FAO restores Azerbaijan’s suffrage

Business Materials 2 December 2005 14:34 (UTC +04:00)

The UN Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) restored Azerbaijan’s suffrage. The decision in this regard was made during the 33rd session of the FAO Conference, which was over in Rome in late November, the Agriculture Ministry told Trend.

The 150-member FAO is the first specialized establishment of the UN with 150 members, founded on 16 October 1945. The goal of the organization is to provide technical aid in agriculture, production of agriculture goods and fish-processing. The headquarters of the FAO locates in Roma.

Azerbaijan is a member of the FAO from October 1995, but the organization made a decision on liquidation of Azerbaijan’s suffrage due to non-payment of membership fees. Though Azerbaijan notified the organization of readiness to pay the debt, the country’s
suffrage was not restored.

The Ministry noted that Azerbaijan as a full member of the organization would annually pay membership fees and the debt would be paid during 10 years.

The next 34th session will be held in 2007.