Intergovernmental Group on Hard Fibres (IGG on Hard Fibres)

Groupe intergouvernemental sur les fibres dures
Grupo Intergubernamenal sobre Fibras Duras

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History

Established 1966, by the Committee on Commodity Problems of Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO); first session Sep 1966; 26th session 1992. Rules of procedure adopted at first session. An Intergovernmental Group (IGG) with Technical Secretariat the responsibility of FAO. Acts as International Commodity Body in relation to the Common Fund for Commodities.

Aims

Provide a forum for consultation on and studies of economic aspects of production, local processing, marketing, trade and consumption of abaca, sisal, henequen, more recently coir, and other hard fibres, individually and as a group; study marketing practices and their improvement; consider causes of disequilibrium between production and consumption, including competition with synthetics and the development of new uses; consider, implement and monitor measures to deal with special difficulties which may exist or may be expected to arise.

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Activities

Guidance/assistance/consulting.

Structure

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Languages

English, French, Spanish.

Staff

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Relations with Non-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 1 non-governmental organizations.
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Members

Members in 56 countries
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Subjects *

  • Plant Life
    • Plants Yielding Fibres
  • Amenities
    • Consumption
  • Commerce
    • Trade
    • Market
    • Conditions of Trade
  • Industry
    • Production
    • Manufacturing Processes
    • Textiles, Cordage
    • Plastics
  • Government
    • Intergovernmental
  • Agriculture, Fisheries
    • FAO Bodies
  • Economics
    • Economic

UN Sustainable Development Goals **

GOAL 1: No PovertyGOAL 2: Zero HungerGOAL 8: Decent Work and Economic GrowthGOAL 9: Industry, Innovation and InfrastructureGOAL 10: Reduced InequalityGOAL 12: Responsible Consumption and ProductionGOAL 16: Peace and Justice Strong Institutions

UIA Org ID

E3073

Last News Received

2017
* Subject classification is derived from the organization names and aims.
** UN SDGs are linked to the subject classification.

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