AGP - Special Session of the International Rice Commission
 

Special Session of the International Rice Commission 13-14 June 2013

The 22nd Session of the IRC was convened 29-30 November 2012 but was unable to reach a decision on its future. Background information to the 22nd Session of the IRC may be found here.

The 22nd Session did decide to establish a Working Group to develop a proposal on the future of the Commission and that the proposal would be considered by a Special Session of the Commission 13 -14 June 2013.

The Special Session is scheduled immediately prior to the 38th FAO Conference to ensure a quorum for decision making. Invitations and a provisional agenda for the Special Session were sent to Member countries on 8 March 2013 with a request for response by 2 May 2013. Copies of the invitation and provisional agenda were also posted on the Permanent Representatives website.

The main item on the agenda of the Special Session will be a decision on the future of the Commission. In the invitation Member countries were asked to consider the inclusion of senior policy- makers in their delegations and reminded of the need to submit the credentials of delegates to the Secretariat not later than the opening day of the meeting.

Further documents and information related to the Special Session will be posted here as soon as available.


Meeting documents
  IRC 2013/1 Agenda
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  IRC 2013/2 Annotated agenda
En  Fr  Sp    
  IRC 2013/3 Discussion and decision on the future of the IRC
En  Fr  Sp    
  IRC 2013 Report
En  Fr  Sp    

For further information please contact the Secretariat: IRC2012@fao.org

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