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ANNEX
REPORT ON UNSCHEDULED AND CANCELLED SESSIONS

(1 June 1995 - 31 December 1997)

In Resolution 21/67, adopted in November 1967, the Conference had authorized the Director-General to convene sessions of FAO bodies and expert consultations other than those approved in the Programme of Work and Budget (PWB), provided that such sessions be reported to the next Council session. Subsequently the Council agreed at its Hundred-and-Second Session (November 1992) that information on unscheduled and cancelled sessions should henceforward be provided in successive Programme Implementation Reports (PIR). The PIR 1994-95 reported on unscheduled and cancelled sessions covering the period from 1 June 1993 to 31 May 1995. This PIR reports on scheduled and cancelled sessions for the 1996-97 biennium and for the period from 1 June 1995 to 31 December 1995.

The starting point of reporting for the 1996-97 biennium is the revised list of scheduled sessions adopted by the Joint Meeting of the Seventy-fourth Programme Committee and the Eighty-fourth Finance Committee in May 1996 (PC 74/2-FC 84/4) which contained a reduction of 21 sessions compared to the list given in the supplement to the PWB 1996-97 (C 95/3-Sup.1).

The following data summarize the movements during the reporting period:

1 June - 31 December 1995 7 unscheduled
19 cancellations
1996-1997 39 unscheduled
56 cancellations

Details of these sessions are provided in the following pages which follow the format of previous reports. Meetings that have no inter-governmental character such as consultations of the FAO secretariat with stakeholders, as well as informal briefings of Permanent Representatives and non-FAO meetings held on FAO premises are not included in this list.


PLANNED SESSIONS CANCELLED (19)

1 JUNE 1995 - 31 DECEMBER 1995

Sub-Programme Session No. Title and Scheduled Location Estimated Cost

US $

Reason for cancellation
2.1.1.3.0 AGL 809 Expert Consultation on Economic Evaluation of Block Demonstrations - Rome, Italy 2 000 Unavailability of documents expected from individual experts
2.1.2.4.0 AGP 717B-13 Panel of Experts on Pesticide Specifications, Registration Requirements and Application Standards (Group on Registration Requirements) - Geneva, Switzerland 3 300 Postponed to 1996
2.1.2.7.0 RAPA 839 Expert Consultation on Root and Tuber Crops Production in Pacific Islands - Location undetermined 3 000 Cancelled due to extended vacancies
2.1.4.1.0 AGR 801 Expert Consultation on Analysis of Impact of Research on Agricultural Production and Development - Los Baņos, Philippines 4 000 Cancelled due to extended vacancies
2.1.4.4.0 AGR 907 Sub-Regional Workshop on Remote Sensing for Decision Makers - Romania 1 000 Postponed to 1996 at the request of cooperating agencies (EC/ESA)
2.1.4.7.0 RAPA 841 Expert Consultation on Research and Research Management Priorities in Asia-Pacific Region - Bangkok, Thailand 3 000 Cancelled due to extended vacancies
2.1.6.5.0 CX 709-15 Codex Committee on Fats and Oils - London, UK NIL Postponed to the next biennium at the request of the host government
2.1.6.5.0 CX 732-4 Codex Coordinating Committee for North America and the South-West Pacific - New Zealand NIL Postponed to the next biennium at the request of the host government
2.1.8.3.0 ESC 710-11 Intergovernmental Group on Citrus Fruit - São Paulo, Brazil 25 420 Postponed to the next biennium at the request of the host government
2.2.1.2.0 FI 801 Technical Consultation on High Seas Fishery Statistics -Rome, Italy 500 Postponed to the next biennium pending outcome of the UN Conference on Straddling Fish Stocks and Highly Migratory Fish Stocks scheduled for 1996-97 and eliminated in PC 74/2-FC84/4
2.2.1.2.0 FI 804 Technical Consultation on High Seas Vessel Register - Rome, Italy 500 Cancelled pending coming into force of the Agreement to Promote Compliance with International Conservation and Management Measures by Fishing Vessels on the High Seas
2.2.3.2.0 FI 705-66 IPFC Executive Committee - Bangkok, Thailand 800 Postponed to 1996 since the Commission is scheduled for 1996 and the Executive Committee would have a better opportunity to review the achievements of the intersessional activities
2.2.3.2.0 FI 712-7 CIFA Sub-Committee for Lake Tanganyika - Location undetermined 31 000 Postponed to the 1996-97 biennium to finalize arrangements with host government
2.2.3.2.0 FI-713-1 Advisory Committee on Fisheries Research - Rome, Italy 500 Postponed to the 1996-97 biennium to allow more time for the preparation of the first session of the Committee
2.2.3.2.0 FI 746 CIFA Working Party on Aquaculture - Location undetermined 31 000 Postponed to the 1996-97 biennium to await the outcome of complementary activities having a direct bearing on the work of the working party
2.2.3.2.0 FI 780-7 IOFC Committee for the Development and Management of Fisheries in the Southwest Indian Ocean - Mombasa, Kenya 23 000 Postponed to the 1996-97 biennium to finalize arrangements with host government
2.3.3.2.0 FO 901 Workshop on Forestry Statistics - Rome, Italy NIL Cancelled due to extended vacancies
2.3.3.3.0 FO 718-12 Near East Forestry Commission - Iran 35 000 Cancelled due to extended vacancies
2.3.3.3.0 FO 733-11 Committee on Forest Development in the Tropics - Rome, Italy 29 000 Timing of session no longer appropriate since COFO and First Ministerial Meeting held in 1995

