Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

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Forme autorisée du nom

Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

Forme(s) parallèle(s) du nom

  • Organisation des Nations Unies pour l'alimentation et l'agriculture

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Autre(s) forme(s) du nom

  • Food and Agriculture Organization
  • FAO

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Dates d'existence

1945/10/16 -


"The foundation of FAO on the 16 October 1945 took place as result of three major steps. From 18 May to 3 June 1943, representatives of 44 governments met in Hot Springs, Virginia, USA, and committed themselves to founding a permanent organization in the fields of food and agriculture. The conference considered world problems of food and agriculture and declared "its belief that the goal of freedom from want of food, suitable and adequate for the health and strength of all people can be achieved". The concrete establishment of this organization was entrusted to the Interim Commission on Food and Agriculture, set up in Washington with representatives of each of the governments and authorities represented at the Hot Springs Conference. The major task of the Commission was to draw up a Constitution and to transmit this constitution to the 45 nations eligible for a membership in the permanent organization to be created.

"The formal foundation of the Food and Agriculture Organization, FAO of the United Nations took place in the first session of the FAO Conference in Chateau Frontenac in Quebec, Canada, from 16 October to 1 November 1945. The Constitution drafted by the Interim Commission was signed by 34 nations and thus brought into force on 16 October 1945. At the end of the session, FAO consisted of 39 formal members, and the organization established its headquarters in Washington DC, USA. In 1951, the FAO headquarters were moved to Rome, Italy" (Guide to the Archives of International Organizations.)


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Fonctions et activités

"The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations 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 agreements and debate policy. FAO is also a source of knowledge and information. We help developing countries and countries in transition modernize and improve agriculture, forestry and fisheries practices and ensure good nutrition for all. Since our founding in 1945, we have focused special attention on developing rural areas, home to 70 percent of the world's poor and hungry people" (Guide to the Archives of International Organizations.)

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Created by AWT 27/06/2012.




FAO. (2011). Guide to the Archives of International Organizations. Accessed online 27/06/2012:

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