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Yearbook of the United Nations, 2001. 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. The FAO Conference, the agency's governing body, held its thirty-first session (Rome, Italy, 2-13 November). It approved a budget of $651.8 million for 2002-2003—an increase of $1.8 million over the previous biennium. The Conference approved an International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture intended to ensure access to plant genetic diversity while considering the needs of farmers and plant breeders. It adopted a new FAO Plan of Action on Gender and Development (2002-2007) with four priorities: food and nutrition, natural resources, agricultural support systems, and agricultural and rural development policy and planning. The FAO Council, in November, decided that the World Food Summit: five years later, originally planned as part of the Conference, would instead take place in Rome in June 2002. In March, FAO announced that more than 110 countries had adopted a new plan of action against illegal, unregulated and unreported fishing. The voluntary agreement was aimed at eliminating those practices, which were blamed for overfishing of several high-value fish stocks. In 2001, FAO membership rose to 183 countries, plus the European Community.
Yearbook of the United Nations, 2001. v. 55; Vol. 55
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