Academic journal article Bulletin of the World Health Organization

New Codex Fund

Academic journal article Bulletin of the World Health Organization

New Codex Fund

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WHO and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) plan to set up a new fund to boost the participation of developing and transition economy countries in setting international food standards.

The United Nations organizations are seeking US$ 3.3 million in annual funding for the FAO-WHO Codex Trust Fund that is to be launched next year.

The new fund, which will run from 2016 to 2027, was endorsed last month by members of the Codex Alimentarius Commission, a global body established by the two United Nations agencies in 1963 to protect consumer health and ensure fair practices in international food trade.

The new fund builds on its predecessor that closes in December having substantially increased participation in Codex activities over the last 12 years, according to the final project evaluation.

"By funding country representatives to attend the Codex meetings, Codex Trust Fund 1 acted as a catalyst for increased participation, exposing them to the Codex process and highlighting the importance of the Codex for their countries," said Catherine Mulholland, who manages the Codex Trust Fund at WHO. …

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