Joint FAO/WHO/OAU Regional Food and Nutrition Commission for Africa (FAO/WHO/FNAf)

Commission régionale conjointe FAO/OMS/OUA pour l'alimentation et la nutrition en Afrique

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1963, by resolution 4/39 of 39th Council Session of B-XB0971 - FAO, on agreement of FAO, B-XB3548 - WHO and the then H-XH3797 - Commission for Technical Cooperation in Africa South of the Sahara (CTCA), as Joint FAO/WHO/CCTA Commission. On CCTA ceasing activity, 1964-1965, the functions it performed in the Joint Commission were gradually absorbed by H-XD3027 - Organization of African Unity (OAU). New Statutes reflecting this change in sponsorship were accepted by resolution 1/59 of FAO Council, 1972. First Session: Sep 1974. Ceased to exist.


Provide liaison at the regional level in matters pertaining to food and nutrition, particularly as regards the collection, analysis and dissemination of information; review food and nutrition problems in Africa.


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Commission has not met since 1985 but Technical Group on Nutrition, composed of officers from WHO, UNICEF and FAO, still meets regularly.


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GOAL 1: No PovertyGOAL 2: Zero HungerGOAL 3: Good Health and Well-beingGOAL 8: Decent Work and Economic GrowthGOAL 9: Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure



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