Yearbook of the United Nations, 2002. Part 6, Intergovernmental organizations related to the United Nations. Chapter 3, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) continued to work towards achieving sustainable global food security by raising nutrition levels and living standards, improving agricultural productivity and advancing the condition of rural populations. At its one hundred and twenty-third session (Rome, Italy, 28 October–2 November), the FAO Council adopted a revised International Code of Conduct on the Distribution and Use of Pesticides, aimed at reducing the threats posed by agro-chemicals in developing countries. The World Food Summit: five years later, originally scheduled for 2001, was held in Rome, from 10 to 13 June 2002 (see p. 1225). The Summit adopted a declaration calling on the international community to fulfill the 1996 World Food Summit pledge [YUN 1996, p. 1129] to reduce world hunger by half, to about 400 million, by 2015. As lead agency for the International Year of Mountains (2002) (see p. 1052), declared by the General Assembly in resolution 53/24 [YUN 1998, p. 994], FAO worked with UN agencies, Governments and non-governmental organizations to increase international awareness of the global importance of mountain peoples and ecosystems. In 2002, FAO membership remained at 183 countries, plus the European Community.
Yearbook of the United Nations, 2002. v. 56; Vol. 56
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