PLANNED SESSIONS CANCELLED 1996-97 (56)

Sub-programme Session No. Title Direct Cost

US$

Reason for Cancellation
1.1.1.5.0 CC 705-68 Committee on Constitutional and Legal Matters (CCLM), Rome, May 1997 25,250 Postponed to 1998-99
1.1.1.5.0 CC 705-69 Committee on Constitutional and Legal Matters (CCLM), Rome, October 1997 25,250 Postponed to 1998-99
2.1.1.3.0 AGL 801 Expert Consultation on Fertilizer Strategies, Rome, May 1997 13,000 Replaced by AGL 711 Consultative Working Group of the Commission on Fertilizers
2.1.1.3.0 AGL 803 Expert Consultation on Integrated Plant Nutrition Systems, Rome, December 1996 13,000 Postponed to the 1998-99 Biennium
2.1.1.4.0 AGL 811 Expert Consultation on Agricultural Water Pollution, Rome, September 1996 3,000 Programme Adjustment
2.1.1.4.0 AGL/SAFR 808 Technical Consultation on National Water Policy Reform in SADC Countries, Harare, October 1996 2,000 Postponed in consultation with partners SADC and EU
2.1.1.5.0 AGL/SAFR 905 Training Course on Management of Problem Soils in Africa, Harare, September 1996 4,000 Replaced by workshop organised by National Institution with FAO contribution
2.1.2.1.0 AGP 803-12 Working Group of the CGRFA, Rome, May 1997 35,000 Postponed to 1998-99
2.1.2.2.0 RAP 824 Regional Expert Consultation on Asian Network on Sericulture Research and Development, Bangkok, October 1996 2,000 Cancelled due to extended vacancy
2.1.2.2.0 RAP 842 Expert Consultation on Enhanced Crop Production for Food Security, Bangkok, October 1997 3,000 Cancelled due to extended vacancy
2.1.2.4.0 AGP 717B13 Panel of Experts on Pesticide Specifications, Registration Requirements and Application Standards (Group on Registration Requirements), Rome, January 1996 2,800 Postponed to 1998-99
2.1.2.4.0 AGP 717D4 Panel of Experts on Pesticide Specifications, Registration Requirements, Application Standards and Prior Informed Consent (PIC) (Group on Prior Informed Consent), Rome, February 1996 800 Cancelled as negotiations on a legally binding instrument have continued into the 1998-99 biennium
2.1.2.4.0 RAP 832 Expert Consultation on Pest Surveillance, Monitoring and Crop Loss Assessment System, undet., October 1996 3,000 Programme adjustment
2.1.2.4.0 RAP 838 Expert Consultation on the Development of Bio-Pesticides Use in Pest Management, Wuhan, China, August 1997 3,000 Postponed to 1998-99
2.1.2.4.0 RAP 843 Expert Consultation on the Development of a Monitoring and Forecasting System of Migratory Pests in Asian Countries, Bangkok, November 1997 3,000 Subject matter had been covered by national/sub-regional/regional projects and programmes
2.1.2.4.0 SAP 701 South Pacific Plant Protection Commission, Noumea, February 1997 3,000 Activity taken over by the South Pacific Plant Protection Organisation
2.1.3.3.0 RAP 812 Regional Expert Consultation on Animal Feed Production from Tropical Forests in Asia-Pacific, Bangkok, October 1996 3,000 Programme adjustment due to extended vacancy and resource re-allocation
2.1.3.3.0 RAP 820 Regional Expert Consultation on Milk and Milk Product Exports and Imports, Bangkok, August 1997 3,000 Programme adjustment due to extended vacancy
