229. The Council had before it the reports of the Fifteenth (CL 47/4) and Sixteenth (CL 47/8) Sessions of the Finance Committee. It endorsed these reports, with some observations and comments, and took necessary action with respect to the following items:
230. The Council recalled that the Thirteenth Session of the Conference had noted that additional office space would be required in the near future as a result of the expansion of the Organization's programs.
231. The Council noted that the Finance Committee had examined and endorsed the Director-General's decision to continue the lease of outside premises in Via del Circo Massimo and to rent additional outside space in partnership tenancy with the World Food Program, as well as his proposals to construct 80 additional offices in building B.
232. The Council noted the financial implications of these measures would be as follows:
|Continuing costs||One-time costs|
|US $||US $|
|Rental of two and a half floors by FAO in the ENI building:||184,700||80,000|
|Reconstruction of offices in building B:||80,000|
|Rental of premises in the Circo Massimo buildings:||111,000|
|Against these costs, available funds are:|
Special Fund allocation for premises expenses for the biennium:
|Less:||Repayment of loan for construction of building E:||$ 130,000|
|Maintenance costs building E:||$ 56,000||$ 186,000|
|Plus:||From other sources:||38,000||152,000|
233. The Council concurred with the recommendation of the Finance Committee to authorize the Director-General to meet the additional costs by withdrawal from the Working Capital Fund and to reimburse the withdrawal by utilizing $ 300,000 from the Cash Surplus of the 1964/65 biennium.
1 Agenda item 34. See also paras. 239–240 below.
234. The Council noted that the Ad Hoc Review Committee, which was appointed by the Council at its Forty-Sixth Session pursuant to Resolution 11/65 of the Thirteenth Session of the Conference, had met for the first time in June 1966 and, after consultation with the Director-General, had agreed to the Terms of Reference for the Review Team. These terms of Reference were reported to the Council in document 47/23.
235. At its Second Session on 22 October 1966, the Ad Hoc Review Committee agreed with the Director-General on the appointment of the Review Team as follows:
Mr. John H. Davis, United States of America
Sir John Fletcher-Cooke, United Kingdom
Mr. N. Golesorkhi, Iran
Mr. Pérez Guerrero, Venezuela
Mr. S. Tolbert, Liberia
236. The delegate of Kenya wished to record his Government's reservations with regard to the composition of the Review Team.
237. In discussing the terms of reference of the Review Team the Council considered that the additional points agreed by the Ad Hoc Review Committee and listed in document CL 47/23 should be considered as part of the Terms of Reference of the Team. While agreeing that the Organization's field structure should deserve special attention from the Team, the Council considered that the review of the Headquarters structure was equally important. 2 Some members of the Council said that the question of the degree of autonomy which regional offices should enjoy should also be considered by the Review Team. Other delegates felt that the Review Team should be free to consult with governments and members of the staff as required.
238. The Council noted from the Report of the Sixteenth Session of the Finance Committee, that, on the basis of information provided by the Director-General, the Committee concluded that the cost of the Review would be approximately $ 125,000. As no budgetary provision was made by the Conference, the Finance Committee endorsed the Director-General's proposal that these additional costs should be met by withdrawal from the Working Capital Fund. The Finance Committee had also recommended that this withdrawal from the Working Capital Fund should be reimbursed from the cash surplus of the 1964/65 biennium.
1 Agenda item 26(a). See also paras. 239–240 below.
2 See paras. 81 and 92 above.
239. The Council adopted the following resolution:
Resolution No. 4/47
WITHDRAWALS FROM WORKING CAPITAL FUND
Having noted (i) That the Organization's requirements for additional space during the biennium 1966/67 would involve expenditure of approximately $ 300,000; (ii) that the cost of review of the Organization's General Structure as arranged by the Council in accordance with Resolution 11/65 of the Thirteenth Session of the Conference is estimated at $ 125,000.
Authorizes the Director-General in accordance with the provisions of Financial Regulation 6.3 to withdraw up to $ 425,000 from the Working Capital Fund to meet the anticipated expenditure,
Further noting that the cash surplus for the biennium 1964/65 amounted to $ 591,665,
Further authorizes the Director-General, notwithstanding Financial Regulation 6.1(b), to withhold the distribution of the amount of $ 425,000 from that cash surplus until the Fourteenth Session of the Conference determines, in accordance with Financial Regulation 6:5(b), the method by which the amount withdrawn from the Working Capital Fund shall be reimbursed.
