FAO Constitution, Article V.1
Hundred and Thirty-first, Rome, 20 - 25 November 2006
Hundred and Thirtieth, Rome, 28 November 2005
Hundred and Twenty-ninth, Rome, 16-18 November 2005
The Council is the executive organ of the Conference. It exercises powers delegated to it by the Conference and meets at least three times between regular Conference sessions. The Council comprises 49 Member Nations each elected by the Conference for a three-year term with one-third of the membership standing down each year.
An Independent Chairperson of the Council is appointed by the Conference for a renewable two-year term. The present incumbent, Mohammed Saeid Noori-Naeini (Iran, Islamic Republic of), was appointed by the Conference in 2005 for a term of office expiring at the conclusion of the 2007 Conference session.
Independent Chairperson of the Council: Mohammed Saeid Noori-Naeini
(as from 1 January 2006)
1 Term of office until 31 December 2006.