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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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 United Nations (UN) in the framework of United Nations System, linked to the General Assembly and to United Nations Economic and Social Council (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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Activities

Concentrates on: raising the political priority for food; promoting more integrated national food policies and programmes to achieve greater food self-reliance and reduce hunger; mobilizing assistance for developing-country food and agriculture; generating support for world food security; encouraging liberalization of international trade, particularly in agricultural products. Regional consultations.

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Financing

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Relations with Inter-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 25 inter-governmental organizations.
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Relations with Non-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 5 non-governmental organizations.
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Members

Members in 34 countries
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Subjects *

  • Amenities
    • Food
  • Health Care
    • Nutrition
  • International Relations
    • United Nations
  • Development
    • Aid

UN Sustainable Development Goals **

GOAL 1: No PovertyGOAL 2: Zero HungerGOAL 3: Good Health and Well-beingGOAL 4: Quality EducationGOAL 5: Gender EqualityGOAL 6: Clean Water and SanitationGOAL 7: Affordable and Clean EnergyGOAL 8: Decent Work and Economic GrowthGOAL 9: Industry, Innovation and InfrastructureGOAL 10: Reduced InequalityGOAL 11: Sustainable Cities and CommunitiesGOAL 12: Responsible Consumption and ProductionGOAL 13: Climate ActionGOAL 14: Life Below WaterGOAL 15: Life on LandGOAL 16: Peace and Justice Strong InstitutionsGOAL 17: Partnerships to achieve the Goal

UIA Org ID

E3430

Last News Received

27. Oct 1995
* Subject classification is derived from the organization names and aims.
** UN SDGs are linked to the subject classification.

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