|CL 56/1-Corr.1 Spanish only||Corrigendum to above|
|CL 56/2||Perspective Study of World Agricultural Development and International Strategy for the Second Development Decade|
|CL 56/2-Corr.1||Corrigendum to above|
|CL 56/2-Add.1||Addendum to above|
|CL 56/2-Add.2||Addendum to above|
|CL 56/3||Joint Report of the Programme and Finance committees, - Report of the Nineteenth Session of the Programme Committee - Report of the Twenty Fifth Session of the Finance Committee.|
|CL 56/3 Add.1 English only||Impact of Field Programme on the Regular Programme. (Annex to Joint Report of the Programme and Finance committees).|
|CL 56/4||Fishery Matters arising from the Report of the Sixth Session of the Committee on Fisheries.|
|CL 56/5||Report of the Twenty-Third Session of the Committee on Constitutional and Legal Matters (CCLM)|
|CL 56/5-Add.1||Report of the Resumed Twenty-Third Session of the Committee on Constitutional and Legal Matters (CCLM) - Term of Office of the Director-General.|
|CL 56/5-Add.1 Corr.1||Corrigendum to above.|
|CL 56/6||Report of the Twenty-Fourth Session of the Committee on Constitutional and Legal Matters (CCLM)|
|CL 56/7||FAO's Present and Future Activities related to Food Production Resources|
|CL 56/8||Report of the Ad Hoc Committee on Forestry|
|CL 56/9||FAO/Unesco/ILO World Conference on Agricultural Education and Training|
|CL 56/9-Corr.1||Corrigendum to above|
|CL 56/10||Review of Associate Expert Scheme|
|CL 56/11||Interagency Relations and Consultations on Matters of Common Interest.|
Matters arising out of the UN General Assembly, the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations, and the Administrative Committee on coordination
|CL 56/11-Add.1||Interagency Relations and Consultations on Matters of Common Interest. Supplement to Section II : Protein Production|
|CL 56/12||Progress Report on Cooperation between FAO and UNDP|
|CL 56/13||FAO's participation in the preparation of the UN Conference on the Human Environment|
|CL 56/14||UN Joint Inspection Unit Report - Reports on Methods of computing reimbursements for services supplied by FAO to the WFP - JIU/REP/70/7|
|CL 56/14 Corr.1||Corrigendum to above|
|CL 56/15||Report of Unscheduled Sessions of FAO Bodies in the 1970–71 biennium|
|CL 56/16||Ninth Annual Report of the Intergovernmental Committee and Review of the Programme in preparation of the Fifth Pledging Conference|
|CL 56/17||Status, Functions and Term of Office of the Independent Chairman of the Council|
|CL 56/18||FAO Activities Related to International Agricultural Research|
|CL 56/19||Method of Balloting for Elections to CCP|
|CL 56/20||Invitations to Non-Member Nations to attend FAO Sessions|
|CL 56/21||Review of Activities of Selected Divisions of the Organization - Personnel Division|
|CL 56/22||Staff/Management Relations|
|CL 56/23||Recruitment of Field Personnel|
|CL 56/24||Arrangements for the Sixteenth Session of the Conference|
|CL 56/25||Draft Programme of Work and Budget, 1972–73 - Office of the Director-General - New Post of Assistant Director-General for Special Affairs|
|CL 56/26||Date for Nominations for Independent Chairman of the Council|
|CL 56/INF Series|
|CL 56/INF/1 Rev.1||Time-table for the Session|
|CL 56/INF/2||Statement by the Director-General|
|CL 56/INF/3||Financial Position of the Organization as at 30 April 1971|
|CL 56/INF/4||Methods of Work of the FAO Council and its Committees|
|CL 56/INF/5||Information for Delegates and Observers|
|CL 56/INF/6||List of Delegates and Observers|
|CL 56/INF/7||Financial Position of the Organization (Status of Contributions)|
|CL 56/INF/8||List of Documents as of 7 June 1971|
|CL 56/INF/8 - Corr.1||Corrigendum to above|
|CL 56/INF/9 - Rev.1||Development of 1972–73 Working Budget Level|
|CL 56/LIM Series|
|CL 56/LIM/1||Caritas Internationalis - Statement on Item 4 before the Fifty-Sixth Session of the Council|
|CL 56/LIM/2||Methods of Work of the FAO Council and its Committees|
|CL 56/LIM/3||Report of the Resumed Twenty-Fourth Session of the Committee on Constitutional and Legal Matters (CCLM)|
|C 71 Series|
|C 71/3||The Director-General's Programme of Work and Budget|
|C 71/3-Corr.1||Corrigendum to above|
|C 71/3 Annexes||Annexes to above|
|C 71/3 Add.1||Addendum to Programme of Work and Budget 1972–73|
Arrangements for Senior Agricultural Advisers/FAO Country Representatives
|CL 56/OD Series|
|CL 56/OD/1||First to tenth Order of the Day of the Council|
|CL 56/CW Series|
|CL 56/CW/REP||Draft Report of the Committee-of-the-Whole|
|CL 56/REP Series|
|CL 56/REP/1||Draft Report of the Council|
|CL 56/REP/1 - Corr.1|
|CL 56/REP/2 to|
|CL 56/PV Series|
|CL 56/PV/1 to||First to Eighteenth Verbatim Records of the Council|
|CL 56/PV/14 - Corr.1|
|CL 56/PV/15 to|
Mr. Chairman, in welcoming the Council here today, I am very conscious that this Fifty-Sixth Session, like similar sessions in Conference years, will be largely concerned with preparing the ground for the next session of the Conference in November. I shall accordingly bear this in mind in briefly reviewing today some of the more important items on your agenda and a few other matters on which I feel I should report to you. Since you have a rather long agenda, I will not take up too much of your time.
