Composition of the Members of the Board 2015 - 2017

Term of office relates to the standard three-year periods for which Member States are elected by ECOSOC (□) or FAO Council (●) respectively. Member States may stand down for one or two years within this period, offering their seat to another Member State.

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Term of office expiring at the end of

List A
2015
2016
2017
Burundi
Null
ECOSOC
Null
Equatorial Guinea
Null
FAO Council
Null
Ethiopia
Null
ECOSOC
Null
Libya
Null
Null
FAO Council
Sierra Leone
ECOSOC
Null
Null
Eswatini
Null
Null
ECOSOC
South Africa
Null
FAO Council
Null
Uganda
FAO Council
Null
Null
ECOSOC
FAO Council
Null
List B
2015
2016
2017
Afghanistan
FAO Council
Null
Null
India
ECOSOC
Null
Null
Iran (Islamic Republic of)
Null
Null
FAO Council

The Islamic Republic of Iran is occupying the rotating seat. The rotating seat is to be occupied by a country of: List B - Second Term - 2015/2016/2017, List A - Third Term - 2018/2019/2020, and List C - Fourth Term - 2021/2022/2023.

Iraq
ECOSOC
Null
Null
Pakistan
Null
ECOSOC
Null
Philippines
FAO Council
Null
Null
Republic of Korea
ECOSOC
Null
Null

The Republic of Korea and China reached an agreement endorsed by the Asia Pacific Group to share this seat on the board with the Republic of Korea serving in 2015 and China serving on 2016-2017.

Saudi Arabia
Null
ECOSOC
Null
ECOSOC
FAO Council
Null
List C
2015
2016
2017
Brazil
FAO Council
Null
Null

Brazil and Guatemala reached an agreement to share FAO Council-elected seat, with Brazil serving in 2015, Guatemala in 2016 and Brazil in 2017.

Colombia
Null
FAO Council
Null
Cuba
Null
ECOSOC
Null
Guatemala
ECOSOC
Null
Null

Panama and Guatemala reached an agreement to share FAO Council-elected seat, with Guatemala serving from 3 March 2015 to 31 December 2015 and Panama serving in 2016 and 2017.

Mexico
FAO Council
Null
Null
ECOSOC
FAO Council
Null
List D
2015
2016
2017
Australia
Null
Null
FAO Council
Canada
Null
FAO Council
Null
Denmark
Null
Null
FAO Council
Germany
Null
FAO Council
Null
Italy
FAO Council
Null
Null
Japan
Null
Null
ECOSOC
Netherlands
ECOSOC
Null
Null
Norway
Null
ECOSOC
Null
Spain
Null
ECOSOC
Null
Sweden
ECOSOC
Null
Null

Switzerland stepped down effective 1 January 2015. Sweden was endorsed by countries in List D to assume the seat and complete the term from1 January to 31 December 2015.

United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Null
Null
ECOSOC
United States of America
FAO Council
Null
Null
ECOSOC
FAO Council
Null
List E
2015
2016
2017
Hungary
Null
Null
ECOSOC
Poland
Null
Null
FAO Council
Russian Federation
ECOSOC
Null
Null
ECOSOC
FAO Council
Null