Topic outline

This series of four courses is designed to improve understanding of Codex Alimentarius and develop sustainable national capacities to engage in and benefit from Codex work. The fourth course gives an overview of the FAO/WHO Coordinating Committees, and describes the roles, functions and responsibilities of Coordinators (often referred to as “regional coordinators”) and Members of the region. It will be particularly useful to policy-makers and national officials involved in food control and Codex work.


People who are involved in national food control and Codex work, with the following profiles, will benefit from taking this course:

  • Government officials
  • Codex Contact Points
  • National food standards officials

  • The roles and functions of FAO/WHO Coordinating Committees.
  • The benefits of effective engagement in FAO/WHO Coordinating Committees.
  • The roles, functions and responsibilities Coordinators and Members of the region.
  • How to participate actively in FAO/WHO Coordinating Committees.

The course consists of 2 lessons of approximately 40-50 minutes duration each:

  • Lesson 1 – FAO/WHO Coordinating Committees
  • Lesson 2 – Coordinators and Members of the region

The online version of this course runs on the latest versions of the major browsers, such as Chrome, Safari, Edge and Firefox.

The downloadable version only runs on Windows PC’s and no additional software is needed.

Digital certification

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