United Nations World Food Council (WFC)

Conseil mondial de l'alimentation des Nations Unies (CMA)
Consejo Mundial de la Alimentación de las Naciones Unidas (CMA)

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Founded

1974-12-17

History

17 Dec 1974, by United Nations General Assembly resolution 3348 (XXIX), on the recommendation of World Food Conference, Nov 1974, Rome (Italy). An organ of A-XA3375 - United Nations (UN) in the framework of F-XF1000 - United Nations System, linked to the General Assembly and to E-XE3377 - ECOSOC. Also referred to as World Food Council -- Conseil mondial de l'alimentation -- Consejo Mundial de la Alimentación. Abolished 1996, following an intergovernmental review, by decision of General Assembly resolution 50/227.

Aims

Act as a policy-making and coordinating body on policies concerning production, nutrition, food security, trade in food and food aid; monitor the world food situation and identify problems; mobilize support and strive to ensure the coherence of overall efforts of governments and agencies to solve world food problems. WFC reports to the General Assembly through ECOSOC.

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Structure

The 36 members, elected by the United Nations General Assembly on a three-year rotating basis, after nomination by the Economic and Social Council, (with one third of the Members retiring every year), but eligible for re-election, are Ministers or other high-ranking government officials. Geographical representation: 9 from African States; 8 from Asian States; 7 from Latin American States; 4 from socialist States of Eastern Europe; 8 from Western European and other States. Ministerial Session. Secretariat, headed by Executive Director appointed by United Nations Secretary-General.

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UN Sustainable Development Goals **

GOAL 2: Zero HungerGOAL 3: Good Health and Well-beingGOAL 10: Reduced Inequality

UIA Org ID

XE3430

Last News

1995

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