FOOD AND AGRICULTURE ORGANIZATION

 
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Committee Introduction

The Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) of the United Nations was founded on October 16th, 1945 at Quebec City, Canada as a result of the United Nations Conference on Food and Agriculture in 1943, during the height of WWII. Its Constitution declares general missions, including:

  • To help eliminate hunger, food insecurity and malnutrition;

  • To make agriculture, forestry and fisheries more productive and sustainable;

  • To reduce rural poverty;

  • To enable inclusive and efficient agricultural and food system;

  • To increase the resilience of livelihoods to threats and crises.

Since its inception, FAO has engaged in many activities and projects to address the ongoing food problems in the developing world. Together with WHO, it developed the Codex Alimentarius, the first global collection of codes of practice, guidelines, and other recommendation relating to food, food production and food security. In 1996, it organized the World Food Summit that led to adoption of the Rome Declaration, which committed to halving the number of people who suffer from hunger by 2015.

Topic 1: Promoting Safe and Sustainable Pest Control Mechanism

Topic 2: Addressing the Issue of Man-made Famines

Committee Chairs

Minh Son To

Thanh Phuong Dang

Thu Huong Nguyen