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Volume: 5 Number: 16

Title: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, Legal Office

Source/Sponsoring Agency: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations. Legal Office


Date Checked: 1/27/2003      Status: Active

Date Annotated: 3/20/2000

Topics: Agriculture Law; Food and Drug Law

Other keywords: Agriculture; United Nations

Contents: In accordance with the statutory texts and Constitution of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), the FAO Legal Office provides in-house counsel to ensure that the Organization’s activities are performed in a manner consistent with its status as an organization of the United Nations. The Legal Office also provides legal advisory services to Member Nations, and assists with the creation of treaties deposited with the FAO. The text and status of these treaties are available on the FAO Legal Office website, as are the Constitution and other basic texts of the FAO. The website provides information for visitors to order FAO-published legal studies, but does not provide the text of the studies or abstracts. Visitors may read the Legal Office’s occasional papers in Adobe Acrobat format, however. The Legal Office also maintains a database (FAOLEX) of collected legislation on food, agriculture, and renewable natural resources. All information is indexed and abstracted, and classified by subject and key words. Documents available are indexed and summarized in English, French or Spanish.

Author of Annotation: B. Kreisler

Last Modified: 6/20/2012