2.1.3.6.0 RAP 813 Regional Expert Consultation on Rinderpest Coordination in South Asia, Bangkok, October 1996 2,000 Programme adjustment due to activity being integrated into SAREC, substance also covered, during 1998-99 under RAP 824 Regional Consultation on Rinderpest Control
2.1.4.1.0 RAP 815 Expert Consultation on Farming Systems Research and Development Revisited: Lessons from the Past, Bangkok, March 1997 3,000 Intended substance was already covered by other meetings and field projects
2.1.4.2.0 AGS 706-13 Panel of Experts on Agricultural Engineering, Rome, February 1996 4,000 Programme adjustment
2.1.4.4.0 AGS 802 Joint FAO/WHO/IAEA Expert Consultation on Food Irradiation, Geneva (WHO), September 1996 1,000 Programme adjustment
2.1.4.4.0 RAP 827 Regional Expert Consultation on the Processing of Products and By-Products from Paddy Rice in Asia, Bangkok, August 1997 5,500 Intended transfer of know-how now achieved by a publication on the subject
2.1.9.3.0 RNE 708-7 Near East Regional Commission on Agriculture, Undet., May 1997 43,000 Postponed to 1998-99 to await result of the Review of FAO Statutory Bodies, the results of an internal evaluation and the determination of the host country
2.2.1.1.0 ESN 802 FAO/WHO Expert Consultation on Calcium and Vitamin D, Geneva (Switzerland), November 1995 1,000 Issue of Calcium and Vitamin D was already covered by another meeting in which FAO and WHO participated
2.2.1.5.0 CX 713-19 Codex Committee on Processed Fruits and Vegetables, Washington D.C., February 1997 NIL Postponed to 1998-99
2.2.2.2.0 ESS 705-1 Working Group (FAO-OAS/CIE-IICA) on Agricultural and Livestock Statistics, Costa Rica, November 1996 12,000 Postponed to 1998-99
2.2.3.2.0 REU 702-82 ECA Executive Committee - 82nd Session, Rome, November 1996 12,900 Postponed to 1998-99 as the 81st Session was postponed due to the World Food Summit
2.2.4.2.0 ESC 721-7 Intergovernmental Group on Wine and Vine Products, Rome, November 1996 19,175 Programme adjustment
2.3.2.2.0 RAP 903 Regional Planning Workshop for Sustainable Aquaculture, Bangkok, September 1997 24,000 A similar workshop had been held by the ADB and the Network of Aquaculture Centres
2.3.4.2.0 FI 714-1 ACFR Working Party on Small Pelagic Resources, Rome, November 1996 500 Postponed to 1998-99 due to scheduling of the parent body
2.3.4.2.0 FI 717-52 GFCM Executive Committee, Rome, May 1997 500 Cancelled due to change in rules of procedure of GFCM
2.3.4.2.0 FI 728-3 EIFAC Working Party on Effects of Physical Modifications of Aquatic Habitat on Fish Populations, undet., August 1996 500 Will be held in conjunction with the International Symposium on Management and Ecology of River Fisheries, University of Humberside, Hull, U
2.3.4.2.0 FI 753-3 GESAMP Task Force on Integrated Coastal Area Management, Rome, October 1997 500 Working group completed its task and was disbanded
2.3.4.2.0 FI 761-4 GESAMP Working Group on Environmental Impacts of Coastal Aquaculture, Rome, September 1997 500 Postponed to 1998-99 to absorb divisional budget reduction
2.3.4.2.0 FI 788-4 EIFAC Working Party on Stocking, Hull, UK, April 1997 500 Substance already covered by a meeting organised by the European Ichthological Society
