Mario Arvelo in the Appeals Committee
Taking into account his training and experience in Labor Law, in 2014 the Council of the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) elected Mario Arvelo as Deputy Chair of the Appeals Committee, whose jurisdiction includes FAO and the World Food Programme (WFP). Educated by two former Ministers of Labor —the eminent Dominican experts Rafael Alburquerque and Milton Ray Guevara—, Arvelo has been a professor of the subject at Pontificia Universidad Católica Madre y Maestra of Santo Domingo, and served as a corporate lawyer specializing in workplace conflict resolution in the main banking entity in his country —Banco Popular Dominicano— and in the foremost telecommunications company, the Dominican Telephone Company (Codetel/Claro).
The committee impanels five members operating in chambers, that is to say, its meetings are closed to the public in order to protect the appellants’ privacy. Regulations provide for deliberations to be chaired by an Ambassador, with the participation of four United Nations officials: two appointed by the Director-General of FAO and the Executive Director of WFP, and another two chosen by the respective international civil servants associations. The committee’s recommendations can be appealed to the Administrative Tribunal of the International Labor Organization.
Other links to Mario Arvelo’s work in the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)
- Mario Arvelo at FAO
- With the Director-General
- In Council (Candidate for Chair of Council 2021-23)
- In the Committee on World Food Security
- In the Committee on Agriculture
- In the Global Soils Partnership
- In the Commission on Finance, Budget, and Reform
- In the Programme Committee
- In the Appeals Committee
- In the Regional Conferences
- In the Committee on Forestry
- In field inspection visits