Composition of the Members of the Board 2017 - 2019

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.

Printable version (1 January - 18 March)

Printable version (19 April - 31 December)

Term of office expiring at the end of

List A
2017
2018
2019
Benin
Null
FAO Council
Null

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

Congo
Null
Null
FAO Council
Egypt
Null
Null
ECOSOC
Lesotho
ECOSOC
Null
Null

At the 19 April 2017 ECOSOC Coordination and Management Meeting election, Eswatini (ex Swaziland) resigned its seat effective 19 April 2017 and Lesotho was elected to complete the term of office from the date of election, expiring on 31 December 2017.

Libya
FAO Council
Null
Null
Sudan
Null
Null
ECOSOC
Eswatini
ECOSOC
Null
Null

At the 19 April 2017 ECOSOC Coordination and Management Meeting election, Eswatini (ex Swaziland) resigned its seat effective 19 April 2017 and Lesotho was elected to complete the term of office from the date of election, expiring on 31 December 2017.

Zimbabwe
Null
Null
FAO Council

Zimbabwe and Angola reached an agreement to share and FAO Council-elected seat, with Zimbabwe serving in 2017 and 2018, and Angola serving in 2019.

ECOSOC
FAO Council
Null
List B
2017
2018
2020
Afghanistan
Null
FAO Council
Null
Bangladesh
Null
ECOSOC
Null
China
ECOSOC
Null
Null
India
Null
ECOSOC
Null
Iran (Islamic Republic of)
FAO Council
Null
Null

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; List C Fourth Term 2021/2022/2023.

Kuwait
Null
FAO Council
Null
Pakistan
Null
Null
FAO Council
Saudi Arabia
Null
Null
ECOSOC
ECOSOC
FAO Council
Null
List C
2017
2018
2019
Argentina
Null
Null
FAO Council
Brazil
FAO Council
Null
Null

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

Mexico
Null
Null
ECOSOC

Mexico and Colombia reached an agreement to share an ECOSOC-elected seat with Mexico serving in 2017 and Colombia in 2018 and 2019.

Panama
ECOSOC
Null
Null
Peru
Null
FAO Council
Null

As per agreement reached in GRULAC (PPT-MEX-187-2006), Peru will fill the FAO Council-elected seat in 2017 and 2018.

ECOSOC
FAO Council
Null
List D
2017
2018
2019
Australia
FAO Council
Null
Null
Canada
Null
Null
FAO Council
Denmark
FAO Council
Null
Null
Finland
Null
Null
ECOSOC

Finland and Norway reached an agreement to share an ECOSOC-elected seat, with Finland serving in 2017 and 2019 and Norway serving in 2018.

France
Null
ECOSOC
Null
Germany
Null
Null
FAO Council
Japan
ECOSOC
Null
Null
Netherlands
Null
ECOSOC
Null
Spain
Null
Null
ECOSOC
Switzerland
Null
FAO Council
Null

As per agreement reached in List D, Switzerland takes over from Sweden for the FAO Council-elected seat for 2017 and 2018.

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