2.3.4.2.0 FI 792-2 EIFAC Ad Hoc Working Party on Aquatic Resource Management in Aquaculture, Rome, June 1997 500 Postponed to 1998-99 to allow more time for preparation of technical documentation
2.3.4.2.0 FI 793 ACFR Working Party on Food Policy for Fisheries, Rome, September 1997 500 Postponed to 1998-99
2.3.4.2.0 FI 794 EIFAC Working Party on Social and Economic Aspects of Inland Fisheries and Aquaculture in Europe, Rome, September 1996 500 Postponed to 1998-99
2.3.4.2.0 FI/RAF 746-3 CIFA Working Party on Aquaculture, Africa, September 1996 32,500 Programme adjustment due to extended vacancy
2.3.4.2.0 FI/RAP 710-1 APFIC Committee on Aquaculture and Inland Fisheries, Bangkok, November 1996 34,000 Postponed to 1998-99
2.3.4.2.0 FI/RAP 770-1 APFIC Working Party on Aquaculture and Inland Fisheries, Bangkok, November 1996 NIL Postponed to 1998-99
2.3.4.2.0 FI/RAP 779-2 APFIC Committee on Marine Fisheries, Undet., November 1996 34,000 Postponed to 1998-99
2.3.4.2.0 FI/RLC 758-8 Commission for Inland Fisheries of Latin America (COPESCAL), Undet., December 1996 41,900 Cancelled to focus limited resources on main sessions of COPESCAL
2.3.4.2.0 FI 803-3 Technical Consultation on Stock Assessment in the Black Sea (GFCM), Undet., February 1996 20,500 Postponed to 1998-99
2.4.1.1.0 FO/RLC 810 Expert Consultation on Criteria and Indicators for Sustainable Forest Management for Central America and the Caribbean, Costa Rica, November 1996 33,500 Meeting organised by CCAD with FAO contribution
2.4.1.3.0 FO 812 Technical Consultation on Protected Areas and Rural Development, Undet., November 1996 31,500 Postponed to 1998-99 as FO 802
2.4.2.1.0 FO 821 Expert Consultation on Bioenergy, Environment and Development, Asia, February 1996 2,500 Programme adjustment
2.4.3.1.0 FO/RLC 901 Workshop on Forestry Policies in Central American Countries, Undet., January 1997 3,500 Meeting organised by CCAD
2.4.3.3.0 FO 820 Expert Consultation on Conflict Management/Resolution, Rome, September 1996 21,200 Programme adjustment
2.4.3.3.0 RAP 830 Regional Expert Consultation on Decentralization and Devolution of Forest Management, Bangkok, July 1996 3,000 Substance covered by a workshop of the Regional Community Training Centre in Bangkok
2.5.1.1.0 SDR 801 Expert Consultation on the Analysis of the Impact of Research on Agricultural Production and Development, Los Baņos (Phil), 1996 4,000 Programme adjustment
2.5.1.3.0 RNE 901 Regional Workshop on Re-orienting Extension and In-service Training Programmes to improve Environment Management SARD and Food Security, Teheran, April 1996 26,500 Substance of workshop was covered by Regional Institution with FAO support
2.5.2.1.0 RNE 902 Workshop on Socio-Economic and Gender Analysis (SEGA) Training, Undet., May 1997 2,000 Substance of workshop covered by extra-budgetary funded projects
2.5.2.3.0 RAP 835-3 Consultation of the Regional Network for the Development of Agricultural Cooperatives in Asia and the Pacific (NEDAC), Bangkok, October 1996 3,000 Replaced by RAP 901 Regional Workshop on Strengthening and Management and Development of Agricultural Cooperatives
2.5.3.2.0 RAP 809 Regional Expert Consultation on the Poverty Alleviation Programmes, Bangkok, August 1996 3,000 Programme adjustment - Cancelled to absorb divisional budget reduction

