The Global Pulse Confederation is pleased to announce that our outgoing President, Mr Hakan Bahceci, has graciously accepted to be our nominee to represent the GPC in the UN International Year of Pulses Steering Committee (IYP-SC). Hakan has been playing a key role for the pulse industry advocating for the announcement of the IYP since 2013. He has counted on the full support of our organization since the beginning of the process. The GPC is further pleased to announce Gordon Bacon, CEO of Pulse Canada, as Hakan’s alternate in the Committee.

The IYP-SC will be managed by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), which has been nominated to facilitate the implementation of the Year in collaboration with Governments, research,civil society, private sector, non-governmental organizations and all other relevant stakeholders. The Year will be officially launched on November 10 in Rome, where GPC's representatives will be present to kick start the celebrations for the Year. 

Read the announcement letter here.