Your major concern will, I assume, be the Programme of Work and Budget for 1972–73. I have made my general views on this known at the last session of Council, in the Introduction to the Programme of Work and Budget itself and to the recent meetings of the Programme and Finance Committees. On the general level, therefore, I do not believe there is much that I could usefully add at this present moment although I or my colleagues will of course be ready to deal with any points that arise when you come to your discussion of the Programme of Work and Budget.
There are, however, one or two particular points that I might mention now. I am glad to say that, subject to the approval of this Council and the UNDP Governing Council, agreement has been reached between Mr. Hoffman and myself with regard to the question of the Senior Agricultural Advisers/Country Representatives on the basis of the Weisl Report. This is the report of the consultant whom Mr. Hoffman and myself requested to look into the position of the Senior Agricultural Advisers, who at the same time act as FAO Country Representatives. Essentially, this agreement means that these officers, while recruited and appointed by FAO and looking to FAO for their future careers, will be seconded to UNDP for the duration of their appointment. But, while working closely with and under the policy guidance of the Resident Representatives, they will continue to receive instructions from, and report to, FAO on agricultural matters. On the financial side, UNDP will henceforward bear two thirds of the cost of maintaining this corps of officers in the countries themselves. This is different from the present situation, where we pay practically half the cost. It is further proposed that the number of these officers should be increased from 55 to 62. In the light of this agreement and of certain related arrangements there will be a saving of $ 340 000 for FAO in the present proposed budget level.
Secondly, there is a matter raised in the Introduction to my proposed Programme of Work and Budget where, as members of the Council will have seen, I set forth in some detail the problems created by an increasing range of functions which have to be carried out by myself or by the Deputy Director-General personally and which cannot by their nature be delegated to a “sectoral” Assistant Director-General. As a solution, I proposed the creation of a second post of Deputy Director-General. The Programme and Finance Committees, at the end of a lengthy discussion of this subject, concluded that the problem might be solved satisfactorily by the creation of a new post of Assistant Director-General for Special Affairs, who would be placed in the Director-General's Office. I am ready to accept the recommendations of the two Committees on this point, and in a paper for the Council I have explained how I envisage the functions of the new Assistant Director-General. The proposed new solution will lead to a saving of $ 15 800.
Finally, the Finance Committee has recommended certain adjustments which I have accepted and which, while involving a reduction of only $ 50 000 in the budget level, would reduce assessments to Member Nations by about $ 400 000.
As a result of all the savings or reductions I have mentioned, the revised proposed budget level for the next biennium will decrease from $ 87 090 000 to $ 86 684 200.
Despite these savings or reductions, however, the new level of the proposed budget is still undoubtedly a matter of concern. Nor is it just the total level that is disturbing. There is also the fact that the unusually heavy cost increases which have resulted directly from inflation, and which are almost entirely responsible for the rise to this level, have obliged us to limit proposals for a real programme increase to an extent where they are far below what is justified and necessary. I believe that in future biennia it is vital that we should return to a more satisfactory pattern of growth in our regular programme. This is something on which I shall elaborate further in the Medium-Term Plan, which, although not before the Council, is now almost completed in draft and will be placed before the next Conference.
