Incumbent Director-General of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) Qu Dongyu was reelected for another four-year term at the 43rd session of the FAO Conference in Rome.
Qu was first elected in June 2019 to head the UN agency and is the first Chinese national to serve in the position.
Since assuming office, Qu has actively led the FAO to address the challenges concerning global food security and contribute to the food and agricultural development of all countries, especially developing countries. His efforts have been extensively recognized by FAO member nations.
Founded in 1945 and headquartered in Italy's capital Rome, FAO is a specialized UN agency leading cooperation in food and agriculture. The organization plays a vital role in global food and agricultural policy exchanges, standard-setting, information gathering and statistics.
(With input from Xinhua)
(Cover: Qu Dongyu attends Indigenous Youth Campaign launch ceremony in Rome, Italy, October 18, 2022. /CFP)