G77 & China - Rome Chapter
Chairman of the Group of 77 and China, Rome Chapter, H.E. Dr. Papa Abdoulaye SECK, Ambassador, Permanent Representative of Senegal to FAO

Doctor Papa Abdoulaye SECK is a world-class Specialist in Agricultural Policies and Strategies.

Dr. SECK has hold the position of Minister of Agriculture and Rural Equipment of Senegal, Director General of AfricaRice which is one of the fifteen (15) International Centers for Agricultural Research in the World (CGIAR), Director General of the Senegalese Institute of Agricultural Research (ISRA) and Ambassador of Senegal in Italy and Permanent Representative of Senegal to FAO-WFP-IFAD (Current position).

Dr. SECK is a Member of five Academies:
- World Academy of Sciences (TWAS);
- French Academy of Agriculture (AAF);
- African Academy of Sciences (AAS);
- Academy of Sciences of Senegal (ANSTS);
- National Academy of Sciences, Arts and Letters of Benin (ANSALB). 

Dr. Papa Abdoulaye Seck received the Diploma of Merit from the African Union for the recognition of his highly scientific publications on food systems. Dr. Seck is Commander of the Order of Agricultural Merit of France, Knight of the French Legion of Honor, Knight of the National Order of the Lion of Senegal, Officer of the National Order of Merit of Senegal, Co-winner of the Commemorative Medal for 70 years of FAO, Co-winner of the T. W. Schultz Prize, Medal of Honor from the West and Central African Council for Research and Development (CORAF/WECARD), Holder of a Certificate of Recognition from the African Forum for Agricultural Research (FARA), Winner of a United Nations Prize as Director General of AfricaRice.

G77 & China Handover Ceremony on 16 March 2023

Rome, Italy, 16/03/2023
On 16 March 2023, G77 & China - Rome Chapter conducted Chairpersonship Handover Ceremony from the outgoing Chair, Mr. Yousef Juhail, Permanent Representative of Kuwait to the incoming Chair, H.E. Dr. Papa Abdoulaye SECK, Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Senegal. The [...]

G77 & China Plenary Meeting on 29 November 2022

Rome, Italy, 29/11/2022
The G77 & China Plenary Meeting was held on 29 November 2022, at FAO Green Room, in a hybrid mode. Dr. QU Dongyu, FAO Director-General joined the session and reported the recent progress of FAO’s work to members, as well as his [...]

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 [...]