United Nations

23 December 2021  Health

A $10 million contribution from the United States will assist the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) in its work on COVID-19 response and addressing threats to human, animal and environmental health, including future pandemics. 

 The funding, announced on Thursday, will support the UN agency’s COVID-19 Response and Recovery Programme, part of its broader One Health programme .

The initiative helps safeguard human, animal, plant and environmental health throughout the food chain, from production to consumption and waste management.

FAO joins with partners the World Health Organization (WHO) and the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE), forming a tripartite on the One Health approach, and expands its collaboration with the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) to mainstream and support implementation globally.”