I should like now to pass on to a few other matters that are on the Council's agenda. First there is the very important question, in my opinion, of the Perspective Study of World Agricultural Development. Following the discussions in the Programme Committee, I am now putting before the Council a supplementary paper concerning the further implementation of Resolution 1/69. This proposes that it would best serve the interests of our Member Governments and be consistent with what we can do within the limits of our existing resources if the Perspective Study were to take the form of periodic integrated reports emerging from a continuous and progressively improving perspective study function on the part of all substantive units of the Organization, under the leadership of the Policy Advisory Bureau.
The first periodic perspective study will be prepared for consideration by the 1973 Conference and will be linked particularly to a question which I consider to be of great importance, - the question of international agricultural adjustment. This, I shall propose through the proper channel - which is the Committee on Commodity Problems - should be one of the main themes, if not the main theme, of the Conference in 1973. Then, a more comprehensive study will be presented to the 1975 Conference, coinciding with the mid-term review of the Second Development Decade.
Those are roughly our plans with regard to the Perspective Study of World Agricultural Development. Members of the Council will have the relevant papers before them and I look forward to a very useful discussion on this item.
A second point to which I should now like to draw the Council's attention is the document before it on the question of food production resources. For those who may be somewhat apprehensive as a result of earlier proposals on this subject, let me at once stress that our present objective is not to create a new organizational structure outside the scope of our existing activities. Our aim, as the document itself points out, is to intensify and expand activities such as the Dairy Development Scheme, the Fertiliser Programme, our work on pesticides and our technical assistance in connexion with farm machinery and implements, together with the initiation of a new scheme for seed development and the promotion of integrated pilot projects utilizing packages of these various inputs. This is another approach to an important problem that has been before us for years - how can we help our member countries more in the field of production requisites? This came up again in the Second World Food Congress of FAO, following various proposals in this field that were made, among others, by my predecessor, Dr. Sen. I hope that we can now decide to move ahead on this problem, because I personally consider it as something of extreme importance. Countries need the necessary production requisites if they are really to follow up successfully on the green revolution.
A third matter to which I should like to refer - and which it is proposed should be included in the Council's agenda - is the important question of agricultural research, on which a very significant step forward has recently been taken. I refer to the initiative to establish a Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research under the joint sponsorship of FAO, the World Bank and the United Nations Development Programme, for which FAO will provide the secretariat for its Technical Advisory Committee. In view of the still precarious situation regarding agricultural production in the developing countries, where the balance may be tilted either way by the availability or absence of adequate research facilities, I am confident that the Council will endorse this initiative. Not only is it, as I say, something of crucial importance to the future of agriculture in the developing countries. It is also, in view of the co-sponsorship of FAO, the World Bank and UNDP, an outstanding example of an integrated inter-agency approach to matters of such importance. Following a preliminary meeting in January, there was a second meeting late in May at which eight countries, three foundations and two development agencies formally joined the Group, with the Bank and UNDP, and several of the others attending for the time being as observers indicated that they would probably do so. According to provisional estimates about $ 15 million a year will, already on the basis of current pledges, be made available through the Group to strengthen selected agricultural research efforts for the benefit of developing countries, which would otherwise be beyond those countries' means. I am convinced that the kind of imaginative teamwork, underlying the conception of the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research, is the best way to make significant progress in this extremely important field.
Indeed, an integrated cooperative approach of this kind among agencies is by far the best way of dealing with a considerable number of problems. I am glad to say that the Administrative Committee on Coordination of the United Nations is coming to recognize this and that we have begun to make progress along these lines. A very important step was taken when the ACC set up a functional group of its members to study the implications of the green revolution for the policies and activities of various of the agencies. In the past a subject such as the high-yielding varieties might have been thought to have been more or less the exclusive concern of FAO. But, when we take a broader view and consider all the economic and social implications, it is clear that other agencies should also take an interest in this important problem. Consequently, although I, as Director-General of FAO, was - quite naturally, I think - asked to act as convener of the functional group, several agencies participated in it and in the preparation of the comprehensive paper which was submitted to the last session of the ACC in Berne in April, where, I am glad to say, it was extremely well-received. This paper, which indicates the possibilities of cooperation among a large number of United Nations agencies towards progress on the green revolution, is being forwarded to this summer's session of the Economic and Social Council and will then be submitted by me to the next session of the FAO Conference in November, along with the comments of the Economic and Social Council. A second similar functional group, this time on the human environment, has been set up with my colleague Dr. Davies, the Secretary-General of the World Meteorological Organization, as convener and it has been agreed in principle that another functional group will be set up on the population question. A further subject which is clearly suitable, at least in my opinion, for an integrated approach leading to cooperative action among the agencies is that of unemployment, especially rural unemployment.
