Description

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) is a specialized agency of the United Nations that leads international efforts to defeat hunger and improve nutrition and food security. Its Latin motto, fiat panis, translates to "let there be bread". It was founded on 16 October 1945.

The FAO is composed of 195 members (including 194 countries and the European Union). It is headquartered in Rome, Italy, and maintains regional and field offices around the world, operating in over 130 countries. It helps governments and development agencies coordinate their activities to improve and develop agriculture, forestry, fisheries, and land and water resources. It also conducts research, provides technical assistance to projects, operates educational and training programs, and collects data on agricultural output, production, and development.

Obverse

Depicts 70, the logo of FAO (with its Latin motto "fiat panis", translates to "let there be bread") as zero of 70 surrounded by two circles between them wheat and the inscriptions in English above and in Arabic below.

FOOD AND AGRICULTURE ORGANIZATION OF THE UNITED NATIONS
70
FAO
FIAT PANIS
منظمة الأغذية والزراعة للأمم المتحدة

Reverse

Country name in Arabic, 3 wheat flanks with two buds above a half-circle of water divided denomination and year of issue in Gregorian and Hijri (both in Arabic).

مصر العربية
جمهورية
مائة جنيه
١٤٣٧هـ - ٢٠١٥م

Edge
Characteristics
Type Commemorative Issue (Non-circulating)
Material Silver
Fineness 0.720
Weight 25 g
Diameter 36.5 mm
Thickness -
Shape round
Alignment Medal
Mint
Cairo Mint

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