The picture released by FAO photo library on June 27, 2011 shows the UN organization’s Director-General Jose Graziano Da Silva delivering a press conference in Rome.
The Egyptian capital of Cairo will host the seventh Session of the Agriculture and Land and Water Use Commission for the Near East (ALAWUC).
Organized by the FAO Regional Office for the Near East, the event will be held on May 8 and 9, 2012 at Cairo’s Grand Nile Tower Hotel.
The Commission aims to provide a forum for member states to exchange and promote information and experience of joint program at regional and sub-regional levels.
It also helps the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and other potential donors in identifying issues and problems related to land and water resources, land use planning, maintaining and updating regional databases, promotion of food production programs and development of agricultural research systems.
This year’s ALAWUC meeting will also review and endorse the proposed draft statutes of the Commission prepared by FAO Legal Department (LEGA).
Established as a merger of the Regional Commission on Agriculture and the Regional Land and Water Use Commission, ALAWUC has 23 members, including Afghanistan, Bahrain, Cyprus, Egypt, Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Mauritania, Morocco, Oman, Pakistan, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, Tunisia, Turkey, UAE and Yemen.