FC 109/1

Finance Committee

Hundred and Ninth Session

Rome, 9 - 13 May 2005

Provisional Agenda


This document does not constitute an invitation to the session. While complete sets of documents cannot be provided, one copy of specific committee documents can be provided upon written request.


  1. Adoption of the Provisional Agenda and Timetable (docs. FC 109/1, FC 109/1 Add.1 and FC 109/INF/1)

  2. Election of Vice-Chairperson


  1. Annual Report on Budgetary Performance and Programme and Budgetary Transfers
    (doc. FC 109/3)

  2. Financial Highlights and Status of Current Assessments and Arrears (doc. FC 109/4)

  3. Report on Investments 2004 (doc. FC 109/5)

  4. Incentive Scheme to Encourage Prompt Payment of Contributions – Analysis of Impact of Zero Discount Rate (doc. FC 109/6)

  5. Scale of Contributions 2006-2007 (doc. FC 109/7)


  1. Extension of the Appointment of the External Auditor (doc. FC 109/8)

  2. 2004 Annual Activity Report of the Office of the Inspector-General (doc. FC 109/9)

  3. Appointment of the Auditor General of a Member Nation as External Auditor
    (Financial Regulation 12.1) (doc. FC 109/10)

  4. Progress Report on Implementation of the External Auditor’s Recommendations
    (doc. FC 109/11)

  5. Structure of the FAO and WFP Internal Audit Committees (doc. FC 109/12)

  6. Internal Controls Reporting (doc. FC 109/13)

  7. Reports of the UN Joint Inspection Unit

    1. Review of the Headquarters Agreements concluded by the Organizations of the United Nations System: Human Resources Issues Affecting Staff (JIU/REP/2004/2) (doc. CL 128/INF/8)
    2. Joint Inspection Unit Reports on Managing for Results in the United Nations System (JIU/REP/2004/5, 6, 7, 8) (doc. CL 128/INF/10)
    3. Report on Follow-up to Joint Inspection Unit Recommendations
      (doc. PC 93/9 – FC 109/14c)
  8. Report of External Audit Review of Official Travel in FAO (doc. FC 109/15)

  9. Report of External Audit Review of Local Contracts in Headquarters (doc. FC 109/16)


  1. Funding of the After Service Medical Costs Liability (doc. FC 109/17)

  2. Status Report on HLCM Working Group on Accounting Standards (doc. FC 109/18)

  3. Liability of the Organization and its Member States for Staff Pensions (doc. FC 109/19)


  1. Summary Programme of Work and Budget 2006-2007 (doc. CL 128/3)


  1. Requirements to compete effectively for a Post in FAO (doc. FC 109/21)

  2. Issuance of Work Permits for Expatriate Spouses at Headquarters (doc. FC 109/22)

  3. Statistics on Human Resources (doc. FC 109/23)

  4. Decisions of the General Assembly on International Civil Service Commission and UN Joint Staff Pension Board (including Changes in Salary Scales and Allowances) (doc. FC 109/24)

  5. Comparative Study of General Service and Professional Staffing in other UN Organizations (doc. FC 109/25)


  1. Follow-up to the Independent Evaluation of FAO’s Decentralization
    (docs. PC 92/6a – FC 108/18 re-issued and PC 93/7 – FC 109/26)

  2. Progress Report on Administrative Information Systems (doc. FC 109/27)

  3. Review of the Payment of the European Community to cover Administrative and Other Expenses arising out of its Membership in the Organization (doc. FC 109/28)

  4. Translation Services in FAO (doc. FC 109/29)


Matters that have been considered at the First Meeting of the WFP Executive Board (31 January – 2 February 2005)

  1. Business Process Review: Working Capital Financing (doc. FC 109/30)

  2. Financial Framework for Strategic Priority 5 Implementation (doc. FC 109/31)

  3. Funding Arrangements for United Nations Staff Safety and Security (doc. FC 109/32)

  4. Definition of Special Operations (doc. FC 109/33)

  5. Proposed Programme of Work of the External Auditor for the 2004-2005 Biennium (doc. FC 109/34)

  6. Report of the External Auditor on Financial Reporting Standards for the World Food Programme (doc. FC 109/35)

  7. Follow-up on the Recommendations of the External Auditor (doc. FC 109/36)

  8. Update on the WFP Management Plan for 2004-2005 (doc. FC 109/37)

Matters to be considered at the Annual Meeting of the WFP Executive Board
(6 – 10 June 2005 – to be confirmed)

  1. Consolidated Financial Report (doc. FC 109/38)

  2. Update on the Business Process Review (doc. FC 109/39)

  3. Follow-up on the Recommendations of the External Auditor (doc. FC 109/40)

  4. Strategic Plan (2006-2009) (doc. FC 109/41)

  5. Report of the External Auditor on Management Matters (doc. FC 109/42)

  6. Update on the WFP Management Plan for 2004-2005 (doc. FC 109/43


  1. Working Methods of the Finance Committee (no document)

  2. Date and Place of the Hundred and tenth Session

  3. Any Other Matters