Hundred and Twenty-seventh Session
Rome, 22 - 27 November 2004
MEMBERSHIP OF THE WFP EXECUTIVE BOARD
1. In accordance with Resolution 6/99 adopted by the 30th Session of the FAO Conference on 13 November 1999, the Council is required to elect six members of the WFP Executive Board for a term of office of three years from among FAO Member Nations.
2. For purposes of election to the Board, FAO Member Nations are divided into five separate lists (A, B, C, D and E) as shown in Appendix A to this document.
3. The present composition of the WFP Executive Board is given overleaf, with the List (as per Appendix A) to which each member belongs indicated in brackets.
4. Appendix B to this document reproduces a letter dated 11 December 2003 addressed to the Secretary-General of the Conference and Council by the Permanent Representatives of El Salvador, Nicaragua and Guatemala. The letter informs the Secretary-General that El Salvador will renounce its List C seat on 31 December 2004 in favour of Nicaragua.
5. Accordingly, the Council is invited to note the resignation of El Salvador from the WFP Executive Board on 31 December 2004 and to agree that the seat thus vacated be filled by Nicaragua.
Term of office
31 December 2004
31 December 2005
Iran, Islamic Republic of (B)
31 December 2006
El Salvador (C)2
Syrian Arab Republic (B)
31 December 2007
6. The Council will therefore be required to elect six members, for a term of office expiring on 31 December 2007 to replace the ones whose terms end on 31 December 2004, i.e. Canada (D); China (B); Eritrea (A); Germany (D); Haiti (C) and Mauritania (A).
7. Outgoing members are eligible for re-election.
8. A nomination form is given in Appendix C to this document, and the deadline for submission of nominations to the Secretary-General of the Council is 12.00 hours on Wednesday 24 November 2004.
WFP Executive Board Seats: 20 (ten each to be elected by the FAO Council and the ECOSOC of the United Nations) plus 1 seat to be elected by the FAO Council that rotates between the States included in the lists according to the following sequence: List A (2000-2002), List B (2003-2005), List A (2006-2008) and List C (2009-2011)
The 20 seats will be distributed on the following basis:
WFP Executive Board Seats: 8 (four to be elected by the FAO Council and four by the ECOSOC of the United Nations)
WFP Executive Board Seats: 7 (three to be elected by the FAO Council and four by the ECOSOC of the United Nations)
Democratic People's Republic
Federal States of Micronesia
Iran, Islamic Republic of
Republic of Korea
Syrian Arab Republic
United Arab Emirates
WFP Executive Board Seats: 5 (three to be elected by the FAO Council and two by the ECOSOC of the United Nations)
Antigua and Barbuda
2. ECONOMICALLY DEVELOPED COUNTRIES
WFP Executive Board Seats: 15 (seven to be elected by the FAO Council and eight by the ECOSOC of the United Nations)
The 15 seats will be distributed on the following basis:
WFP Executive Board Seats: 12 (six each to be elected by the FAO Council and the ECOSOC of the United Nations)
WFP Executive Board Seats: 3 (one to be elected by the FAO Council and two by the ECOSOC of the United Nations)
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Serbia and Montenegro
The Former Yugoslav
Republic of Macedonia
(Translated from Spanish)
Permanent Representations of the Republics of El Salvador, Nicaragua and Guatemala
to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations - FAO
Rome, 11 December 2003
Elections to the WFP Executive Board
Dear Mrs Gardner,
The Permanent Representations of El Salvador, Nicaragua and Guatemala (List C countries) have a mutual interest in participating in the work of the WFP Executive Board for the period 2003-2006 and, under a rotation agreement, have decided to put forward the candidature of El Salvador, which will renounce its seat for 2005 and 2006, to be substituted by Nicaragua in 2005 and by Guatemala in 2006. The election will take place at the 126th Session of the FAO Council on 11 December 2003.
|Joaquín Rodezno Munguía||José Cuadra Chamorro||Acisclo Valladares Molina|
|Permanent Representative||Permanent Representative||Permanent Representative|
Mrs Carleen Gardner
Secretary-General of the Conference and Council of FAO
The Secretary-General of the Council
The Delegate of ......................................... (FAO Member Nation)
Wishes to nominate for List .....5/
for election to a seat on the WFP Executive Board for the term of office
The Delegate of .............................................(FAO Member Nation)
accepts this nomination
1 This seat rotates between lists A, B and C as follows: List A (2000-2002), List B (2003-2005), List A (2006-2008) and List C (2009-2011)
2 El Salvador has expressed its intention to stand down in favour of Nicaragua for 2005, which has announced its intention to stand down in favour of Guatemala for 2006
3 Greece will resign its seat on 31 December 2004 to be replaced by France for the remaining period (2005 and 2006)