Food and Agriculture Law

International Agricultural Development Fund’s Investments In Rural Communities Key To Leaving No One Behind, Secretary-General Video Message Stresses

Following is the text of UN Secretary‑General António Guterres’ video message to the Governing Council of the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), in Rome today:

EU Requests WTO Consultations With Russia On Compliance With Pig Products Ruling

In its request for consultations under Article 21.5 of the Dispute Settlement Understanding (DSU), the EU said the challenged measures are inconsistent with various provisions under the WTO’s Agreement on Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures...Read More

World Food Programme’s Fast Response Averted Famine Threatening 20 Million People In 2016, Secretary-General Says In Video Message For Dubai Management Meeting

Following is the text of UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ video message to the World Food Programme (WFP) Global Management Meeting, held in Dubai from 20 to 22 January:

EU Request For Retaliation Against Russia In Pig Products Dispute Referred To Arbitration

DS475: Russian Federation — Measures on the Importation of Live Pigs, Pork and Other Pig Products from the European Union At the meeting, the EU said it had requested the suspension of concessions to preserve its rights in these dispute set...Read More

NEW PERMANENT REPRESENTATIVE OF THE REPUBLIC OF THE CONGO PRESENTS CREDENTIALS TO DIRECTOR-GENERAL OF UNITED NATIONS OFFICE AT GENEVA

5 January 2018 Aimé Clovis Guillond, the new Permanent Representative of the Republic of the Congo to the United Nations Office at Geneva, today presented his credentials to Michael Møller, the Director-General of the United Nations Office ...Read More

NEW PERMANENT REPRESENTATIVE OF HONDURAS PRESENTS CREDENTIALS TO DIRECTOR-GENERAL OF UNITED NATIONS OFFICE AT GENEVA

5 January 2018 Giampaolo Carmelo Rizzo Alvarado, the new Permanent Representative of Honduras to the United Nations Office at Geneva, today presented his credentials to Michael Møller, the Director-General of the United Nations Office at Ge...Read More

Finland Donates EUR 1.7 Million To Help Developing Countries Participate In Global Trade

EUR 1 million (around CHF 1.165 million) will be provided to the WTO’s Doha Development Agenda Global Trust Fund, which finances training workshops for government officials to help them better understand and implement WTO agreements and enh...Read More

France Donates EUR 50,000 To Support Food Safety, Animal/plant Health Standards And Trade

WTO Director-General Roberto Azevêdo said: “This donation from France will help developing and least-developed countries comply with international sanitary and phytosanitary standards, enabling these countries to trade more, with all the be...Read More

Panel Of External Auditors Holds Fifty-Eighth Meeting At Food And Agriculture Organization In Rome, 30 November-1 December

The fifty‑eighth meeting of the Panel of External Auditors, chaired by Mussa Juma Assad, Controller and Auditor General of the United Republic of Tanzania, was held on 30 November and 1 December at the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO...Read More

Second Committee Approves 22 Draft Resolutions, Including Texts On External Debt Sustainability, Agriculture Development, Combating Illicit Financial Flows

The Second Committee (Economic and Financial) today approved 22 draft resolutions, including one stressing creditor and debtor nation responsibilities in avoiding the build-up of unsustainable debt to diminish the risk of crisis.

Norway Donates NOK 10 Million To Help Developing Countries Participate In Global Trade

NOK 6 million (around CHF 730,000) will be provided to the WTO’s Doha Development Agenda Global Trust Fund, which finances training workshops for government officials to help them better understand and implement WTO agreements and enhance t...Read More

Deputy Secretary-General Highlights Strategies For Repositioning United Nations Development System, At World Food Programme Executive Board Meeting

Following are Deputy UN Secretary-General Amina Mohammed’s remarks, as prepared for delivery, to the Executive Board of the World Food Programme (WFP), in Rome today:

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