November 1981 Rome, Italy - General view of Plenary Hall and podium during the speech of Jorge Ruben Aguado, Chairman.
The 21st Session of the FAO Conference opened at the headquarters of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) on Saturday 7 November. The Conference, the supreme governing body of FAO, consists of delegates from member nations. It meets biennially to review and approve the Director-General's Programme of Work and Budget for the coming biennium to discuss major policy issues on world food and agriculture; to consider applications for membership in the Organization from new member nations, and to deal with other relevant matters. The 21st Session of the Conference closed on 26 November.