On the final day of the 42nd session of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) Conference, a simultaneous secret and direct referendum was held in this capital, New York, in virtual form.
The 79-year-old European diplomat received the support of 104 member states of the organization, compared to 62 representatives of the Dominican Republic’s ambassador Mario Arvelo, which had three votes in the second round of voting.
As soon as the results of the vote were known, several delegates intervened and, on behalf of their countries or regional groups, congratulated the new independent president of the Council, in which Arvelo and the other candidate were Hungarian Soltan Kalman from the first round.
Hogwin, the winner of the Pakistani Khalid Mehboob, has so far chaired the FAO Project Committee, respectively, as a member of the Executive Committee of the World Food Program and as a member of the International Fund for Agricultural Development.
Previously, he was the Director General of Agriculture and Nature Management in his country’s Ministry of Economic Affairs, after which he developed a career in the international arena by participating in companies and events.
The FAO Council is made up of 49 delegates from its 194 member countries and serves as the conference’s executive committee on a number of responsibilities, including agenda and budget, between its twentieth meetings.
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