1 Agenda items 26(b) and 34.
240. The Council also forwarded the following resolution to the Conference:
DRAFT RESOLUTION FOR THE CONFERENCE
Withdrawals from Working Capital Fund
Noting that the Forty-Seventh Session of the Council authorized the withdrawal of an amount up to $ 425,000 from the Working Capital Fund to meet unbudgeted expenditure resulting from:
the need of additional accommodation at Headquarters during the 1966/67 period, and
the review of the General Structure of the Organization as arranged by the Council in accordance with Resolution 11/65 of the Thirteenth Session of the Conference,
Noting that, in accordance with Financial Regulation 6.5(b), advances made from the Working Capital Fund shall be reimbursed by such method as the Conference determines,
Further noting that the cash surplus in 1964/65 amounted to $ 591,665, and that the Forty-Seventh Session of the Council instructed the Director-General to withhold the distribution of an amount of $ 425,000 of that surplus pending a Conference decision,
Decides that, notwithstanding Financial Regulation 6.1(b), an amount up to $ 425,000 of the above-mentioned cash surplus shall be used to reimburse the Working Capital Fund.
241. The Council took note of the report of the Program Committee on its Eleventh Session (CL 47/29 paras. 100–176). In view of the fact that the Ad Hoc Review Committee on the Organization's Regional Structure was considering the broader question of organizational structure, the Council approved the Program Committee's proposal to make available to the Review Team the relevant documents prepared by the Program Committee, and agreed to postpone action on the recommendations included in paragraphs 173–176 of the Program Committee's report.
242. The Council considered the reports of the Fifteenth and Sixteenth Sessions of the Finance Committee (CL 47/4 Section III, and CL 47/8) covering the financial matters on the Council Agenda.
243. Status of Contributions and Contributions in Arrears. The Council noted that at 18 October 1966 the position was as follows:
|Total Due||Amount Received||Balance Still Due|
|US $||US $||US $|
244. The Council noted with satisfaction that the financial position of the Organization was satisfactory and that because of an improved rate of collection in the early months of the year, it had not been necessary to resort to borrowing as authorized by the Forty-Fourth Session of the Council (Resolution 9/44).
245. Contributions in arrears. The Council however noted with concern the serious arrears position of Haiti, Paraguay and Yemen and strongly endorsed the Finance Committee's appeal to the Governments to submit early proposals for settling the amounts outstanding.
246. Assessment of Zanzibar - 1963. The Council noted that Zanzibar was admitted as an Associate Member on 19 November 1963 and that such associate membership had ceased on 9 December 1963, the date of Zanzibar's independence.
247. In view of the short period involved (less than three weeks) the Council concurred that the unpaid assessment of Zanzibar for the last quarter of 1963 $ 850 should be cancelled.
248. Assessment of Indonesia, The Council recalled that the Thirteenth Session of the Conference had assessed Indonesia for the calendar year 1966 (Conference Resolution 31/65) and noted that this assessment had now been paid. The Conference however had not established an assessment for Indonesia for 1967.
1 Agenda item 39. See also paras. 92 and 94 above.
2 Agenda item 28.
249. The Council, concurring with the recommendations of the Finance Committee, therefore adopted the following Resolution:
Resolution No. 5/47
ASSESSMENT OF INDONESIA - 1967
Noting that the Thirteenth Session of the Conference by Resolution 31/65 had assessed the contribution of the Republic of Indonesia for 1966 at 0.51 percent to accrue to Miscellaneous Income,
Decides that the Republic of Indonesia be assessed for 1967 at a rate of 0.51 percent and that the contribution should accrue to Miscellaneous Income.
250. The assessment of Member Nations for the 1966/67 biennium included budget assessments as well as the assessments for the additional advances required for increasing the level of the Working Capital Fund. As Indonesia was not included in the Scale of Contributions for 1966/67 its credit in the Working Capital Fund would fall short of the amount required by $6,977.
251. The Council agreed with the Finance Committee that it would be equitable to increase the amount of Miscellaneous Income of the current biennium to be applied to the Working Capital Fund from $1,000,000 (as decided by Conference Resolution 33/65) to $1,006,977 in order to meet the shortfall of Indonesia's credit in the Fund. The effect of this action would be to place Indonesia in the same position as all other Member Nations.
