The elections for the next director-general of the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) will take place in June 2019. The FAO, the specialized agency of the United Nations that leads international efforts to fight hunger, works to achieve food security for all and make sure that people have regular access to enough food to lead active and healthy lives. What are the main challenges that the FAO will have to face in the future? What kind of measures can the FAO rely on in order to enact its policies? And how can it contribute to achieving the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals?