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Max Planck Encyclopedia of Public International Law [MPEPIL]

Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

Kerstin Mechlem

From: Oxford Public International Law (http://opil.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2015. All Rights Reserved.date: 18 August 2019

Subject(s):
Sustainable development

Published under the auspices of the Max Planck Foundation for International Peace and the Rule of Law under the direction of Rüdiger Wolfrum.

1 The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (‘FAO’), alongside the World Food Programme (WFP) and the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) , is one of the three Rome-based so-called ‘food agencies’ . 2 FAO was founded on 16 October 1945, eight days before the itself. The idea originated at the ‘ United Nations Conference on Food and Agriculture of 18 May to 3 June 1943 at Hot Springs, Virginia, USA, an initiative of President Franklin D Roosevelt. The conference set up the United Nations Interim Commission on Food and...
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