Constitution of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) on October 16, 1945

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CONSTITUTION
OF THE FOOD AND AGRICULTURE ORGANIZATION OF THE UNITED NATIONS (FAO)
ON OCTOBER 16, 1945

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* Article 57 says: "1. The various specialized agencies, established by intergovernmental agreement and having wide international responsibilities, as defined in their basic instruments, in economic, social, cultural, educational, health, and related fields, shall be brought into relationship with the United Nations in accordance with the provisions of Article 63.

2. Such agencies thus brought into relationship with the United Nations are hereinafter referred to as specialized agencies."

Article 63 says: "1. The Economic and Social Council may enter into agreements with any of the agencies referred to in Article 57, defining the terms on which the agency concerned shall be brought into relationship with the United Nations. Such agreements shall be subject to approval by the General Assembly.

2. It may co-ordinate the activities of the specialized agencies through consultation with and recommendations to such agencies and through recommendations to the General Assembly and to the Members of the United Nations."