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 2022 - 2024

Term of office relates to the standard three-year periods for which Member States 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.

Note: The FAO Council elected rotational seat is occupied by a country of: List C, Fourth Term for 2021/2022/2023, currently Argentina.

 

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Term of office expiring at the end of
List A
2022
2023
2024
Burundi
ECOSOC
Null
Null
Ghana
Null
Null
ECOSOC
Lesotho
Null
ECOSOC
Null
Madagascar
ECOSOC
Null
Null
Morocco
Null
FAO Council
Null
Senegal
Null
Null
FAO Council
Somalia
FAO Council
Null
Null
South Africa
FAO Council
Null
Null

Angola and South Africa reached an agreement to share an FAO Council-elected seat for the period 2020–2022, with Angola serving in 2020 and 2021 and South Africa serving in 2022

ECOSOC
FAO Council
Null
Term of office expiring at the end of
List B
2022
2023
2024
Bangladesh
Null
Null
FAO Council

Bangladesh, the Islamic Republic of Iran and Kuwait have reached an agreement to share seats: Bangladesh (1 January 2022 – 31 December 2023 – 2 years); Islamic Republic of Iran (1 January 2022 – 31 December 2022 and 1 January 2024 – 31 December 2024 – 2 years); and Kuwait (1 January 2023 – 31 December 2024 – 2 years).

China
Null
ECOSOC
Null
India
Null
Null
ECOSOC
Iran (Islamic Republic of)
Null
Null
FAO Council

Bangladesh, the Islamic Republic of Iran and Kuwait have reached an agreement to share seats: Bangladesh (1 January 2022 – 31 December 2023 – 2 years); Islamic Republic of Iran (1 January 2022 – 31 December 2022 and 1 January 2024 – 31 December 2024 – 2 years); and Kuwait (1 January 2023 – 31 December 2024 – 2 years).

Republic of Korea
Null
Null
ECOSOC
Saudi Arabia
FAO Council
Null
Null
Turkmenistan
ECOSOC
Null
Null
ECOSOC
FAO Council
Null
Term of office expiring at the end of
List C
2022
2023
2024
Argentina
Null
FAO Council
Null

The rotating seat is to be occupied by a country of: List C Fourth Term 2021/2022/2023, List B Fifth Term 2024/2025/2026, and List A Sixth Term 2027/2028/2029. Guatemala and Argentina reached an agreement to share an FAO Council-elected seat, with Guatemala serving in 2021 and Argentina serving in 2022 and 2023.

Brazil
Null
FAO Council
Null

Brazil and Guatemala reached an agreement to share an FAO Council-elected seat, with Brazil serving in 2021 and 2022 and Guatemala serving in 2023.

Cuba
ECOSOC
Null
Null
Dominican Republic
FAO Council
Null
Null

Argentina and Dominican Republic reached an agreement to share an FAO Council-elected seat, with Argentina serving in 2020 and Dominican Republic serving in 2021 and 2022.

Mexico
Null
ECOSOC
Null
Peru
Null
Null
FAO Council
ECOSOC
FAO Council
Null
Term of office expiring at the end of
List D
2022
2023
2024
Australia
ECOSOC
Null
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
FAO Council
Norway
Null
FAO Council
Null
Spain
ECOSOC
Null
Null
Sweden
Null
Null
ECOSOC
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Null
ECOSOC
Null
United States of America
Null
Null
FAO Council
ECOSOC
FAO Council
Null
Term of office expiring at the end of
List E
2022
2023
2024
Hungary
Null
FAO Council
Null
Poland
Null
ECOSOC
Null
Russian Federation
Null
Null
ECOSOC
ECOSOC
FAO Council
Null