UNSCHEDULED SESSIONS APPROVED (7)

1 JUNE - 31 DECEMBER 1995

Sub-Programme Session No. Title, Location, Dates and Remarks Estimated Cost

US $

Art. of Const. and Category
1.1.1.1.0 GID 801 Ministerial Meeting on World Food Security including 50th Anniversary Commemoration, Quebec, 14-16 October 1995. Gathering of Ministers at the invitation of the Director-General. Cost covered by host Government NIL VI.5 (1)
1.1.1.2.0 CC 702-108 (GI) Open-ended Working Group on the Fiftieth Anniversary: Declaration on Food and Agriculture, Rome, 11 July 1995. Requested by the 108th Council 8 000 V (1)
1.1.1.3.0. CC 704 WG-1 Working group of the Finance Committee (1st Session), Rome, 25-29 September 1995. The establishment of this group was decided by the 81st Session of the Finance Committee to review: (i) the presentation of financial information to members; and (ii) the working methods of the Committee 3 500 V-6 (1)
2.1.1.3.0 AGL 711 Consultative Working Group of the FAO Commission on Fertilizers, Rome, 9 November 1995. To plan for the forthcoming session of the Commission 6 000 VI-1 (1)
2.1.2.4.0 AGP 810 AGP 801 Expert Consultation on Desert Locust Surveys, Oman, 9-13 December. Recommended by the 2nd Meeting of EMPRES Liaison Officers held in Cairo, August 1995 500 VI - 4 (5)
2.2.3.2.0 CC 702-108 (FI) Technical Committee on the Code of Conduct for Responsible Fisheries (2nd Session), Rome, 25-29 September 1995. Requested by the 108th Council 30 000 V (1)
2.1.5.7.0 RNEA 810 Expert Consultation on Rural Women and Sustainable Development 1 000 VI (4)

UNSCHEDULED SESSIONS APPROVED 1996-1997 (39)

Sub-Programme Session No. Title, Location, Dates and Remarks Estimated Direct Cost

