Board Sessions

The Executive Board holds three formal sessions per year: the First Regular Session (EB.1) in February; the Annual Session (EB.A) in June; and the Second Regular Session (EB.2) in November. In exceptional circumstances, the Executive Board may also hold special sessions.

In addition, the Board Secretariat organizes informal consultations and briefings for the membership. 

Any Member State of the United Nations or Member Nation of FAO that is not a Member of the Executive Board, may, on request, participate in the deliberations of the Board without the right to vote.  Upon invitation, representatives from certain organizations are also allowed to attend sessions as Observers.

2018 Sessions of the Board
  • EB.1/2018                                            26 – 28 February
  • EB.A/2018                                           18 – 22 June
  • EB.2/2018                                            26 – 29 November
2019 Sessions of the Board
  • EB.1/2019                                           25 February – 1 March
  • EB.A/2019                                           10 – 14 June
  • EB.2/2019                                           18 – 22 November