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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, 2021. All Rights Reserved.date: 22 April 2021

Sustainable development

Published under the auspices of the Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law under the direction of Professor Anne Peters (2021–) and Professor Rüdiger Wolfrum (2004–2020). 

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 Agriculture to...
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