State Members and distribution of seats

This information reproduces the appendix A of the WFP Rules and Regulations.

Developing Countries
List A
Algeria
Angola
Benin
Botswana
Burkina Faso
Burundi
Cameroon
Cabo Verde
Central African Republic
Chad
Comoros
Congo, Republic of the
Côte d’Ivoire
Democratic Republic of the Congo
Djibouti
Egypt
Equatorial Guinea
Eritrea
Ethiopia
Gabon
Gambia
Ghana
Guinea
Guinea-Bissau
Kenya
Lesotho
Liberia
Libya
Madagascar
Malawi
Mali
Mauritania
Mauritius
Morocco
Mozambique
Namibia
Niger
Nigeria
Rwanda
Sao Tome and Principe
Senegal
Seychelles
Sierra Leone
Somalia
South Africa
South Sudan
Sudan
Swaziland
Togo
Tunisia
Uganda
United Republic of Tanzania
Zambia
Zimbabwe
List B - Group I
Afghanistan
Bahrain
Iran, Islamic Republic of
Iraq
Jordan
Kazakhstan
Kuwait
Kyrgyzstan
Lebanon
Oman
Qatar
Saudi Arabia
Syrian Arab Republic
Tajikistan
Turkmenistan
United Arab Emirates
Uzbekistan
Yemen
List B - Group II
Bangladesh
Bhutan
Brunei Darussalam
Cambodia
China
Cook Islands
Democratic People's Republic of Korea
Fiji
India
Indonesia
Kiribati
Lao People's Democratic Republic
Malaysia
Maldives
Marshall Islands
Micronesia, Federated States of
Mongolia
Myanmar
Nauru
Nepal
Niue
Pakistan
Palau
Papua New Guinea
Philippines
Republic of Korea
Samoa
Singapore
Solomon Islands
Sri Lanka
Thailand
Timor-Leste
Tonga
Tuvalu
Vanuatu
Viet Nam
List C
Antigua and Barbuda
Argentina
Bahamas
Barbados
Belize
Bolivia (Plurinational State of)
Brazil
Chile
Colombia
Costa Rica
Cuba
Dominica
Dominican Republic
Ecuador
El Salvador
Grenada
Guatemala
Guyana
Haiti
Honduras
Jamaica
Mexico
Nicaragua
Panama
Paraguay
Peru
Saint Kitts and Nevis
Saint Lucia
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
Suriname
Trinidad and Tobago
Uruguay
Venezuela, Bolivarian Republic of

 

 

Economically Developed Countries
List D
Andorra
Australia
Austria
Belgium
Canada
Cyprus
Denmark
Finland
France
Germany
Greece
Iceland
Ireland
Israel
Italy
Japan
Liechtenstein
Luxembourg
Malta
Monaco
Netherlands
New Zealand
Norway
Portugal
San Marino
Spain
Sweden
Switzerland
Turkey
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
United States of America
List E
Albania
Armenia
Azerbaijan
Belarus
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Bulgaria
Croatia
Czech Republic
Estonia
Georgia
Hungary
Latvia
Lithuania
Moldova, the Republic of
Montenegro
Poland
Romania
Russian Federation
Serbia
Slovakia
Slovenia
The Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia
Ukraine

The Members of the Executive Board shall be elected for a term of three years from among the States included in the lists set out in Appendix A of the General Regulations, in accordance with the following distribution of seats,1 it being understood that this allocation of seats  creates no precedent for the composition of other United Nations bodies of limited membership:

(a)   Eight members from the States included in list A, four members to be elected by the Economic and
        Social Council and four by the Council of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations;

(b)   Seven members from the States included in list B, four members to be elected by the Economic and
        Social Council and three by the Council of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations;

(c)    Five members from the States included in list C, two members to be elected by the Economic and Social
        Council and three by the Council of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations;

(d)   Twelve members from the States included in list D, six members to be elected by the Economic and
        Social Council and six by the Council of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations;

(e)   Three members from the States included in list E, two members to be elected by the Economic and 
        Social Council and one by the Council of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations;

(f)    One additional member rotating among the States included in lists A, B, and C to be elected by the 
        Council of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations; the pattern of rotation shall be as
        follows:

         (i)    A State from list A to be elected to occupy the additional seat every other term, starting from
                 1 January 2012;

        (ii)    A State from list B to be elected to occupy the additional seat every fourth term, starting from
                1 January 2015;

       (iii)    A State from list C to be elected to occupy the additional seat every fourth term, starting from
                1 January 2021.

The rotating seat will henceforth rotate on a permanent basis among the States included in lists A, B and C as described in the paragraph (f) above, without the need for a further review, unless such review is requested by a majority of the Board members and, in any event, not before the completion of one full rotation scheme of four terms.
 

 

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1 The General Assembly and the FAO Conference (in resolutions 65/266 of 7 March 2011 and 7/2011 of 2 July 2011) approved the present distribution of seats with effect from 1 January 2012.