The UN's Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) headquarters in Rome. The FAO’s 197 member nations will vote for its next director general this month. File photo: AFPThe UN's Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) headquarters in Rome. The FAO’s 197 member nations will vote for its next director general this month. File photo: AFP
The UN's Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) headquarters in Rome. The FAO’s 197 member nations will vote for its next director general this month. File photo: AFP

World poised for secret ballot that could pick China to lead FAO, the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation

  • UN Food and Agriculture Organisation’s 197 member nations will hold vote this month for next director general
  • Insiders say China has been able to use its financial power to leverage support from allies in Africa

Topic |   United Nations
The UN's Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) headquarters in Rome. The FAO’s 197 member nations will vote for its next director general this month. File photo: AFPThe UN's Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) headquarters in Rome. The FAO’s 197 member nations will vote for its next director general this month. File photo: AFP
The UN's Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) headquarters in Rome. The FAO’s 197 member nations will vote for its next director general this month. File photo: AFP
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