Morocco was elected, Thursday in Rome, member of the Board of Directors of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) representing the African Regional Group (GRA), during the 43e session of the conference of the UN organization which is being held from July 1 to 7 in Rome.
The Kingdom was chosen by the FAO Council alongside three other countries, namely Cameroon, Lesotho and Uganda, to serve on the FAO Governing Council for a three-year term starting June 30, 2023 as of June 30, 2026.
The Kingdom’s election was strongly supported by the GRA, in recognition of its expertise in food security, as well as its solidarity initiatives and high-impact concrete actions carried out by Morocco under the far-sighted leadership of HM King Mohammed VI. in favor of brotherly countries on the African continent.
It is also a recognition of its active role in the UN organizations based in Rome and its solidarity with African countries in governance bodies to support programs and projects with high potential for African countries.
The FAO Conference is the sovereign governing body of the Organization. It is composed of representatives of all Member States and Associate Members. It lays down general policy, approves the budget of the Organization and exercises all other powers conferred on it by the Constitution.
The 43rd Session of the Conference was marked by the re-election of Qu Dongyu for a second four-year term as head of FAO.