International Olive Council

The International Olive Council is the world’s only international intergovernmental organisation in the field of olive oil and table olives. It was set up in Madrid, Spain, in 1959, under the auspices of the United Nations. Mr. Abdellatif Ghedira, Executive Director of the International Olive Council (IOC) and Mr. Cosimo Lacirignola, the Secretary General of the CIHEAM signed in Tunis, the 15th of July 2016, a Memorandum of Cooperation to strengthen their joint activities which contribute to the sustainable development of olive growing in the Mediterranean region.

Read the Press Release (French)