FAO Governing Bodies
The Conference is the supreme governing body of FAO that meets in regular session every two years.
The Council is the executive organ of the Conference. It has 49 members and has powers delegated to it by the Conference.
The Programme Committee assists the Council in carrying out its duties regarding the development and implementation of the Organization's programme of activities.
The Finance Committee assists the Council in exercising control over the financial administration of the Organization.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Committee on Forestry (COFO) conducts perdiodic reviews of international forestry problemes and proposes concerted action to be undertaken by Member Nations to FAO.
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.