CL 128/OD/2


Hundred and Twenty-eighth Session

Rome, 20 – 25 June 2005


Tuesday, 21 June 2005

(09.30-12.30 hours)



Item 11

Report of the Joint Meeting of the 93rd Session of the Programme Committee and the 109th Session of the Finance Committee (11 May 2005): for discussion and/or decision (CL 128/4)



Savings and Efficiencies in Governance



Other Matters Arising out of the Reports


Item 12

Report of the 93rd Session of the Programme Committee (Rome, 9-13 May 2005): for discussion and/or decision (CL 128/11)


Item 13

Report of the 109th Session of the Finance Committee (Rome, 9-13 May 2005): for discussion and/or decision (CL 128/13)



Status of Contributions and Arrears
(CL 128/LIM/1)



Budgetary Performance 2004



Scale of Contributions 2006-2007



Other Matters Arising out of the Report


(14.30-17.30 hours or later if required)



Item 10

Summary Programme of Work and Budget 2006-2007: for discussion and/or decision (CL 128/3)



Independent Chairperson of the Council:

Aziz Mekouar (Morocco)



Nasreddine Rimouche (Algeria)
James Melanson (Canada)
Ricardo Santa Cruz Rubí (Guatemala)

Chairperson of the Drafting Committee:

Willem Brakel (United States)


Composition of Drafting Committee:

Angola, Australia, Egypt, Indonesia, Japan, Mexico, Netherlands, Pakistan, Panama, Romania, Uganda, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States


Special Events

Council participants are invited to attend:

The Special Event on The Implementation of Voluntary Guidelines on the Right to Adequate Food to be held from 10.00 to 12.30 hours today in the Green Room.

A presentation on The Art and Science of Dietary Guidance: Promoting healthy diets and lifestyles by Mr Eric M. Bost, Under Secretary for Food, Nutrition, and Consumer Services, United States Department of Agriculture, to be held from 13.00 to 14.30 hours today in the Iran Room.

A Special Event on The Implementation of the International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture to be held from 11.00 to 12.30 hours on Friday 24 June 2005 in the Green Room.


As the list of Delegates and Observers appended to the Council Report includes only the names of those who have registered as participants, including Permanent Representatives, those who have not yet registered are kindly requested to do so at the Turkish Registration Centre on the Ground Floor of Building A. Delegates and Observers are invited to check that their names and titles have been correctly listed by consulting the provisional list of delegates at the Documents Desk and on the Council web page.

Disbursing Office

Members of the Council are informed that the disbursement of terminal expenses will be effected in Rooms D.178 and D.180 according to the following schedule:

Monday 20 to Friday 24 June

09.00 to 11.00 hours

Booking of Meeting Rooms

Given the limited number of rooms, requests will be considered on a first-come, first-served basis, and availability will only be confirmed 24 hours in advance. All requests/queries should be addressed to Mr. R Rodriguez, Room A-375, ext. 55872 or 53075; (Tel. 0657055872 when calling from outside FAO).

Internet Café Service and Web posting of Council Documents

The Internet Café is available for Delegates and Observers in the Atrium, between Building A and Building B from 08.00 to 18.00 hours.

Council Documents in Arabic, Chinese, English, French and Spanish are available on the FAO Internet Web Pages, and can be accessed by clicking on the link at the bottom of the home page, or by typing: in the browser.

A cloakroom is situated next to the Chinese Lounge on the ground floor of Building A.

World Agriculture Information Center - WAICENT Stand

FAO's hypermedia electronic information services accessible over the Internet are featured at the WAICENT stand, which is located in the Korean Conference Centre area, at the entrance of the Red and Green Rooms (1st floor Building A). Delegates are invited to visit the area, where they can benefit from assisted demonstrations of the information services, or use one of the computers and explore for themselves.

Written Statements by Delegations

Delegates intending to read a written statement, and who wish to help to ensure that the impact of their words is equally strong in all languages, are requested to read at a reasonable speed and to hand in a copy of the text in advance to one of the messengers in the meeting room. The statement will be photocopied and distributed to the Interpreters before it is delivered. This practice will also help to minimize errors, especially when quoting figures and proper names.

Telephone and Telefax Facilities for Delegates – Slovak Business Centre

Telephones for internal or Rome calls are located in the Slovak Centre (Ground Floor of Building B), and in the corridor of the first floor of Building A. Before making calls from the Rome area dial “0” and wait for the external dial tone before dialing the number. International phone calls can also be made using calling cards, on sale at the newsstand in front of the Banca Intesa. Calls can be made at discount rates by using these cards on the phones in the Slovak Business Centre. A fax transmission service is available for a flat fee of €1 per page in the Slovak Business Centre (ground floor of Building B).

Postal and Courier/DHL Service for Delegates The Italian Post Office, adjacent to the bank Banca Intesa, is open from 08.25 to 15.30 hours Monday to Friday.

The DHL office, located in Building C (Room C.005) is open from 10.30 to 18.00 hours Monday to Friday, and until closure of Council Session on Saturday.Dial extension 53767.

In addition, an Express Courier Service is available for despatches/deliveries in Rome, non-stop, from 08.30 to 16.30 hours Monday to Friday. Please call ext. 54881 or 55103 for further information.

Banking Service

The Banca Intesa bank (Ground Floor Building B) has reserved two special counters for the use of Delegates and Observers attending the Council. This service will operate from Monday 20 to Friday 24 June 2005 from 8.35 to 16.35. Cash dispensers are also available on the Ground Floor of Building B.

Restaurant/Coffee Bars

In addition to the Polish Bar on the Ground Floor in Building A and the cafeteria and restaurant on the 8th floor of Building C, a lounge area and bar service is available in the Atrium between Buildings A and B.

Prayer Room

A Prayer Room is available for use by Council participants in Room A.250.

First Aid - Medical Emergencies

For medical emergencies dial 30.

For normal medical requirements, please dial 53577 or make your way to the Medical Service, Room B.162, First Floor of Building B, which will be available during the Council hours.

FAO is a smoke-free area. Smoking is not permitted inside any of the FAO Buildings.




Jacques Diouf


Deputy Director-General and
Secretary-General of the Conference and Council

David Harcharik


Assistant Director-General and Directeur de Cabinet

Michel Savini


Assistant Secretary-General of the Conference and Council

Mohammed Rouighi


Chief, Conference, Council and Government Relations Branch

Denis Fadda