252. Agreeing with the Finance Committee that action on these lines would be in conformity with the intentions of the Thirteenth Session of the Conference, the Council adopted the following Resolution:
Resolution No. 6/47
ADVANCE OF INDONESIA TO THE WORKING CAPITAL FUND
Recalling that the Conference, at its Thirteenth Session, had decided, by Resolution 34/65, that the level of the Working Capital Fund at 1 January 1966 be increased by $2,000,000 to $4,500,000,
Recalling further that the estimated Miscellaneous Income for 1966/67 in the amount of $1,000,000 together with $1,000,000 of the Administrative and Operational Servicing Costs which will accrue to the Organization in 1966/67 from the Expanded Program of Technical Assistance is to be applied to meet the increase, and credited to Member Nations in accordance with the 1966/67 Scale of Contributions,
Noting that as Indonesia was not included in the Scale of Contributions for 1966/67, its credit in the Working Capital Fund falls short of the advance required from it by $6,977,
Decides that an additional amount of $ 6, 977 from the Miscellaneous Income for 1966/67 applied to the Working Capital Fund for the credit of Indonesia.
253. The Council noted the suggestion made by the Government of the Gambia to the Director-General “that specific consideration be given to the question of having the rate of contributions lowered for countries with limited resources, in order to make their assessments more realistically related to their circumstances.”
254. The Council recalled that the Eighth Session of the Conference, considering that the United Nations Committee on Contributions is the most qualified body for assessing Member Governments' ability to pay as well as all the other factors entering in the computation of an equitable scale of contributions, decided by Resolution 41/55 “that the FAO Scale of Contributions will in future be derived directly from the United Nations Scale of Assessments as in force during the calendar year of the Conference Session, and will be applicable to the two following fiscal years.”
255. It was noted that the Gambia has raised the matter with tye United Nations, and that any resultant change in the United Nations Scale adopted in future years would be reflected automatically in the FAO Scale in accordance with Resolution 41/55 referred to above.
256. It was noted however that the Government of the Gambia could request to place the matter on the Agenda of the Fourteenth Session of the FAO Conference in accordance with General Rule XX-1(d).
257. The Council noted that the Finance Committee had reviewed the investments made for the Compensation Plan Reserve Fund and that the new investments had been brought within the investment policy guidelines recommended by the United Nations Investment Committee in May 1965 to which the Director-General has recourse for advice in accordance with Financial Regulation 9.2.
259. The Council agreed that the Director-General should continue to make long-term investments of monies standing to the credit of the Fund as appropriate.
259. The Organization's consulting actuary undertook a comprehensive actuarial review of the position of the Compensation Plan Reserve Fund as at 31 December 1965 and recommended that because of increased liabilities the contribution rates payable by the Organization to the Fund should be increased from 0.358 percent to 0.410 percent of payroll on account of Regular Program staff and from 0.421 percent to 0.458 percent of payroll on account of field project staff, effective 1 January 1966. The Finance Committee at its Fifteenth Session concurred with these proposals. It felt that the next review of the Reserve Fund should be undertaken in 1968 on the basis of the position as at 31 December 1967.
260. The Council endorsed these arrangements. It observed that the budgetary implications for the Regular Program would be $ 20,000 in the 1966/67 biennium which would be met within the budget and the costs for the extra budgetary programs estimated at $ 13,500 for 1966 would be met from the resources of those programs.
261. (i) Regular Program, 1964/65
(ii) Freedom from Hunger Campaign, 1964/65
(iii) European Commission for the Control of Foot-and-Mouth Disease, 1965
(iv) Expanded Program of Technical Assistance, 1965
(v) United Nations Special Fund, 1965
(vi) World Food Program, 1965
The Council postponed consideration of the World Food Program Accounts until its Forty-Eighth Session. It examined the accounts enumerated under items (i) – (v) and noted the comments made by the Finance Committee on the Auditor's reports.
262. Regular Program 1964/65. The Council noted that the Auditor had drawn attention to commitments entered into during 1965 against budget appropriations for the financial period 1966/67. One of these commitments related to an order placed in November 1965, prior to Conference approval of the 1966/67 budget, for paper to be delivered in 1966 for use in that year. The Council shared the Finance Committee's view that under Financial Regulation 4.1, the Director-General can enter into commitments against the ensuing financial period only when the Conference has voted the relative appropriations for that period. It appreciated that the amount involved in this case ($16,020) was not substantial. It took note that the Committee, at its next session, will examine the question of reconciling the occasional need to place advance orders for supplies etc., with the principle of not committing a future budget until that budget has been approved by the Conference.
