The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations is a specialized agency of the United Nations that leads international efforts to defeat hunger and its 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. Its Latin motto, fiat panis, is translated as “let there be bread”.
The idea of an international organization for food and agriculture emerged in the late 19th and early 20th century advanced primarily by the US agriculturalist and activist David Lubin and later in 1943, the United States President Franklin D. Roosevelt called a United Nations Conference on Food and Agriculture. The First Session of the FAO Conference was held in the Château Frontenac in Quebec City from 16 October to 1 November 1945. As of August 2018, The FAO has 197 member states.
FAO is a source of knowledge and information, and helps developing countries in transition,
modernize and improve agriculture, forestry and fisheries practices, ensuring good nutrition and food security for all.
In SOBILMUN 2020, the delegates will discuss upon tackling climate change in semi-arid areas for sustainable agriculture development and dealing with current issues that world fisheries and aquaculture face.
Under Secretaries-General: Ada Su Tuna & Meryem Sena Karadağ