Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO)

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The Food and Agriculture Organization is a specialized agency of the United Nations that leads international efforts to defeat hunger. Serving both developed and developing countries, FAO acts as a neutral forum where all nations meet as equals to negotiate arguments and debate policy. FAO is also a source of knowledge and information and helps developing countries in transition modernize and improve agriculture, forestry and fisheries practices, ensuring good nutrition and food security for all.

Issues

The Issues for 2018 are:

The Question of:

  • The role of Genetically Modified Organisms (GMO) in achieving Zero Hunger (SDG2)
  • Improving resilience for smallholders in conflict areas
  • Managing sustainable fisheries in Pacific Ocean Small-Island Developing States (SIDS)
  • Minimizing the polluting effects of agriculture

Rules of Procedure

This committee follows the standard Rules of Procedure, which means it is not an ad-hoc committee

Current Members

The following nations have a delegation to the FAO at LEMUN 2018:

Albania, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, Central African Republic, Chile, China, Costa Rica, Cuba, Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, France, Germany, Greece, Guatemala, Greece, India, Jamaica, Japan, Kazakhstan, Lebanon, Libya, Lithuania, Montenegro, Morocco, The Netherlands, Norway, Republic of Equatorial Guinea, Romania, Russian Federation, Singapore, South Africa, Sudan, Switzerland, Syria, Tunisia, United Kingdom, the United States of America

Student Officers

Ana van Lieshout (President) and Natália Zsíros (Deputy-President) will be the Student Officers for the Food and Agricultural Organization at LEMUN 2018

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