Accession Number : ADA322672

Title :   Food Security: Preparations for the 1996 World Food Summit.

Corporate Author : GENERAL ACCOUNTING OFFICE WASHINGTON DC NATIONAL SECURITY AND INTERNATIONAL A FFAIRS DIV

PDF Url : ADA322672

Report Date : 07 NOV 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 53

Abstract : This report responds to your request that we monitor and analyze U.S. preparations for the World Food Summit to be held in Rome, Italy, between November 13 and 17, 1996. This report addresses the following: (1) the origin, purpose, and financing of the summit; (2) the process used by member countries of the U.N. Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) to prepare and negotiate a policy declaration and plan of action for approval by world leaders or their representatives; (3) the U.S. approach to the summit; (4) key issues that have arisen in the negotiations; and (5) the role and views of nongovernmental organizations (NGO). FAO was founded in October 1945 with a mandate to raise levels of nutrition and standards of living, to improve agricultural productivity, and to better the conditions of rural populations. FA0 is the largest autonomous agency within the United Nations.

Descriptors :   *SYMPOSIA, *PREPARATION, *SECURITY, *FOOD, GLOBAL, LEADERSHIP, POPULATION, ITALY, PRODUCTIVITY, UNITED NATIONS, NUTRITION, AGRICULTURE, NEGOTIATIONS, RURAL AREAS.

Subject Categories : Agronomy, Horticulture and Aquiculture
      Government and Political Science
      Food, Food Service and Nutrition

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE