Mario Arvelo in the Appeals Committee

Mario Arvelo prepares to chair a session of the Appeals Committee, a joint body of the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the World Food Programme (WFP). Arvelo, who has taught Labor Law at Pontificia Universidad Católica Madre y Maestra of Santo Domingo, has been Deputy Chair of the committee since 2014, a position to which he was elected by the FAO Council. [Photo by Michelle McCormack]

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).


Mario Arvelo and the Secretary of the Appeals Committee of the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the World Food Programme (WFP) Nicola Ferri [Photo courtesy of Michelle McCormack]

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.


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