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FAO Conference - 41st Session

22-29 June 2019
Rome, Italy

The purpose of the FAO Conference is to determine the policy and approve the budget of the Organization and to exercise the other powers conferred upon it by the Constitution, to make recommendations to Member Nations and Associate Members concerning questions relating to food and agriculture, in order for them to be reviewed and implemented through national action; to make recommendations to any international organization regarding any matter pertaining to the purposes of the Organization (Article IV of the Constitution).

The Conference is the sovereign Governing Body of the Organization. It comprises all Members and Associate Members.

During the 41st session of the FAO Conference, FAO's new director-general will be elected by the Organization's member countries. The election will take place at headquarters on Sunday 23 June, and on 1 August, the new director-general will begin their term, which will run for four years until 31 July 2023.

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