FC 104/INF/1

Finance Committee

Hundred and fourth Session

Rome, 15 – 19 September 2003

Provisional Timetable

Lebanon Room (Room D-209)


Monday15 September
09.30 hrs

Item 1
Adoption of Provisional Agenda and Timetable
(docs. FC 104/1; FC 104/1 Add.1 and FC 104/INF/1)
Item 2
Programme and Budgetary Transfers (doc. FC 104/2)
Item 3
Financial Highlights and Status of Current Assessments and Arrears (doc. FC 104/3)
Item 4
Staffing of the Treasury Function (doc. FC 104/4)
Item 5
Report on Support Costs Expenditure and Recoveries
(doc. FC 104/5)
14.30 hrs

Item 10
Liabilities for After Service Medical Costs
(doc. FC 104/10)

Item 13
Split Assessments (doc. FC 104/13)
16 September

09.30 hrs

Item 6
Audited Accounts
(i) FAO Credit Union 2002 (doc. FC 104/6(i))
(ii) FAO Commissary 2002 (doc. FC 104/6(ii))
Item 7
Progress Report on Implementation of the External Auditor’s Recommendations (doc. FC 104/7)
Item 8
Programme of Work of the External Auditor 2004-2005
(doc. FC 104/8)
Item 11
Incentive Scheme to Encourage Prompt Payment of Contributions – Determination of Discount Rate
(doc. FC 104/11)
Item 15
Progress Report on Human Resources Management Issues (including Recommendations of Joint Inspection Unit on Human Resources Management issues (doc. FC 104/15)
14.30 hrs Item 14
Capital Budgeting (doc. FC 104/14)
Item 12
Programme of Work and Budget 2004-2005
(doc. C 2003/3)
17 September

10.00 hrs

Item 1
Adoption of the Agenda (doc. JM 03.2/1)
Item 2
Programme of Work and Budget 2004-05 (doc. C 2003/3)
Item 3
The Independence and Location of the Evaluation Service – Further Analysis of Options (doc. JM 03.2/3)
Item 4
Savings and Efficiencies in Governance- Meetings of the Committee on Commodity Problems (CCP) and the Committee on Agriculture (COAG) (doc. JM 03.2/4)
Item 5
Any Other Business
18 September

09.30 hrs

Item 9
JIU Reports:
- Extension of Water-related Technical Cooperation Projects to End-beneficiaries: Bridging the Gap between the Normative and the Operational in the United Nations System (Case Studies in Two African Countries) (JIU/REP/2002/4 (doc. CL 124/INF/111/ and doc. CL 125/INF/17)
 - Involvement of Civil Society Organizations other than NGOs and the Private Sector in Technical Cooperation Activities: Experiences and Prospects of the United Nations System (JIU/REP/2002/1) (doc. CL 124/INF/18)1/
- Reform of the Administration of Justice in the United Nations System: Options for Higher Recourse Instances (JIU/REP/2002/5) (doc. CL 125/INF/12)
- United Nations System Revenue-producing Activities (JIU/REP/2002/6) (doc. CL 125/INF/13)
- Implementation of Multilingualism in the United Nations System (JIU/REP/2002/11)
(doc. CL 125/INF/14)
- Annual Report of the Joint Inspection Unit (A/58/34) (doc. CL 125/INF/10)
- Programme of Work of the Joint Inspection Unit for 2003 (A/58/64) (doc. CL 125/INF/11)
- Managing Information in the UN System Organizations: Management Information System (JIU/REP/2002/9) (doc. CL 125/INF/15)
- Evaluation of United Nations System Response in East Timor: Coordination and Effectiveness (JIU/REP/2002/10) (doc. CL 125/INF/16)
Item 16
Recommendations and Decisions of the ICSC and UN Joint Staff Pension Board to the General Assembly (including Changes in Salary Scales and Allowances (doc. FC 104/16)
Item 17
Methodology for the Determination of Equitable Geographic Distribution (doc. CL 124/15-Add.1)2/
14.30 hrs Item 18
Working Methods of the Finance Committee (no document)
Item 19
Date and Place of the Hundred and fifth Session
Item 20
Any Other Matters- JIU Report on Review of Management and Administration in FAO: Action Plan
(doc. PC 90/6 b) / FC 104/INF/20(a))
19 September

09.30 hrs

Adoption of the Report of the Joint Meeting
14.30 hrs Adoption of the Report of the Finance Committee



1/ Despatched for the 102nd Session of the Finance Committee

2/ Document from 124th Session of the Council