The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) is a specialized agency of the United Nations that leads international efforts to defeat hunger.
Our goal is to achieve food security for all and make sure that people have regular access to enough high-quality food to lead active, healthy lives. With over 194 member states, FAO works in over 130 countries worldwide. We believe that everyone can play a part in ending hunger.
Today, countries face an increasing myriad of demands and challenges in agricultural development. To support them, FAO has identified five key priorities in which the Organization can best apply and leverage its knowledge, expertise and experience. These priorities, or Strategic Objectives, represent the main areas of our work to achieve a world without hunger, malnutrition and poverty and do so in a sustainable manner – contributing to the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
Qu Dongyu of China was elected Director-General of the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) during the 41st session of the FAO Conference (22-29 June 2019), the highest governing body of the Organization. The term of the new Director-General, who will succeed Brazil’s José Graziano da Silva, will start on 1 August 2019 and run to 31 July 2023.
FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva - 2011/2019