Italian Contribution to FAO Associated Professional Officers Programme (APO)

The uniqueness of the cooperation between FAO and Italy lies in the fact that the Italian contribution is not merely financial, but also involves collaboration based on technical support and availability of human resources, as in the case of the Associated Professional Officers Programme for young professionals. The APO Programme offers young graduates the opportunity to acquire experience in international development cooperation and in the United Nations system, through sponsorship by their respective governments.

Since 1994, Italy has sponsored the training of 45 young experts and currently finances six APO posts.

To find more information about the APO Programme, please visit the concerned page at the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Daniele Volpe, Liaison Officer FAO/OCE

Daniele Volpe, former APO, is currently Liaison Officer at FAO/Office of Corporate Communications and External Relations (OCE)

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