263. The Council also noted the book loss of $56,543 which had been incurred as a result of changes in the investment portfolio, made in the biennium. It agreed that the Director-General had been prudent in selling longer term low interest bonds, substituting them with bonds of higher yields and shorter maturity. The loss absorbed within Miscellaneous Income of the 1964/65 biennium would be more than offset by compensatory capital and interest gains accruing in the current and future biennia, while in addition, the liquidity of the Working Capital Fund monies had been increased.
264. United Nations Special Fund 1965. The Council noted that the External Auditor had drawn attention to the fact that the Organization had recorded on project accounts the full allocations for Agency Costs as expended while the intent of the Special Fund instructions had been that only the allotments issued in 1965 should have been so recorded. It agreed with the Finance Committee that this matter was solely a matter of reporting and was informed that adjustments to fall in line with the instructions of the Special Fund would be made in 1966.
265. With reference to the Auditor's comment regarding local costs in Special Fund projects met from Special Fund resources, the Council noted that at its June 1966 Session, the Governing Council had approved a change in the Financial Regulations of the Special Fund, permitting exceptions to the general rule that local costs are the responsibility of recipient Governments and are to be met from counterpart contributions. It noted that any exceptions from this general principle would require agreement by both the Executing Agency and UNDP.
266. The Council noted the Finance Committee's comment regarding the possibility of a self-insurance plan for motor vehicles and agreed that the introduction of a self-insurance plan was primarily dependent upon a positive reaction to this proposal from the UNDP. It concurred with the Finance Committee that in the absence of such a reaction, the Director-General should continue the policy of commercial insurance for the time being.
267. The Council forwarded the accounts referred to under items (i) to (v) above to the Conference for adoption in terms of the following resolutions:
DRAFT RESOLUTIONS FOR THE CONFERENCE
Audited Accounts for the Regular Program and Freedom-from-Hunger Campaign for 1964/65
Having examined the audited accounts of the Regular Program and Freedom-from-Hunger Campaign for the financial period 1964/65 and the External Auditor's reports thereon:
Adopts the audited accounts for the above-mentioned period.
Audited Accounts for the Expanded Program of Technical Assistance and United Nations Special Fund for 1965
Having examined the audited accounts of the Expanded Program of Technical Assistance and the United Nations Special Fund for the financial year 1965 and the External Auditor's reports thereon:
Adopts the audited accounts for 1965.
Audited Accounts for the European Commission for the Control of Foot-and-Mouth Disease
Having examined the audited accounts of the European Commission for the Control of Foot-and-Mouth Disease for the financial year 1965:
Adopts the audited accounts for 1965.
268. The Council noted the inconsistency between Financial Regulations 7.1 and 6.9. It agreed with the Finance Committee that it had not been intended that income derived from sales of publications financed from extra budgetary funds should necessarily by credited to the Publications Revolving Fund and recommended that the Conference approve an amendment to Financial Regulation 6.9 as follows:
“6.9 There shall be established a Publications Revolving Fund to which shall be credited [all] the proceeds of sales of publications and films, except that where extra budgetary funds are used to finance such publications or films, the proceeds of sales may be credited to such funds.”
(Words in brackets to be deleted and words underlined to be added).
269. The delegate of Venezuela drew attention to a request, which the Governing Council of the Latin-American Forestry Institute had addressed to the Director-General in the Report of its Fourth Session, held at Caracas in May 1966, that FAO pay an annual contribution of $50,000 to match the Venezuelan contribution, for the carrying out of projects by the Institute, until such time as the Institute received financial support from UNDP.
270. The Institute had been established by the Government of Venezuela in 1956 with the aid of EPTA regional funds provided by FAO. In 1959 it became an independent agency financed by Venezuela and by contributing countries.
271. The Council appreciated that FAO had every interest in assuring the successful future of the Institute, but recognized that the Organization was not now in a position to resume substantial contributions in cash or kind. The Council therefore urged renewed efforts to try to secure help for the Institute from bilateral or multilateral aid sources.
