Rome – QU Dongyu, Director-General of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) outlined the priorities for the next two years in a wide-ranging address to the FAO Joint Meeting of the Programme and Finance Committees, emphasizing the need to “learn together, work together and contribute together for humanity and happiness.”
He put a key emphasis on optimizing the work of FAO’s country offices to maximize impact. “We are working in agriculture, we need to go out in the field,” the Director-General said.
He spoke at the Joint Meeting of the 137th Session of the Programme Committee and the 198th Session of the Finance Committee, governing bodies that provide recommendations to the FAO Council on matters related to the programme of work of the Organization.
Qu noted that the Programme of Work and Budget 2024-25 that the Joint Meeting will review, continues his vision of building a dynamic and modern FAO for a better world with an action-oriented focus in line with its core competencies and an improved business model, all aimed at leveraging FAO’s potential, advancing innovation-driven transformation and strengthening FAO’s capacity and capability to serve its Members.
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