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25th September
written by Tellus

FAO`s goal is to ensure food security for all and to ensure that people have regular access to food of sufficient quality to lead active and healthy lives. With more than 194 Member States, FAO works in more than 130 countries around the world. (From left to right at overview: Dr Mark Ellis, Executive Director International Bar Association, Jan Holthuis, President of the IBA Agricultural Law Section, Valerie Johnston, Legal Officer, Development Law Service FAO) Figure: Representatives of IBA and FAO at the signing of the agreement. The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) is a special agency of the United Nations that leads international efforts to fight hunger. Under the overall guidance, administrative direction of the FAO Representative in Bangladesh and the project budget holder, LTO technical oversight and direct supervision of the FAO Deputy Representative (Programme), the National Operations Officer, coordination of the ESMPS, ERAP and close cooperation with project staff, the incumbent will provide all types of support for the formulation of the letter of agreement (LoA) as it is eloquent. Coordination, management, monitoring of implementation. Its main tasks will be, but will not be limited to, the following. In recent years, the Agricultural Law Division (SSA) of the IBA and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) have established strong relationships and collaborated on issues of mutual interest. Following fruitful joint meetings at the IBA Annual Conferences in Sydney (2017) and Rome (2018), the two bodies signed a letter of agreement formalising and strengthening this cooperation on 24 September 2019 at the IBA Annual Conference in Seoul. In recent years, the Agricultural Law Section of the International Bar Association (IBA), chaired by Jan Holthuis de BUREN, has been collaborating with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) on topics of mutual interest. Following the successful joint meetings held in Sydney (2017) and Rome (2019), a letter of understanding was signed on 24 September 2019 between FAO and IBA, formalising and strengthening this cooperation. We set up joint activities, such as legal research and capacity development projects, which aim to strengthen the knowledge and capacities of developing countries and their lawyers in areas such as food security and food, rural poverty eradication, sustainable agricultural production, inclusive food systems, climate protection and adaptation and conservation, as well as the sustainable use of natural resources. Through its Development Legal Service, FAO will actively contribute to the activities of the SSA, although it may not be an official member due to its neutral and impartial status.

The IBA is invited to participate, as an observer, in the FAO Committee on Food Security and other important meetings of the FAO Governing Body. . . . .

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