There is, however, one matter on which a rather difficult situation has arisen - speaking still about cooperation and integration of efforts among agencies of the United Nations family. Members of the Council will all be familiar with the Protein Advisory Group originally set up a few years ago under the joint sponsorship of WHO, FAO and UNICEF to provide technical advice on protein problems to these organizations, which are those principally concerned with this matter. The Advisory Committee on Science and Technology of the United Nations, which made an in-depth study on protein problems, with substantial assistance from FAO, felt that it was necessary to strengthen existing measures for closing the protein gap. In fact it suggested that, because of the new dimensions of the problem, a separate new body was necessary to deal with it. In consultation with this Council and the Conference, we took the position that a new body in this field was not likely to bring a solution any nearer, and that what was more important was intensification of present efforts at the national and international level. Moreover, it was agreed at the last session of the ACC that the membership of the Protein Advisory Group should be expanded to include any member of the United Nations system interested in becoming a sponsor and participant. This, clearly, is a more satisfactory and effective manner of engaging the efforts of the United Nations system in tackling the protein problem. Nevertheless the United Nations has still been pursuing the matter, and an independent panel set up by the Secretary-General has suggested that, while a new agency might not be necessary, there is still need for a political body or committee on protein questions. Personally, I do not think that such a body, in addition to the Protein Advisory Group and the governing bodies of the organizations concerned, would make any appreciable impact on the problem. Indeed, I fear that it might confuse the issue by adding to the proliferation of new bodies. I can assure this Council that I am very much against such proliferation. New bodies are constantly being set up to solve problems which are already being dealt with by others. This does not make any difference to the solution of the problems, but only costs money. I therefore hope that the Council will support my position, because we are going to discuss this problem again soon in the ACC and subsequently in the Economic and Social Council.
I have now dealt with some of the problems that will certainly come up during your discussions here. There are a few other points I should like to mention now. First of all, the Council will remember, at the last Session, I announced that we had made an emergency allocation to Pakistan from World Food Programme resources to the amount of $ 4 million. That was for the people who were the victims of the terrible floods which had taken place in East Pakistan. I have since been there myself, and I am very grateful to the Government of Pakistan for showing me the areas affected and helping me see for myself how necessary the assistance was and still is.
Since then many things have happened. I am not going to elaborate on this; it is all well known. But the World Food Programme and I are now confronted with requests from both India and Pakistan for large amounts of food aid, to be channelled, of course, through the World Food Programme. The quantities we are asked to provide are far beyond the resources of the World Food Programme; this is already quite clear. I do not think I need mention now the specific quantities. I can only state that, as a result of these requests, I have taken two steps. I have allocated altogether about $ 3 million for the persons who are now on the Indian side of the frontier with East Pakistan. And I have also agreed that whatever part of the earlier allocation to Pakistan of $ 4 million which has not been used up could be used in East Pakistan wherever necessary, subject, of course - as has been accepted by the Government of Pakistan - to the supervision of World Food Programme officials.
The whole United Nations family is, of course, deeply concerned with this problem, and righty so, because it is a very serious problem. From a humanitarian point of view it is our duty to do everything possible to help find a solution. We are therefore in close contact with the Secretary-General of the United Nations, who has taken a personal role in this matter. He is considering appointing a special representative of his in East Pakistan. As far as India is concerned, he has appointed the High Commissioner for Refugees to act as the focal point for aid. I thought I should mention this whole matter to you because we are now in the middle of the problem. But I think it is already clear that the World Food Programme contribution - although it may be a generous one from the standpoint of the resources of the Programme - will certainly be insufficient to help in an emergency of this magnitude.
I therefore think I should draw this problem to the special attention of donor countries -the countries that are in a position to give help - asking them and their people to take a most sympathetic attitude to it. It is, as I say, a problem I look at exclusively from a humanitarian point of view.
