Committee on Food Aid Policies and Programmes of the UN/FAO World Food Programme

Comité des politiques et programmes d'aide alimentaire

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16 Nov 1976, as governing body of the F-XE3543 - World Food Programme (WFP), by resolution 3404 (XXX) of the General Assembly of the A-XA3375 - United Nations (UN), when the UN General Assembly and and Conference of B-XB0971 - FAO endorsed resolution XXII/76 of the World Food Conference, reconstituting the United Nations/FAO Intergovernmental Committee (IGC), which had provided guidance on policy, administration and operations of the World Food Programme. In accordance with General Assembly decision 52/449 of 18 Dec 1997 and FAO Conference resolution 11/97 of 17 Nov 1997, ceased to exist with effect from 1 Jan 1998, when replaced by WFP Executive Board.


Provide general guidance on policy, administration and operation of the World Food Programme; provide a forum for intergovernmental consultations on national and international food aid programmes and policies; review general trends in food aid requirements and availabilities; recommend improvements in food aid policies and programmes, such as programme priorities, commodity composition of food aid, etc, to governments through the World Food Council; formulate proposals for more effective coordination of multilateral, bilateral and nongovernmental food aid programmes, including emergency food aid; review implementation of World Food Council recommendations on food aid policies.


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Committee of 42, 15 elected by E-XE3377 - ECOSOC and 15 by FAO, 5 members elected each year by each body for a three-year term, 11 members from developing countries, meets in session twice a year. Sub-Committee on the Governance of the UN/FAO World Food Programme.


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GOAL 1: No PovertyGOAL 2: Zero HungerGOAL 8: Decent Work and Economic GrowthGOAL 9: Industry, Innovation and InfrastructureGOAL 10: Reduced InequalityGOAL 16: Peace and Justice Strong InstitutionsGOAL 17: Partnerships to achieve the Goal



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