G77 & China - Rome Chapter
Chairman of the Group of 77 and China, Rome Chapter, Mr. Yousef Juhail, Permanent Representative of the State of Kuwait to FAO and WFP

Mr. Yousef Juhail a Kuwait national has pursued a governmental and international career. He has been accredited as Permanent Representative of the State of Kuwait to FAO and WFP in June 2013.

Starting from March 2022, he is serving as the Chairperson of the G77 + China, Rome Chapter. Prior to this mandate, Mr. Juhail served as the Chairperson of the Near East Regional Group from January 2019. From June 2017 to December 2018, he served as the President of the World Food Programme Executive Board. He has also represented the Near East Group in the Bureau of the Committee on Fisheries at FAO in its 32nd Session in 2016 and represented the State of Kuwait in various Regional conferences and high-level events. From September 2013 to January 2015 he has chaired the Near East Group at FAO.

Mr. Juhail holds a Master’s Degree from the California Polytechnic State University with specialization in General Agriculture, in addition to a Bachelor’s Degree in Crop Science from the same university with specialization in Vegetable Production.

He has been Manager of Agricultural Extension and Landscaping Offices at the Ministry of Agricultural Affairs and Fish Resources of  Kuwait (PAAF) and owes a large  experience in various departments in the Public Authority for Agriculture Affairs and Fish Resources (PAAF) related to farming, food production, and food security.

G77 & China Plenary Meeting on 29 September 2022

Rome, Italy, 29/09/2022
The G77 & China Plenary Meeting was held on 29 September 2022, at FAO Plenary Hall, in a hybrid mode, with more than 60 countries participating in person. 

Handover ceremony Chairmanship G77 March 2022

Rome, Italy, 14/03/2022
14 March, 2022. Rome, Italy - Handover ceremony of the Chairmanship of the Group of 77 and China, Rome Chapter between Mr. Yousef Juhail, Permanent Representative of the State of Kuwait to FAO and WFP (incoming Chairperson) , and H.E. [...]

G77 & China - Rome Chapter Plenary Meeting on 29 January 2021

Rome, Italy, 29/01/2021
On 29 January 2021, G77 & China - Rome Chapter held its first plenary meeting of the year 2021. Ambassador Esti Andayani, as the Chair of the Rome Chapter, led the meeting to discuss efforts to strengthen the Rome Chapter's [...]

G77 & China - Rome Chapter Bureau Meeting on 14 January 2021

Rome, Italy, 14/01/2021
On 14 January 2021, Ambassador Esti Andayani chaired its first bureau meeting of G77 & China - Rome CHapter in 2021. The meeting focused on the recruitment process for the Secretariat of Rome Chapter. The process will be finalized soon [...]

Ambassador Andayani attended the 50th G77 & China Chapters Meeting on behalf of Rome Chapter

Rome, Italy, 11/12/2020
On 11 December 2020, the Chair of the G77 & China - Rome Chapter, Ambassador Esti Andayani participated in the 50th G77 & China Chapters Meeting. The meeting focused on how to improve the methods of work and modalities of [...]