I now wish to say a word about one of the non-governmental agencies with which we have particularly friendly relations - the International Federation of Agricultural Producers, which celebrated its Twenty-fifth anniversary a few weeks ago in Paris. I was asked to address them on behalf of FAO and I very much appreciated that honour. As you well know, the IFAP is a close friend and a staunch ally of FAO in the vital common interests which we share, especially in the field of commodity problems and so on, where the IFAP has on many occasions made useful contributions. We also cooperate with that organization very closely in the field of agricultural cooperatives. As you know, we have set up a Joint Committee for the Promotion of Agricultural Cooperatives (COPAC) in which FAO is actively associated with ILO, IFAP, the International Cooperative Alliance and the International Federation of Plantation, Agricultural and Allied Workers. In view of our interest in the establishment of agricultural cooperatives in the developing countries, our work with COPAC - which is a comparatively recent creation and which now has the nucleus of a joint secretariat located here in FAO headquarters - is something which we regard as having great potential value for the future.
Apart from agricultural bodies, there is of course our cooperation with church groups, trade unions and other non-governmental organizations interested in development, for which the link is and remains the Freedom from Hunger Campaign.
I might mention two recent striking instances of Freedom from Hunger Campaign action for development. The first is its cooperation with the World Confederation of Organizations of the Teaching Profession, a body consisting of some six million school teachers in both developed and developing countries. On the initiative of the FFHC, this organization has taken the subject of “Rural Education” as its theme for 1971 and for its General Conference this year. This will involve considerable work by its members on improvements in rural school curricula on promoting greater attention in urban schools to the problems of agriculture and rural areas and on agricultural education itself. An action such as this with an influential non-governmental organization illustrates how the adroit, well-placed application of a single valid idea can stimulate beneficial repercussions over very wide areas.
The second example I should like to mention is the International Walk for Development and the related activities which took place in some fifty countries over the weekend of 7 to 9 May, as a result of an initiative launched at the Second World Food Congress. Somewhere between $ 8 million and $ 10 million who raised as a result-but perhaps even more important-it served to make the cause of development better known by bringing together so many people around the world in a simple demonstrative action to promote it. Although the Freedom from Hunger Campaign did not actually organize the individual walks, it provided the general coordinating spirit for them.
Here in Italy the “Mani Tese” Organization organized a splendid performance, and I am very grateful for their action, which also involved FAO officials on a large scale. On the world-wide scale, the people who helped organize these walks did so with great devotion and, I think, with considerable success. I believe that they ought to be warming congratulated.
Some of the aspects which I have mentioned of our cooperation with the other agencies of the United Nations system and with non-governmental organizations, show that there is a real validity in the concept of international integration of efforts, which is often spoken about but which many people are inclined to regard as being little more than a pious intention. When I come to the end of my remarks today, I shall say a few additional words on this subject. But, before that, I have still to deal with one or two other specific matters.
First, as reported to the Programme and Finance Committees, we have received an important communication from the Italian Government informing us that the remaining wing of this central headquarters building will be made available to us in 1972, and announcing a large financial contribution of $ 485 000 in 1971. They are making this contribution in the light of the burden placed on the Programme of Work and Budget by the heavy rent which we have been obliged to pay for outside premises. A similar contribution may be made in 1972. I should like to take this opportunity of expressing my deepest thanks to the Italian Government for this generous contribution, which will enable us to carry out some activities for which funds would not otherwise have been available. I am sure the Council will share this sense of gratitude.
I now come to a matter in which I am to a certain extent personally involved. This is the question of the term of office of the Director-General, another item which is on the agenda. I have read with great interest the report of the CCLM on this matter, and in particular its observations regarding the proposal for a single, non-renewable term of office. From my own experience, I believe it is desirable that a Director-General should be able to devote all his energy to the service of the Organization, without having his attention diverted by the tensions inevitably created by the prospects of having to participate in another election.
For this reason, and because I think it would be both anomalous and undesirable for one candidate in 1973 to be standing for a period of two years of office, while other possible candidates were standing for a period of six years, I should now like to make it clear that I shall not be a candidate in any future election after the forthcoming session of the Conference. My only wish and ambition is to serve out the further term of office that is accorded to me by the Conference to the best of my ability.
To conclude, let me revert for one moment to what I said earlier about integration. You know that I believe in an integrated effort all round, inside this organization and outside it. FAO itself must become more and more closely-knit as an organization. It should be a group of dedicated men and women which, although it may grow larger, must increasingly work as one team. It must strengthen and solidify its bonds with its Member nations and draw closer in harmonious working relationships to the other organizations within the United Nations system, to non-governmental organizations and to people in general. This is a pattern which the world as a whole must adopt - and soon - if it is to survive in peace. An intergovernmental organization such as FAO should be among the first to set this pattern.
