Near East Regional Economic and Social Policy Commission

Commission régionale des politiques économiques et sociales au Proche-Orient

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History

1983, as a regional commission of FAO Regional Office for the Near East and North Africa within the framework of Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), at 83rd Session of FAO Council, following recommendation by FAO regional conferences for the Near East, Apr 1981, Rome (Italy), and Oct 1982, Nicosia (Cyprus). Assigned functions previously carried out by 3 commissions: Near East Commission on Agricultural Planning, set up 1962; Regional Food and Nutrition Commission for the Near East, set up 1971; and Near East Commission on Agricultural Statistics, set up 1963. First session Dec 1985. Abolished 1997.

Aims

Review and recommend policies regarding food and nutrition assessment and programmes and food control and consumer protection; review the food security situation in the region; review and recommend policies and strategies regarding agrarian reform, rural development and women in agriculture; review and exchange information and experience on food and agriculture policy analysis and planning; provide guidance on training programmes and facilities for improving agricultural planning; promote and develop food and agricultural information and analysis; encourage use of production incentives, improved early warning systems, and improved technologies, facilities and systems, to strengthen food security policies at national, sub-regional and regional levels.

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Activities

Recent or current activities include: intra-regional labour mobility and agricultural development; implications of changing food consumption patterns for food and agricultural production and trade strategies; organization and management of services for small farmers; formulation of agricultural price policies and setting up of contingency funds to be spent on agricultural investment activities and infrastructures to generate employment and provide opportunity for growth of agricultural investment; development and implementation of nutritional programmes; increasing national agricultural food production, promoting consumption of traditional foods and strengthening national food control infrastructures; pricing and investment policies; access of small farmers to credit; reinforcement of the role of cooperatives and integration of women farmers into mainstream development programmes.

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Languages

Arabic, English.

Members

Members in 15 countries
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Subjects *

  • Society
    • Social
    • Women
  • Amenities
    • Rural
    • Consumers
    • Food
  • Societal Problems
    • Protection
  • Health Care
    • Nutrition
  • Agriculture, Fisheries
    • Agriculture
    • FAO Bodies
  • Economics
    • Economic
  • Development
    • Development
  • Policy-making
    • Policy
  • Security
    • Security

UN Sustainable Development Goals **

GOAL 1: No PovertyGOAL 2: Zero HungerGOAL 3: Good Health and Well-beingGOAL 5: Gender EqualityGOAL 8: Decent Work and Economic GrowthGOAL 9: Industry, Innovation and InfrastructureGOAL 11: Sustainable Cities and CommunitiesGOAL 12: Responsible Consumption and ProductionGOAL 16: Peace and Justice Strong Institutions

UIA Org ID

E0220

Last News Received

20. Jan 1999
* Subject classification is derived from the organization names and aims.
** UN SDGs are linked to the subject classification.

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