Members of the Board

Of the Executive Board's 36 States Members, 18 are elected by the Economic and Social Council and 18 by the FAO Council. Each State Member serves a three-year term and is eligible for re-election; within electoral Lists and among States Members, agreements could be reached whereby the three-year term is split between more than one State Member. Elections by the Economic and Social Council are normally held in April and those by the FAO Council in December. 

The broader WFP membership including both Board members and observers, and a description of the distribution of seats may also be found in Appendixes A and B of the General Regulations and Rules.

Any Member of the United Nations or any Member or Associate Member of FAO or of any other specialized agency or of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) that is not a member of the WFP Board may participate on request in the deliberations of the WFP Board without the right to vote.

The United Nations and FAO are invited to participate in the deliberations of the Board, without the right to vote.

Specialized agencies of the United Nations, IAEA, international organizations, inter-governmental organizations (IGOs) and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) cooperating with WFP may be invited by the WFP Executive Director, subject to the direction of the Board, to attend Board sessions without the right to vote.

Composition of the Members of the Board 2024-2026

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

The rotating seat is to be occupied by a country of: List C Fourth Term 2021/2022/2023, List A Fifth Term 2024/2025/2026, and List B Sixth Term 2027/2028/2029.

 

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Term of office expiring at the end of
List A
2024
2025
2026
Algeria
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ECOSOC
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At its 4th plenary meeting on 5 December, the Economic and Social Council elected Algeria, by acclamation, to complete the term of office of Mauritania beginning on 1 January 2024 and expiring on 31 December 2025.

Ethiopia
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ECOSOC
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Gabon
FAO Council
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Gabon and Chad reached an agreement to share a FAO Council-elected seat, with Gabon serving from 1 January 2023 until 30 June 2024 and Chad occupying the seat from 1 July 2024 until 31 December 2025.

Ghana
ECOSOC
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Kenya
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FAO Council
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Morocco
FAO Council
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Morocco and Egypt reached an agreement to share a FAO Council-elected seat, with Morocco serving from 1 January 2024 to 31 December 2024 and Egypt occupying the seat from 1 January 2025 to 31 December 2026.

Senegal
FAO Council
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Zambia
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ECOSOC
Zimbabwe
FAO Council
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Zimbabwe and Gabon reached an agreement to share a FAO Council-elected seat, with Zimbabwe serving from 1 January 2024 to 31 December 2024 and Gabon occupying the seat from 1 January 2025 to 31 December 2026.

ECOSOC
FAO Council
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Term of office expiring at the end of
List B
2024
2025
2026
Bangladesh
FAO Council
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China
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ECOSOC
India
ECOSOC
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Iran (Islamic Republic of)
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ECOSOC
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Kuwait
FAO Council
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Republic of Korea
ECOSOC
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Saudi Arabia
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FAO Council
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ECOSOC
FAO Council
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Term of office expiring at the end of
List C
2024
2025
2026
Argentina
FAO Council
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Argentina, Mexico and Chile reached an agreement to share an FAO Council elected seat, with Argentina occupying the seat in 2024, Mexico in 2025 and Chile in 2026.

Brazil
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FAO Council
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Dominican Republic
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Null
ECOSOC
Panama
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ECOSOC
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Peru
FAO Council
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ECOSOC
FAO Council
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Term of office expiring at the end of
List D
2024
2025
2026
Australia
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ECOSOC
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Canada
Null
FAO Council
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Finland
ECOSOC
Null
Null
Germany
Null
FAO Council
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Ireland
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Null
FAO Council
Japan
Null
Null
ECOSOC
Netherlands
FAO Council
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Null
Spain
Null
ECOSOC
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Sweden
ECOSOC
Null
Null
Switzerland
ECOSOC
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Null
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
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Null
ECOSOC
United States of America
FAO Council
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ECOSOC
FAO Council
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Term of office expiring at the end of
List E
2024
2025
2026
Hungary
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Null
FAO Council
Poland
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Null
ECOSOC
Russian Federation
ECOSOC
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Null
ECOSOC
FAO Council
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