US $

Art. of Const. and Category
1.1.1.3.0 CC 704-83 Finance Committee (83rd Session), Rome, 16 January 1996. Convened by the Director-General in consultation with the Chairman to examine the proposed changes to the WFP financial regulations before the next CFS. Cost borne by WFP NIL V-6 (1)
2.1.1.1.0 AGL 815 Expert Consultation on Land and Water Resources Information Systems for Food Security, Rome, Italy, 15-17 December 1997. Purpose was to close the gap between users who need simple and relevant information and the complexity of existing land and water resources information systems that sometimes use incompatible methodologies, concepts, classifications, software and hardware 1 000 VI-4 (3)
2.1.1.3.0 AGL 711 Consultative Working Group of the Commission on Fertilizers, Rome, 28-29 November 1996. Also covered the substance of the cancelled Expert Consultation on Fertilizer Strategies (AGL 801) 800 VI-1 (1)
2.1.1.4.0 AGL 709 Steering Committee Meeting of the Joint WHO/FAO/UNEP/UNCHS Panel of Experts on Environmental Management for Vector Control, Rome, Italy, 7-9 October 1996. Vector control is of direct interest for FAO's livestock, water and environment programmes. Cost borne by the PEEM secretariat 500 VI-4 (3)
2.1.1.4.0 AGL 814 Expert Consultation on Wetland Classification for Agricultural Development in Eastern and Southern Africa, Harare, Zimbabwe, November 1997. Purpose of consultation was to extend IVC's characterization methodology to East and Southern Africa (IVC is the Inland Valley Consortium in which IITA, WARDA, SC-DLO, CIRAD and Wageningen Agricultural University are collaborating) 4 000 VI-4 (3)
2.1.1.5.0 RAF 903 Workshop on Erosion Induced Loss in Soil Productivity (EILSP), Accra, Ghana, December 1997. Joint workshop with the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology 5 000 (Cat. 4)
2.1.2.1.0 AGP 725-E3 Commission on Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture (Third Extraordinary Session), Rome, Italy, 21-25 October 1996. Follow-up on Conference Resolution 7/93: Revision of the International Undertaking on Plant Genetic Resources 124 700 VI-1 (1)
2.1.2.4.0 AGP 717C Panel of Experts on Pesticides Specifications, Registration Requirements, Application Standards and Prior Informed Consent (Group on Application Standards), 7th Session, Rome, 12-15 May 1997. Replaced the cancelled 13th session of the Group on Requirements (AGP 717C13) 40 000 VI-4 (3)
2.1.2.4.0 AGP 813 COAG open-ended Working Group for the Revision of the IPPC, Rome, Italy, 7-9 April 1997. At the Technical Consultation on the Revision of the International Plant Protection Convention, 13-17 January 1997 it appeared that more time was required to conclude the debate. An open-ended working group was constituted during COAG to finalize discussions 50 000 V-6 (1)
2.1.2.4.0 AGP 815 Expert Consultation on Integrated Pest Management, Rome, Italy, 2-8 May 1996. This session was important for the development/expansion of the Integrated Pest Management facility sponsored by FAO, UNDP, UNEP and the World Bank 500 VI-4 (3)
2.1.3.1.0 AGA 808 Technical Consultation on Delivery of Public and Private Veterinary Services, Rome, Italy, 25 - 27, March 1997. An emerging issue that received considerable interest from the membership. To lay the groundwork for the preparation of policy guidelines on veterinary service delivery 7 050 VI-5 (2)
2.1.3.5.0 AGA 707-1 /707-2 Two Panels of Experts on the Development of a Global Strategy for Animal Genetic Resources, Rome, Italy, 29-31 May 1996 and February 1997. Convened to evaluate, develop and review progress in the implementation of the Initiative for Domestic Animal diversity 1 595 VI-4 (3)
2.1.3.5.0 AGA 805 Ad hoc Working Group of Experts on Animal Genetic Resources, Rome, Italy, 22-25 July 1996. Organised in follow-up of Conference Resolution 3/95: Broadening the Mandate of the FAO Commission on Plant Genetic Resources 500 VI-4 (3)
2.1.3.5.0 AGA 807 Ad hoc Meeting of Donors and other Stakeholders in Animal Genetic Resources, Rome, Italy, 2-3 December 1996. Follow-up of Conference Resolution 3/95: Broadening the Mandate of the FAO Commission on Plant Genetic Resources 10 300 VI-5 (2)
2.1.3.6.0 AGA-702-60 60th Session of the Executive Committee of the European Commission for the Control of Foot and Mouth Disease (EUFMD), Prague, 30-31 October 1997. Brought forward from 1998 by the 32nd Session of the EUFMD NIL XIV (1)
2.1.4.1.0 AGS 901 OCP SED National Coordinators Consultation Workshop, Accra, Ghana, Oct/Nov. 1997. Training of National Coordinators of the Onchocerciasis Control Programme to contribute to the sustainable settlement and development of Oncho-freed areas in 11 West-African countries 5 000 (Cat. 4)
2.1.4.4.0 AGS 803 Expert Consultation on "Application of Membrane Separation Technology to Food Processing in Developing Countries", Rome, Italy, 21-25 October 1996. To facilitate the transfer of membrane separation technology (a new food processing technique) to developing countries 2 000 VI-4 (3)
