ISLAMABAD, Feb 24 (APP): Pakistan on Thursday was elected for a three-year term to the 36-member Executive Board of the International Fund for Agriculture Development (IFAD), which is the main decision making body of this organization. Pakistan was earlier elected to the 49-member FAO Council of the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO). The FAO is a specialized body of the UN system composed of 192 members addressing issues of agriculture and food security.
Separately, Pakistan has also been elected to the 36-member Executive Board of the World Food Programme, a Foreign Office said in a statement on Friday.
Rome hosts three important UN organizations, FAO, WFP and IFAD. Pakistan has returned to the governing bodies of all three food security and agriculture related organizations.
“These elections are recognition of Pakistan’s role as well as its effective participation in discussions and decision making relating to global food security and agriculture”, the statement said.
Pakistan benefits from programmes of FAO, WFP and IFAD and will continue to work with these organizations to promote rural and agriculture development and food security, the statement added.