1 Agenda item 37(e).
272. The Council noted that the Director-General was not yet in a position to report usefully on this item and agreed that consideration of the item be postponed until the Forty-Eighth Session of the Council in June 1967.
273. The Finance Committee considered, and recommended for approval of the Council, two proposals of the Director-General concerning the maximum amount of Education Grant payable to eligible staff.
274. At its Fifteenth Session the Committee, following action by the General Assembly of the United Nations, endorsed an interim adjustment, as of 1 January 1966, increasing the maximum of the grant from $600 to $700 per scholastic year for each eligible child.
275. At its Sixteenth Session the Committee was informed that the International Civil Service Advisory Board (ICSAB) had recommended that the maximum amount of the grant be further increased to $800, also on an interim basis; this proposal was before the current session of the UN General Assembly. The Committee recommended that the Council approve such a further increase in the maximum amount of the Education Grant, in the same amount, and with the same effective date for application to FAO staff as approved by the UN General Assembly.
276. The Council approved these proposals of the Director-General for changes in the maximum amount for payment of Education Grant. It was informed that the cost of these increases during the current biennium - approximately $75,000 - would be absorbed in the 1966/67 budget.
277. The Finance Committee at its Fifteenth Session recommended that the Council approve the amendments proposed by the Director-General to Staff Regulations 301.091, 301.0912 and 301.0913, which deal with the basis for termination of employment of staff members by action of the Organization, and to Staff Regulations 301.153 and 301.1553 relating to the payment of indemnities on termination by the Organization.
278. After considering the main purposes of the proposed changes as described by the Finance Committee (CL 47/4 para. 151), the Council approved the amendments set out in Appendix E.
279. The Finance Committee considered and endorsed, in accordance with General Rule XXVII-7(r), two reorganization proposals of the Director-General, involving changes in the branch structure of the Land and Water Development Division of the Technical Department and of the Economic Analysis Division of the Department of Economic and Social Affairs. These changes, designed to alleviate difficult management and technical supervisory situations arising from the growing field activities of the two divisions, will be achieved without any additional posts or upgradings under the Regular Program, through adjustments in the existing staffing. (There will be an additional D-1 post in the Land and Water Development Division but it will be charged to Special Fund Agency costs.)
280. The Council noted, in connection with the new branch structure in the Economic Analysis Division that two posts heretofore charged to Regular Program Technical Assistance (Chapter VI-F) are being absorbed into the regular divisional establishment as recommended by the Thirteenth Session of the Conference.
281. The Council also noted that the Finance Committee, in considering the Director-General's report, in accordance with Ruele XXIV-3(k) of the General Rules of the Organization, on the establishment of a fixed-term D-1 Special Assistant post during the current biennium (the Director-General will request continuation of this post in his budget estimates for 1968/69) had expressed some concern about the possible proliferation of posts in the immediate office of the Director-General. The representative of the Director-General explained the particular organizational circumstances which prompted the establishment of an additional Special Assistant post in that office.
282. The growing needs of the Organization for a quick and accurate administrative, documentation and statistical service have led to the investigation of the advantages of installing a computer. The $25,000 in the current Program of Work and Budget have enabled the commissioning of a feasibility study by an independent consulting firm which had recommended the installation of a computer-based data processing system. This would not handle very complex technical work but would greatly speed up accounting, personnel, documentation and general management services, and should reduce duplication of effort. A period of up to two years preparation and training would be needed before the computer was operational.
1 See document CL 47/8, Report of the Sixteenth Session of the Finance Committee.
Agenda item 37(e).
2 See document CL 47/8. Agenda item 37(e).
283. The Council discussed the various aspects and the advantages of installing a computer system including: the problem of different computer languages; the need for consultation among international agencies; the degree to which information can be fed from one computer to another; the requirements of uniformity of operation in the event of establishment of data banks; the effect of these considerations on the initial size of the computer; the importance of its location within the Organization particularly in relation to the establishment of priorities in its use; the possibilities of offsetting economies through savings in staff costs and the extent to which the estimated initial additional costs could be considered final.
284. The Council was informed that the Organization had given consideration to many of these points and had reached the conclusion that for the particular service which FAO most needed, it would be suitable to have at Headquarters a medium-sized computer which allows for substantial future growth. The machine unit is to serve the whole Organization and therefore would be considered as common services.
