FAO Governing Bodies

FAO Conference

The Conference is the supreme governing body of FAO that meets in regular session every two years.

FAO Council

The Council is the executive organ of the Conference. It has 49 members and has powers delegated to it by the Conference.

FAO Programme Committee

The Programme Committee assists the Council in carrying out its duties regarding the development and implementation of the Organization's programme of activities.

FAO Finance Committee

The Finance Committee assists the Council in exercising control over the financial administration of the Organization.

FAO Committee on World Food Security

The Committee on World Food Security (CFS) serves as a forum in the United Nations System for review and follow-up of policies concerning world food security, including food production and physical and economic access to food.

FAO Committee on Constitutional and Legal Matters

The CCLM assists the Council in carrying out its duties by addressing specific constitutional and legal matters which may be refferred to the Committeee arising out of the Organiszation's activities.

FAO Committee on Commodity Problems

The responsibility of the Committee on Commodity Problems (CCP) is to keep commodity problems of an international character affecting production, trade, distribution, consumption and related economic matters under review.

FAO Committee on Fisheries

The responsibility of the Committee on Fisheries (COFI) is to review the fisheries work programmes and their implementation, to conduct periodic general review of international fishery problems and to examine possible solutions for them.

FAO Committee on Forestry

The Committee on Forestry (COFO) conducts perdiodic reviews of international forestry problemes and proposes concerted action to be undertaken by Member Nations to FAO.

FAO Committee on Agriculture

The Committee on Agriculture (COAG) conducts periodic reviews and appraisals of agricultural and nutritional problems in order to propose concerted action by Member Nations and the Organization.