Regional Conference for the Near East, 24 - 28 February 2014
20 February, 2014
FAO Regional Conferences are an official forum where ministers of agriculture and high officials of Member States from the same geographic region meet to elaborate, beyond the borders of the individual countries, on challenges and priority matters related to food and agriculture, with a view of promoting regional coherence on global policies and political issues.
Being the highest governing body of the Organization at regional level, Regional conferences are essential for ensuring the effectiveness of the FAO regional work in the service of Member States but also in the definition of its priority areas of work for the following biennium. The Thirty-second FAO Regional Conference (NERC-32) for the Near East will be held in the Red Room at FAO Headquarters in Rome, Italy, from 24 to 28 February 2014. The Conference will start with a three-day meeting for Senior Officers from 24 to 26 February, followed by a Ministerial Meeting on 27 and 28 February.