285. The Council noted the steps being taken by the Director-General in this regard as reported by the Fifteenth and Sixteenth Sessions of the Finance Committee. It shared the view of the Finance Committee that it is desirable to aim at an early introduction of a computer system in the Organization. The Council noted that the Director-General's implementation plan provides for the preparatory work to be started early in 1967, in order that the benefits from a computer installation might be obtained some time in 1968 and in no event later than the beginning of 1969. The necessary initial costs were to be financed from Regular Program and extra-budgetary programs over the current and the ensuing biennia, subject to Conference approval of the 1968/69 budget proposals.
286. The estimate of the Regular Program's share of the initial additional cost during the introductory 3-year period amounted to $273,850. The Council concurred with the Finance Committee that $58,850 of this should be financed in 1967 from savings, or from contingencies, or partly from each. It was informed that the remaining $215,000 would be included in the 1968/69 Program of Work and Budget proposals.
287. The Council noted that Sir Edmund Compton, K.C.B., K.B.E., Comptroller and Auditor General of Great Britain and External Auditor of the Organization since 1958, has been appointed First Parliamentary Commissioner of the United Kingdom as from 1 September 1966 and Sir Bruce Fraser, K.C.B., the new Comptroller and Auditor General of Great Britain, has thus become External Auditor from the same date.
288. The Council shared the appreciation of the Finance Committee for the valuable services rendered by Sir Edmund Compton during his term of office as External Auditor.
1 See document CL 47/8. Agenda item 37(e).
289. The Government of Kenya submitted document CL 47/31 proposing a number of recommendations concerning the establishment of regional and subregional offices, with particular regard to the process of negotiation for and the requirements to be included in the relevant agreements between the Organization and the host governments.
290. The Director-General explained that in establishing regional and sub-regional offices he was guided by (a) relevant recommendations of Conference, and more particularly by the directives contained in the Report of the Eleventh Session in 1961 (para. 338 of the Conference Report), which provided for prior consultation with Governments, (b) the Convention on the Privileges and Immunities of the Specialized Agencies and (c) service requirements which vary from country to country.
291. The Council noting the proposals made and the Director-General's comments thereon, requested the Director-General to study and take them into consideration as appropriate.
292. The Council was invited to consider the situation created by the resignation of one member of the Program Committee and one member of the Finance Committee, who had been elected for a two year period by the Council at its Forty-Sixth Session (December 1965).
293. The Council, after considering what action, if any, needed to be taken to ensure that the number of members of both these Committees remained throughout any given biennium at a level which would enable the Committees to discharge their functions with the maximum effectiveness, decided to request the Committee on Constitutional and Legal Matters (CCLM) to examine the desirability of amending the General Rules of the Organization to provide that the first session of the Council immediately after the regular session of the Conference, should elect three instead of two alternates to both Committees. The CCLM was requested to report thereon to the Council at its next session.
294. The Council's attention was also drawn to the fact that the General Rules of the Organization provide that an alternate member shall attend when a Committee member expects to be absent for the whole of a particular session. The Council considered that, provided no additional expense to the Organization was entailed, it would be useful for alternates to follow the discussions of these Committees, even though they were not called upon to participate. Accordingly, the Council requested the CCLM to study the appropriate manner of providing that in such circumstances alternates might follow the discussions, and report thereon to the Council at its next session.
295. The Council under authority delegated by the Eighth Session of the Conference appointed Mr. Emanuael A. Okwuosa, Agricultural Attaché of the Embassy of Nigeria in Rome as Member of the FAO Staff Pension Committee representing the Conference to serve for the unexpired term of Mr. M.H. Brodhaag (Netherlands) that is to 31 December 1967. Mr. Okwuosa having been an Alternate Member of this Committee, the Council appointed Dr. A.S. Tuinman, Agricultural Attaché of the Royal Netherlands Embassy in Rome, to fill through 31 December 1967, the vacancy created by Mr. Okwuosa's appointment as Member.
296. The Council expressed its appreciation of the services Mr. Brodhaag had rendered as a Member of the Committee.
297. In accordance with Article XI of the FAO Staff Regulations, the Council appointed H.E. Johannes Schwarzenberg (Ambassador of Austria to the Holy See) as Chairman of the Appeals Committee, for the unexpired term of office arising out of the departure from Rome of H.E. Manuel A. Adeva (Ambassador of the Republic of the Philippines to Italy).