Russia to make $100,000 voluntary contribution to UN Food & Agriculture Organization in 2012

Russia will make an earmarked voluntary contribution of $100,000 to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations in 2012, according to a government order signed on July 19.

The purpose of these funds is to finance expenditures associated with the activities of the High Level Panel of Experts on Food Security and Nutrition. The government has instructed the Foreign Ministry to inform the FAO of its decision, and it has ordered the Agriculture, Foreign and Finance Ministries to agree on the conditions and procedure for making the contribution with the FAO.

Russia will contribute the funds via budget allocations under the item 'International Relations and International Cooperation.'

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