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The 42nd Session Of The Food And Agriculture Organization’s (FAO) Conference

The 42nd Session Of The Food And Agriculture Organization’s (FAO) Conference:

The 42nd session of the Food and Agriculture Organization’s (FAO) Conference was held recently.

  • For the first time ever, the FAO Conference is held in virtual mode.
  • The conferenc takes place every two years and is FAO’s supreme governing body.
  • It determines the policies of the Organization, approves the budget, and makes recommendations to Members on food and agriculture issues.
  • FAO Strategic Framework 2022-2031.
  • In this year’s Conference, FAO Members will adopt the Strategic Framework 2022-2031.
  • The Framework aims to support the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development through the transformation to MORE efficient, inclusive, resilient, and sustainable agri-food systems for Better Production, Better Nutrition, a Better Environment, and a Better Life, leaving no one behind.
  • The “Four Betters” represent an organizing principle for how FAO intends to contribute to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), particularly SDG 1 (no poverty), SDG 2 (zero hunger), and SDG 10 (reduced inequalities).

About FAO:

  • It is a specialized agency of the United Nations that leads international efforts to defeat hunger.
  • Headquarters: Rome, Italy.
  • Founded: 16 October 1945.
  • Their goal is to achieve food security for all and make sure that people have regular access to enough high-quality food to lead active, healthy lives.