Rome 2-13 November 2001
APPOINTMENT OF THE INDEPENDENT CHAIRMAN OF THE COUNCIL
1. At its Hundred and Twentieth Session, the Council decided that, in accordance with Rule XXIII-1(b) of the General Rules of the Organization, nominations for the office of Independent Chairman of the Council should be communicated to the Secretary-General of the Conference and Council by 12.00 hours on Friday 17 August 2001.
2. By the date prescribed, the Secretary-General of the Conference and Council received four nominations. Copies of the Curricula Vitae of the nominees and the transmittal communications are appended as follows:
Appendix A: Mr Francis Ofori (Ghana)
Appendix B: Mr Frederick Zenny (Jamaica)
Appendix C: Mr Aziz Mekouar (Morocco)
Appendix D: Mr Tjibbe Joustra (Netherlands)
|NAME:||Frederick Bancroft ZENNY|
|DATE OF BIRTH:||25 September 1937|
|1963 - 1964||Institute of Higher International Studies, Geneva, Switzerland. Certificate of Studies in Private and Public International Law, Political Science and Economics.|
|1961 - 1962||Lincoln's Inn, London. Called to the English Bar (Bar Exam)|
|1957 - 1961||Cambridge University|
|M. A. Law - Honours (Class II/I), LLD|
|International Law Honours (Class II/I)|
|1949 - 1956||Munro College, St. Elizabeth, Jamaica|
|Senior and Higher School, Cambridge Certificates|
|LANGUAGES||English: Mother tongue|
|French: Mother tongue|
|Spanish: Reasonably fluent|
|11 March 2000 - present||Deputy Permanent Representative of Jamaica to FAO|
|January 1995 - December 1999||Secretary General of the FAO Council and Conference|
|January 1995 - December 1999||FAO, Assistant Director-General, General Affairs and Information Department (ADG), Rome.|
|December 1992 - December 1994||FAO, Assistant to the ADG, Economic and
Social Policy Department (D-2), Rome.
|1989 - 1992||FAO, Directeur de Cabinet (D-2), Office of the Director General, Rome.|
|1984 - 1988||FAO, Representative to Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean (D-1).|
|1981 - 1983||Special Adviser to the Minister of Agriculture, and Director of Marketing and Credit Division, FAO/OPAS (D1), Jamaica.|
|1977 - 1980||Special Adviser to the Minister of Agriculture and Director of the Production and Extension Department, Jamaica, on Leave-without-pay from FAO.|
|1975 - 1977||Special Adviser to the Minister of Public
Utilities and Transportation, and Director of Advisory and Monitoring Unit, Jamaica, on Leave-without-pay from FAO.
|1969 - 1975||FAO, Chief, Forestry, Wildlife and Fisheries Legislation Section (P-4), Rome.|
|1966 - 1969||FAO, Legal Officer (P-3), Rome.|
|1964 -1966||ITU, Administrative Officer, and Head of Technical Assistance Section, Administrative Department (P-2), Geneva.|
|1962 - 1963||ILO, Associate Member of International Labour Standards Division, Geneva.|
|1961 - 1962||Barrister-at-Law, Inner Temple, London|
CIVIC, PUBLIC AND INTERNATIONAL ACTIVITIES, INCLUDING MEMBERSHIPS OF BOARDS
Member of the FAO Programme Committee (2000 - 2001)
Member of the FAO Director General`s Senior Management Committee (SMM) (1995 - 1999)
Member of FAO`s Policy and Programme Advisory Board (PPAB) (1988 - 1999)
Member of the Prime Minister's Inter-Ministerial Committee on Private Sector Investments (1981-1983)
Chairman of the Ministry of Agriculture's Private Sector Projects Evaluation Committee (1981- 1983)
Member of the Inter-Ministerial Committee (Ministry of Industry and Commerce and Ministry of Agriculture) on the Stabilization Fund (1981-1982)
Chairman of the Ministry of Agriculture's Marketing Task Force (1980-1982)
Member of the Board of Directors of the Caribbean Food Corporation (1979-1983)
Member of the Board of Directors of Jamaican Frozen Foods Ltd. (1979-1983)
Member of the Board of Directors of the Agricultural Marketing Corporation (1979-1983)
Chairman of the Land Utilization and Development Commission (1978-1980)
Chairman of the Ministry of Agriculture's Project Staffing Committee (1978-1980)
Chairman of the Ministry of Agriculture's Organizational and Training Committee (1978-1980)
Chairman of the Ministry of Agriculture's Disciplinary Committee (1978-1980)
Member of the Inter-Ministerial Committee on Integrated Rural Development (1977-1983)
Member of the Ministry of Agriculture's Board of Management (1977-1983)
Member of the FAO Task Force on Management-Staff Relations (1972-1973)
Chairman of the FAO Staff Council (1971-1973)
Secretary of the FAO Special Committee on Management-Staff Relations, chaired by the Swedish Ambassador to Italy, Ambassador Brynolf Eng, following breakdown in staff-management relations, including walk-out and strikes (June 1970-March 1971)
Member of or Head of Government of Jamaica's Delegations to several international conferences and meetings including: FAO Council and Conference (1978-1979), Sixteenth FAO Regional Conference for Latin America and the Caribbean, Havana, Cuba (1980), the World Food Council Fifth Ministerial Session, Ottawa, Canada (1979), Standing Committee of Ministers of Agriculture of CARICOM (SCMA) (1978-1982)
Author of numerous technical assistance reports to member countries and other FAO publications on Fisheries, Forestry, Wildlife Law and Institutions.
