Composition of the Members of the Board 2016 - 2018

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
2016
2017
2018
Burundi
ECOSOC
Null
Null
Equatorial Guinea
FAO Council
Null
Null
Ethiopia
Null
Null
ECOSOC
Liberia
Null
Null
ECOSOC
Libya
Null
FAO Council
Null
Mauritania
FAO Council
Null
Null

The Islamic Republic of Mauritania and the Republic of Benin reached an agreement to share an FAO Council-elected seat, with the Islamic Republic of Mauritania serving in 2016, and the Republic of Benin serving in 2017 and 2018.

South Africa
FAO Council
Null
Null
Eswatini
Null
ECOSOC
Null
ECOSOC
FAO Council
Null
List B
2016
2017
2018
Afghanistan
Null
Null
FAO Council
Bangladesh
Null
Null
ECOSOC
China
Null
ECOSOC
Null
India
Null
Null
ECOSOC
Iran (Islamic Republic of)
Null
FAO Council
Null

The rotation 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.

Kuwait
Null
Null
FAO Council
Pakistan
ECOSOC
Null
Null
Saudi Arabia
FAO Council
Null
Null
ECOSOC
FAO Council
Null
List C
2016
2017
2018
Colombia
FAO Council
Null
Null
Cuba
ECOSOC
Null
Null
Guatemala
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.

Mexico
FAO Council
Null
Null

Mexico, Argentina and Peru reached an agreement to share FAO Council-elected seat, with Mexico serving in 2016, Argentina in 2017 and Peru in 2018.

Panama
Null
ECOSOC
Null
ECOSOC
FAO Council
Null
List D
2016
2017
2018
Australia
Null
FAO Council
Null
Canada
FAO Council
Null
Null
Denmark
Null
FAO Council
Null
France
Null
Null
ECOSOC
Germany
FAO Council
Null
Null
Japan
Null
ECOSOC
Null
Netherlands
Null
Null
ECOSOC
Norway
ECOSOC
Null
Null
Spain
ECOSOC
Null
Null
Sweden
Null
Null
FAO Council
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Null
ECOSOC
Null
United States of America
Null
Null
FAO Council
ECOSOC
FAO Council
Null
List E
2016
2017
2018
Hungary
Null
ECOSOC
Null
Poland
Null
FAO Council
Null
Russian Federation
Null
Null
ECOSOC
ECOSOC
FAO Council
Null