During 1985 and 1986 the 40th anniversary of FAO was celebrated. Many countries issued stamps and coins to commemorate this event. Special events were organised all over the world.
The 23rd FAO Conference in November 1985 marked the organization's 40th anniversary. Keynote speakers were pope John Paul II, president François Mitterrand of France, president Soeharto of Indonesia and president Garcia of Peru (photo: FAO).
Address to the 23rd FAO Conference by pope John Paul II on