“37th Session of the European Commission on Agriculture (ECA) and 28th FAO Regional Conference for Europe”, 17-20 April 2012, Baku, Azerbaijan

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The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations is organizing the 37th Session of the European Commission on Agriculture (ECA) and the 28th FAO Regional Conference for Europe (ERC) in Baku, the Republic of Azerbaijan.

Both events will be organized under the provisions of Article VI-5 of the FAO Constitution and are open to all Member Nations in the FAO European and Central Asia Region, to representatives of the United Nations Bodies and Specialized Agencies, and also to Observers.

The 37th Session of the ECA will be focused in particularly to the FAO Program of Work and Budget 2012-2013 as well as the priorities for 2014-2015. This debate will serve as a preparation for decision during the ERC on the next day by the member countries.

The Ministerial Roundtable at the ERC, foreseen for April 19th will debate on two priority topics: “Policies for Food Security in the Region: Challenges and Perspectives – Food outlook towards 2050” and “Status and Vision on Decentralization in the Region”.

The SWG member countries (through their delegates) will participate as observers.

Updated Conference documents are available on the REU Website (http://www.fao.org/europe/en/).