UNSCHEDULED SESSIONS APPROVED BETWEEN 16 NOVEMBER 1970 and 27 MAY 1971
|No.||Title of Session||Art. of Constitution||Category||Attendance|
(Office of ADG)
|AGD||801||Technical Consultation on the Application of Remote Sensing to the Management of Food and Agricultural Resources||VI-5||(3)||Individuals selected in personal capacity|
Recommended during the 6th Session of the Scientific and Technical Sub-Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space
|ANIMAL PRODUCTION AND HEALTH DIVISION|
|AGA||869||Ad Hoc Consultation on Animal Nutrition||VI-5||(3)||Individuals selected in personal capacity|
In substitution of AGA 805 Panel of Experts of Animal Nutrition
|FI||876||Ad Hoc Consultation on the proposed establishment of an Inland Fishery Body for Africa||VI-5||(1)||Selected MNs, Int. Orgs.|
Recommended by COFI and the 15th Session of the Conference
|FI||878||IOFC Committee on Management of Indian Ocean Tuna (Special Session)||VI-1||(1)||Members of Committee|
Recommended by the Indian Ocean Fishery Commission (IOFC)
|FI||880||FAO Regional Consultation on the Conservation of Fishery Resources and the Control of Fishing||VI-5||(2)||MNs in region, Int. Orgs.|
Recommended by last FAO Regional Conference for Africa
|FI||882||4th Ad Hoc Consultation on Codes of Practice for Fish and Fishery Products||VI-5||(3)||Individuals selected in personal capacity|
Recommended by 4th Session of COFI and 15th Session of Conference
|FI||883||First Session of the IPFC Special Committee on Management of Indo-Pacific Tuna||XIV||(1)||Members of Committee|
Recommended by the 14th Session of IPFC
|COMMODITIES AND TRADE DIVISION|
|ESC||876||Hard Fibres Producers' meeting||V||(1)||Selected MNs|
Meeting proposed by Tanzania, in order to negotiate quota arrangements for 1971
|ESC||877||Consultative Committee on Tea - Standing Exporters' Group||V||(1)||Selected MNs, Int.Orgs.|
Recommended by 2nd Session of Consultative Committee to decide on global tea quota for 1971
|ESC||878||Study Group on Meat (First Session)||V||(1)||All MNs and AMs, Int. Orgs.|
Study group was established by CCP at its 45th session and it was recommended that first session be held early in 1971
|ESC||879||Consultative Committee on Tea - Standing Group on Promotion||V||(1)||Members of Standing Group|
This Group on promotion was set up by the Consultative Committee on Tea in 1970 in order to keep the overall position on the promotion of tea under review. It will meet simultaneously with ESC 840 Working Party on Tea, Third Session
|RURAL INSTITUTIONS DIVISION|
|ESR||860||Ad Hoc Technical Conference on Planning and Operation of Wholesale Markets||VI-5||(2)||MNs in region, Int. Orgs.|
Session requested by many Latin American countries to assist in the construction of new wholesale markets and in their operation
|ESR||862||Unesco International Institute for Educational Planning (IIEP) Visit of interns to Rome||-||-||Participants in internship programme|
To conform with agreement drawn up between FAO, Unesco and ILO for cooperation in the fields of agricultural education, science and training
|ESN||823||FAO/WHO Travelling Seminar on Protein Problems with particular reference to weaning foods.||-||(3)||Trainees nominated by MNs and selected by FAO|
In substitution of Ad Hoc Working Party on Food Habits and Trends with special reference to Protein Rich Foods (ESN 805)
|ESN||824||Board of Working Party on Home Economics of the ECA (fourth Session)||VI-1||(1)||Members of Board|
Recommended by Third Session of the Board
|ESN||826||19th Session of the FAO/WHO/UNICEF Protein Advisory Group of Experts||VI-2||(3)||Individuals selected in personal capacity|
Recommended by the 18th Session of the Protein Advisory Group held in February 1971
CANCELLATION OF APPROVED SESSIONS BETWEEN 16 NOVEMBER 1970 and 27 MAY 1971
|No.||Title||Reason for Cancellation|
|FREEDOM FROM HUNGER CAMPAIGN|
|FFH 805||3rd Regional Conference of Representatives of FFH Committees in the Near East Region||Cancelled, as one whole day devoted to FFH programme at N.E. Regional Conference in 1970.|
|INTERNATIONAL AGENCY LIAISON DIVISION|
(Codex Alimentarius Commission)
|CX 810||18th Session Executive Committee of the Codex Alimentarius Commission||Postponed until 1972 as a result of a decision of the Codex Alimentarius Commission to lengthen the period between its sessions|
|CX 811||9th Session of the Coordinating Committee for Europe|
|CX 820||Sub-Committee I of Codex Committee on Meat and Meat Products on Carcasses and cuts of Carcasses|
|CX 830||Codex Committee on General Principles (4th session)|
|CX 835||Codex Committee on Meat and Meatc Products (6th session)|
|CX 837||Sub-Committee IV of Codex Committee on Meat and Meat Products on Processed Meat Prods. and Consumer Packaged Meat (6th session)|
