (ORS), latest by 31 August 2023.
Please select in the registration form the modality of participation (physical or virtual).
Login and password for the online registration have been provided to all Codex Contact Points and Contact Points of Observer Organizations. If the login and password have not been received, please contact [email protected].

A webinar to prepare the delegates for their active participation in the session and to support first-time delegates to CCNE, will be held virtually on Tuesday 12 September 2023 from 14:00 to 15:00 CEST. The Chairperson will introduce items on the agenda and explain how the meeting will be managed to ensure a successful outcome. To register please click the link on the pre-CCNE11 webinar programme.

On Thursday 21 September 2023 there will be three side events:

10.30 – 12.00 CEST Monitoring of chemicals in foods – National case study and application of GEMS food
(PPT presentation - chemicals)

13.30 – 15.00 CEST Cell-based food: its safety and regulatory aspects within the regional contexts
(PPT presentation – cell based) (PPT presentation – national regulations) (PPT presentation – JDOM)

15.30 – 17.00 CEST Codex Trust Fund (CTF) – Opportunities for the region
(PPT presentation - CTF)

Remote participation (via Zoom) will also be possible for listening and verbal interventions. Link is available in the Side Events programme in the column aside.

Documents for consideration by CCNE11 will be published on this page as soon as they become available. All documents will be available in Arabic, English and French. Please note that no printed copies of working documents will be made available for the plenary session.

Codex photogallery is available at the link here below.
FAO gallery is available here: FAO Photogallery.




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1Provisional Agenda28/07/2023
CX/NE 23/11/1
8.1Discussion paper on the development of a standard for halal products07/08/2023
CX/NE 19/10/15
8.2Discussions at CCNE11 on the Discussion paper on the development of a standard for halal products07/08/2023
4Proposed Draft Standard on Maamoul01/08/2023
CX/NE 23/11/4
9Nomination of the Regional Coordinator08/08/2023
CX/NE 23/11/8
2Keynote address: “Transformation of Food Systems for Sustainable Food for Better Health” 07/08/2023
CX/NE 23/11/2
6Codex work relevant to the region 10/08/2023
CX/NE 23/11/6
5Food safety and quality in the region including current and emerging issues - country updates01/08/2023
CX/NE 23/11/5
3.1Alignment of the Food Additive provisions of Regional Standards and relevant provisions of the GSFA 07/09/2023
CX/NE 23/11/3 Add.1
7Implementation of the Codex Strategic Plan 2020-2025 06/09/2023
CX/NE 23/11/7
103Comments of Egypt on items 2, 3.1, 4 and 614/09/2023
CRD03 Rev.1
104Discussion document on the development of Guidelines for General Requirements for Halal Food15/09/2023
3Matters arising from the Codex Alimentarius Commission and Codex subsidiary bodies 10/08/2023
CX/NE 23/11/3 Rev.2
0Report of CCNE1125/10/2023
4.1Comments on proposed draft Standard on Maamoul 07/09/2023
CX/NE 23/11/4 Add.1
105Proposal for the Development of a Regional Standard for Pasteurized Camel Milk16/09/2023
106Proposed Updates to the regional proposed draft standard on maamoul based on comments received 17/09/2023
107Comments of Morocco, Egypt, Jordan, Algeria, Tunisia, United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Sudan, Iraq, Oman, State of Libya, Yemen, Palestine and AIDSMO15/09/2023
108All files zip collection