Report to the Government of Jamaica on the Establishment in the Ministry of Agriculture of a Department of Production and Extension and a Marketing and Credit Division - 1984.
Memorandum on Five-Year Agricultural Sector Plan (Internal Document, Ministry of Agriculture, Jamaica, 115 pages) - 1978.
Progress Report on Worker Participation - A Programme and Strategy for Industrial Democracy - 1979.
The Advisory and Monitoring Unit - An Experiment in Monitoring and Performance Appraisal (Public Utilities) - 1977.
Improving the Management Information System for Public Enterprises - 1977.
The Case for an Advisory Council for Public Utility Enterprises - 1977.
A Guide in Implementing Worker Participation in the Utility Enterprises - Submission to the Government of Jamaica's Advisory Committee on Worker Participation - 1976.
The Post Acquisition Dilemma - In Search of Policies and Money (Public Utilities) - 1976
Skilled Leadership - A determining factor in improving efficiency and production (Public Utilities) 1976.
The Embassy of the Kingdom of Morocco, Permanent Representation to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, presents its compliments to the Secretariat of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations in Rome, and has the honour to forward communication note DG/8/1/3 of 2/8/2001 from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Kingdom of Morocco concerning the submission of the candidature of H.E. Mr Aziz Mekouar, Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, for the position of Independent Chairman of the FAO Council for the period November 2001 to November 2003, for which elections will be held during the 31st Session of the Conference of FAO in November 2001.
The Curriculum Vitae of Mr Aziz MEKOUAR is attached.
The Embassy of the Kingdom of Morocco, Permanent Representation to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations in Rome, avails itself of this opportunity to renew to the Secretariat of the Organization the assurance of its highest consideration.
Rome, 3 August 2001
Food and Agriculture Organization
of the United Nations
Kingdom of Morocco
Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Directorate for the United Nations
and International Organizations
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation presents its compliments to the Secretariat of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations and has the honour to inform it that the Government of the Kingdom of Morocco has decided to submit the candidature of H.E. Aziz MEKOUAR, Ambassador Permanent Representative to FAO, WFP and IFAD, for the position of Independent Chairman of the FAO Council for the period November 2001 to November 2003, for which elections will be held during the 31st Session of the Conference of FAO in November 2001.
The Curriculum Vitae of Mr Aziz Mekouar is attached.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation avails itself of this opportunity to renew to the Secretariat of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations the assurance of its highest consideration.
|Date and place of birth||13 November1950, Fès (Morocco)|
|Family status||Married with one child|
Primary and secondary studies
- Chateaubriand French School in Rome (Italy)
- Charles Lepierre French School in Lisbon (Portugal)
- Baccalaureate ( Sciences) 1968
Degree of the Higher School of Commerce (HEC) Paris 1974
- Arabic, English, French, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish.
|- 1974||Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation|
|- 1977||Counsellor (Foreign Affairs)15 September 1977|
|- 1977 - Nov 1985||First Counsellor at the Embassy of the Kingdom of Morocco in Rome|
|- 1978 - Nov 1985||Permanent Representative of Morocco to the
Intergovernmental Bureau for Informatics
|- Nov 1985 - June 1986||Minister Plenipotentiary
Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation
|- 19.6.86 - 31.7.93||Ambassador of His Majesty the King of Morocco
|- 17.9.93 - 15.9.99||Ambassador of His Majesty the King of Morocco
|- 16 Sept 1999||Appointed Ambassador to Italy, Malta and Albania
by His Majesty King Mohammed VI
|- Since Nov 1999||Chairman of the FAO Finance Committee|
|- Since 21.12.99||Permanent Representative of Morocco to FAO, WFP and IFAD|
|- Jan -Dec 2000||Chairman of the Africa Group of the United Nations agencies based in Rome|
|- Member and Head of Moroccan Delegations at international conferences|
Thesis and studies
- Thesis on the fisheries sector in Argentina and its contribution to the development of the country - 1973
- Studies on the Asia-dollar and prospective impact on the development of South-East Asia - 1974
- 30 years of Italian Foreign Policy - 1983
- 30 years of Italian Domestic Policy - 1983
- Studies and analyses on the situation in Angola
Conferences and seminars
Facilitator of seminars and keynote speaker on development prospects and investment opportunities in Morocco.
Lectures on political and economic affairs and international relations of Morocco in selected Portuguese institutions (Institute of Higher Strategic Studies of Lisbon, Institute of National Defence, University of Minho, University of Lisbon, Centre for Maghreb Studies in Lisbon, Portuguese Industrial Association, Industrial Association of Porto, etc.).
Reports on Euro-Mediterranean and Euro-African relations.
- Grand Cross of the Order of Merit of Portugal
- Grand Cross of the Military Order of Christ
- Grand Cross of the Italian Order Merit
|Name :||Tjibbe Herman Jan Joustra|
|Date of Birth :||6 February 1951|
|Status :||Secretary General of the Ministry of Agriculture, Nature Management and Fisheries|
|Education :||Graduate in law, Groningen University|
|Experience :||1975 - Lawyer at the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries|
|1984 - Director of the Legal Affairs Department and deputy Secretary General of the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries|
|1987 - Secretary General of the Ministry of Agriculture, Nature Management and Fisheries.|
|Main Duties:||As the most senior civil servant of the Ministry, responsible for:|
|- the management and organisation of the Ministry (10,000 employees);|
|- the main policy areas of the Ministry (including the establishment of the Dutch Food Safety Authority);|
|- scenario studies on the EU's Common Agriculture Policy, veterinary affairs;|