|CX 843||Codex Committee on Food Additives (8th session)|
|CX 844||Codex Committee on Methods of Analysis and Sampling (7th session)|
|CX 846||Codex Committee on General Principles (5th session)|
|ANIMAL PRODUCTION AND HEALTH DIVISION|
|AGA 805||Panel of Experts on Animal Nutrition (4th session)||This Panel will be abolished and the field will be covered by ad hoc consultations on specific subjects|
|AGA 808||Joint FAO/WHO Ad Hoc Consultation on Salmonellosis||Postponed by WHO, in consultation with FAO, in order to give priority to other matters|
|AGA 816||OIE/FAO Conference on Epizootics in the Far East||Postponed by OIE in consultation with FAO. (The 5th FAO Regional Conference on Animal Production and Health in Far East to be held Sept. 1971 will cover the subject.)|
|PLANT PRODUCTION AND PROTECTION DIVISION|
|AGP 811||10th Ad Hoc Conference on Wheat and Barley Improvement and Production in the Near-East||Postponed to next biennium as previous session on same subject was held in 1969 and the Third FAO Rockefeller Wheat Seminar was held in 1970.|
|AGP 815||Joint FAO/Unesco/WMO Technical Conference on Agroclimatology in West Africa||Cancelled as WMO is organizing a Conference on this subject|
|FI 802||COFI Sub-Committee on the Development of Cooperation with International Organizations concerned with Fisheries (3rd session)||COFI decided to postpone this session until the next biennium|
|FI 859||FAO/ICA Seminar on the Management of Fishery Cooperatives in Africa||Postponed to next biennium when support from bilateral funds may be available|
|COMMODITIES AND TRADE DIVISION|
|ESC 824||Study Group on Hard Fibres (4th session)||Consultative Committee of Study Group which meets three times yearly, considered this meeting of full Study Group was not necessary|
|ESC 827||Study Group on Oilseeds, Oils and Fats||Postponed to next biennium on recommendation of 5th session|
|RURAL INSTITUTIONS DIVISION|
|ESR 804||Ad Hoc Conference on Marketing in the Near East||Cancelled owing to difficulties in arrangement|
|ESR 812||Ad Hoc Conference on Marketing in Africa||Cancelled owing to priority of other commitments.|
|ESR 815||Consultation of Experts on Audio-Visual Aids for Cooperatives Education (French-speaking Africa)||Session ESR 816 “Expert Consultation on Agricultural Co-ops. in the Near East”, being extended to include Africa and to introduce the subject of audio-visual aids. (Its new title will be “Ad hoc Consultation on Cooperatives and other Farmers' Organizations in Agrarian Reform Areas of selected African and Near East Countries”).|
|ESN 805||Ad Hoc Working Party on Food Habits and Trends with special reference to protein-rich foods||Replaced by Unscheduled Session ESN 823 - FAO/WHO Travelling Seminar on Protein Food Mixtures Development, Production and Distribution|
|ESN 807||Third Joint FAO/WHO Conference on Food Additives||WHO requested postponement to next biennium for budgetary reasons|
|FO 814||African Forestry Commission (Third Session) and Executive Committee of AFC and Ad Hoc Working Party on Wildlife Management||Postponed to next biennium to permit inclusion of the unscheduled Ad Hoc Committee on Forestry recommended by the Fifteenth Session of the Conference|
|FO 815||Committee on Forest Development in the Tropics (3rd session)|
|FO 820||North-American Forestry Commission (6th session)||Postponed to next biennium on recommendation of NAFC|
|FO 828||Advisory Committee of Experts on Pulp and Paper (Special session)||This session will not be held separately, but will be incorporated with Session FO 825 Second World Consultation on Pulp and Paper Demand, Supply and Trade and Advisory Committee of Experts on Pulp and Paper (12th session).|
1. The Eighth Session of the Conference in November 1955 considered the report of the Twenty-First Session of the Council on the Scale of Contributions and adopted the following Resolution:
Having noted the report of the Working Party on the Scale of Contributions as well as the recommendations of the Twenty-First Session of the Council;
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;
Adopts the recommendation of the Council;
Decides 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 …
2. Set out hereafter is the proposed FAO Scale of Contributions for the years 1972–73 derived directly from the United Nations Scale of Assessments for the years 1971–73 (as approved in General Assembly Resolution 2654 (XXV) of 11 December 1970), maintaining the same minimum and maximum rates. The UN Resolution also establishes rates of assessment for four Member Nations of FAO which, while not Members of the United Nations, do participate in certain UN activities.