2.2.1.3.0 ESN 802 Joint FAO/WHO Expert Consultation on Biotechnology, Rome, Italy, 30 September -4 October 1996. To respond to increased concerns about the link between biotechnology, food standards and trade in agricultural and food products 500 VI-4 (3)
2.2.1.3.0 ESN 803 Joint FAO/WHO Expert Consultation on Application of Risk Management to Food Safety Matters, Rome, Italy, 18-21 February 1997. To provide input to the June 1997 Session of the Codex Alimentarius Commission 500 VI-4 (3)
2.2.1.3.0 ESN 807 Joint FAO/WHO Expert Consultation on Food Consumption and Exposure Assessment, Geneva, Switzerland, 10-14 February 1997. To respond to concerns of the Codex Alimentarius Commission on this issue NIL VI-4 (3)
2.2.1.5.0 CX 727-11 Codex Coordinating Committee for Asia (11th Session), Chiang-Rai, Thailand, 16-19 December 1997. To exchange information concerning food standards and food control and to discuss other standards of importance to the Region 32 140 VI (1)
2.2.1.5.0 CX 733-5 Codex Committee on Food Import and Export Inspection and Certification System (5th Session), Sydney, Australia, 17-21 February 1997. Convened by the Codex Alimentarius Commission with the agreement of both host Governments NIL VI-1 (1)
2.2.2.2.0 RAF 701-15 African Commission on Agricultural Statistics (15th Session), 28-30 October 1997. To lay the groundwork for the Regional Supplement to the FAO World Census of Agriculture 2000 programme 34 000 VI-1 (1)
2.2.4.2.0 ESC 710-11 Intergovernmental Group on Citrus Fruit (11th Session), Rome, Italy, 10-12 April 1996. Initially planned for 1994-1995 but delayed because a host country was not identified in a timely manner was convened at the request of the Chairman and some members 19 175 V-6 (1)
2.2.4.2.0 ESC 805 Expert Consultation on Agricultural Price Instability, Rome, Italy, 10-11 June 1996. To prepare technical work on the role of price stability within agricultural trade issues 1 000 VI-4 (3)
2.2.4.3.0 ESA 728 CFS/ISWG 1,2,3,4 Four Sessions of the Intersessional Working Group of the CFS, Rome, Italy, 18 March, 20-21 May, 6-7 June, 29 July -2 Aug. 1996. Established by the Committee on World Food Security to prepare the text of the Policy Statement and Plan of Action to be adopted by the World Food Summit 107 440 V-6 (1)
2.3.2.2.0 FI 808 Expert Consultation on Inland Fishery Enhancements, Dhaka, Bangladesh, 7-10 April 1997. To contribute to the deliberations of APFIC, COPESCAL, CIFA and EIFAC 200 VI-4 (3)
2.3.4.1.0 FI 811 Technical Consultation on Policies for Sustainable Shrimp Culture, Bangkok, Thailand, 1-5 December 1997. Approved given the growing importance of aquaculture for increased fish supplies and food security 16 450 VI-5 (2)
2.3.4.2.0 FI-733-2 Indian Ocean Tuna Commission (IOTC) Special Session, Rome, Italy, 24-26 March 1997. To deal with outstanding issues on the scale of assessments, the budget and the financial rules and regulations of the Commission remaining from the first session 17 500 XIV (1)
2.4.1.1.0 FO 814 Expert Consultation on Global Forest Resources Assessment 2000, Kotka, Finland, 10-14 June 1996. To prepare the technical work on the same subject 1 000 VI-4 (3)
2.4.3.1.0 FO 807 Expert Consultation on Forestry Research, Accra, Ghana, September 1997. After being eliminated in the adjustments to the 1996-97 PWB (PC 74/2-FC 84/4) was reinstated because: (i) there was increased interest among interested parties such as IUFRO, CIFOR and the African Academy of Sciences in the establishment of a Forestry Research Network in Sub-Saharan Africa; (ii) the costs were substantially reduced 2 500 VI-4 (3)
2.4.3.5.0 FO 805 Meeting of the Bureaux of the Regional Forestry Commissions, Rome, Italy, 14 March 1997. It was reinstated after being eliminated in the adjustments to the 1996-97 PWB (PC 74/2-FC 84/4) as its costs were substantially reduced by convening it in conjunction with COFO NIL VI-4 (3)
2.5.2.3.0 RAP 901 Regional Workshop on Strengthening Management and Development of Agricultural Cooperatives, Manila, Philippines, 4-8 November 1996. This workshop was recommended in the NEDAC annual meeting and was accordingly reinstated after being eliminated in PC 74/2-FC 84/4 as a replacement of RAP 835-3 3 000 (Cat. 4)
2.5.3.2.0 SDA 801 Technical Consultation on Decentralization, Rome, Italy, 16-18 December 1997. Co-funded by IFAD, World Bank, GTZ and UNCDF. To examine the potential and limitation of decentralisation for rural development and to identify best practices and principles for design and implementation of decentralisation strategies 60 000 VI-5 (2)
3.1.1.1.0 SEUR 801 Experience of Reforms, Integration of European Agriculture and Guidelines for Policies Assistance, Warsaw, Poland, 6-9 March 1997. To review the status of agricultural reforms and policies in Eastern Europe in order to provide a framework to FAO's policy assistance to the Region 45 000 VI-4 (3)

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