REPORT OF THE COUNCIL OF FAO
Tenth and Eleventh Sessions
25 October – 1 November and 13 – 14 November 1950
Washington, D.C., U.S.A.
FOOD AND AGRICULTURE ORGANIZATION OF THE UNITED NATIONS
Washington, D. C., U.S.A.
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I. PREPARATIONS FOR THE SPECIAL SESSION OF THE CONFERENCE
II. ACTIVITIES OF THE ORGANIZATION
1. The World Situation of Food and Agriculture in 1949/50 and the Outlook for 1950/51
2. Commodity Problems
3. Technical Assistance for Economic Development
4. Relief and Rehabilitation Activities in Korea
5. Relations with the United Nations, Specialized Agencies, and Other International Organizations
6. Long-Term Policies and Objectives of FAO
7. Article XI Reports
8. Standing Advisory Committees
III. CONSTITUTIONAL, ADMINISTRATIVE, AND FINANCIAL QUESTIONS
1. Establishment of Permanent Headquarters
2. Financial Matters
Action Taken in Preparation for the Special Session of the Conference
Audited Accounts for 1949
Financial Position of the Organization
Methods of Securing Payment of Arrears of Contributions
Establishment of a Special Fund
Quarterly Statement of Expenditure
Program of Work and Budget for 1951
Revision of the Scale of Contributions
Status of Original Members of the Organization which Signed the Constitution Ad Referendum and Maintain that Their Membership Dates Only from Ratification
Terms of Appointment of Chairman of the Council
Other Actions Related to Finance
Transfers in the 1949 and 1950 Budgets
Depositories for Safekeeping of Funds
Co-operative Projects Undertaken by the International Rice Commission
Rules of Procedure of the Council
Appointment of External Auditor
Receipt of a Gift
Matters Referred to the Committee on Financial Control
3. Committee Appointments
Committee on the Scale of Contributions
Committee on Nominations for the Chairman of the Council and the Director-General
Committee on Financial Control
Committee on Relationships with International Organizations
Chairman of the Appeals Committee
4. Authentic French and Spanish Texts of Constitution, Rules, and Regulations
5. Administrative Tribunal
6. Suggestion Concerning the Establishment of an FAO Week
7. Date and Place of Next Session of the Council
A. Agenda for the Tenth and Eleventh Sessions of the Council
B. Provisional Agenda Approved by the Council for the Special Session of the Conference
C. Delegation of Authority to the Committee on Financial Control
D. Representatives, Alternates, Associates, and Advisers of the Members of the Council, and Observers
The Council of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations held its Tenth and Eleventh Sessions immediately prior to and following the Special Session of the Organization's Conference, which was held in Washington, D.C., U.S.A., 3–11 November 1950. The Government of the United States of America lent the facilities of its Department of State for the Tenth Session, and of its Department of Agriculture for the Eleventh Session.
The main purpose of the Tenth Session was to make the necessary preparations for the Special Session of the Conference. It also considered certain substantive problems, some of which were taken up again at the Eleventh Session of the Council, meeting after the Conference.
In view of the close relationship between the work of the two sessions, the Council decided to present the record of its actions in the form of one report.
The agenda of the Tenth and Eleventh Sessions, as adopted by the Council, appear in Appendix A, page 35.
Approval of Minutes of the Ninth Session
The Council at its Tenth Session approved the minutes of the Ninth Session, held in Rome, May 1950.
Election of Vice-Chairmen of the Council*
At its Eleventh Session, the Council unanimously agreed to appoint Sir Ralph Enfield (United Kingdom) as first Vice-Chairman and U. Myat Tun (Burma) as second Vice-Chairman of the Council.
* The Special Session of the Conference had reappointed Viscount Bruce of Melbourne as Independent Chairman of the Council.