3. However, as some Members of the United Nations are not Members of FAO, the total percentage contributions of those Nations which are Members of both Organizations (plus the four mentioned above) do not add up to a full 100 percent.
4. With the exception of those Member Nations to which the minimum and maximum rates are applicable, the UN assessment of each FAO Member Nation has therefore to be increased pro rata in order to arrive at a Scale of Contributions adding up to a full 100 percent.
5. Information concerning the basis of constructing the United Nations Scale of Assessments or relating to a Member Nation's individual rate in that Scale can be obtained from
United Nations Committee on Contributions
New York, N.Y.
6. Modifications in FAO assessments of Member Nations for 1972–73 are attributable to changes between the United Nations Scale of Assessments for 1969 (on which the FAO Scale for 1970–71 was based) and the United Nations Scale of Assessments for 1971–73 (on which the FAO Scale for 1972–73 has been based, as mentioned above).
7. Further changes may occur in the FAO Scale as a result of the acceptance of additional Members by the Conference.
SCALE OF CONTRIBUTIONS 1972–73
|Member Nation||Proposed Scale|
|Central African Rep.||0.04||0.04|
|Congo (Dem. Rep. of)||0.04||0.06|
|Congo (Peoples Rep. of)||0.04||0.04|
|Trinidad and Tobago||0.04||0.04|
|United Arab Republic||0.23||0.25|
|United States of America||31.52||31.57|
|Yemen Arab Republic||0.04||0.04|
1 Not members of the United Nations. Their contributions are based on the percentage rates at which they contribute to certain UN activities.
MEMBERS OF FAO COUNCIL
The composition of the Council from 1 January 1971 is as follows:
Independent Chairman: Michel Cépède
Congo, Dem. Rep. of the3
Germany, Fed. Rep. of3
United Arab Republic2
United States of America1
1 Term of office until conclusion of sixteenth session of the Conference, November 1971.
2 Term of office until 31 December 1972.
3 Term of office until conclusion of seventeenth session of the Conference, November 1973.
COUNCIL STANDING COMMITTEES
28 November 1969 – November 1971
G. Bula Hoyos (Colombia)
K. Ando (Japan)
N. El Ghorfi (Morocco)
H.J. Kristensen (Denmark)
A.A.W. Landymore (U.K.) (resigned)
S.J. Majumdar (India)
R.W. Phillips (United States of America)
S. Haidar (Lebanon)
A.L. Cardinaux (Switzerland)
S. Krolikowski (Poland)
J.C. Nagle (Ireland)
V.P. Dhital (Nepal) (resigned)
R. Gibb (U.S.A.) (deceased)
A. Löchen (Norway)
J. Murenga (Kenya)
G. Weill (France)
Miss. M. de Barros e Vasconcellos (Brazil)
A. Davatchi (Iran)
COMMITTEE ON COMMODITY PROBLEMS
Germany, Fed. Rep. of
United States of America
COMMITTEE ON FISHERIES
Germany, Fed.Rep. of
Korea, Rep. of
United States of America
COMMITTEE ON CONSTITUTIONAL AND LEGAL MATTERS
United States of America
AD HOC COMMITTEE ON THE METHODS OF WORK OF THE COUNCIL
United Arab Republic
United States of America
UN/FAO INTERGOVERNMENTAL COMMITTEE FOR THE WORLD FOOD PROGRAMME
The composition of IGC from 1 January 1971 is as follows:
Germany, Fed.Rep. of*
United Arab Republic
United States of America*
* Elected by FAO Council.
FAO MEMBER NATIONS
(as at 7 June 1971)
Central African Republic
Congo, Democratic Republic of the
Congo, People's Republic of the
Germany, Federal Republic of
Korea, Republic of
Libyan Arab Republic
Syrian Arab Republic
Trinidad and Tobago
United Arab Republic
United States of America
Viet-Nam, Republic of
Yemen Arab Republic
Yemen, People's Democratic
FAO ASSOCIATE MEMBERS
(as at 7 June 1971)