CL 130/2




Council



Hundred and Thirtieth Session

Rome, 28 November 2005

PROVISIONAL CALENDAR OF FAO GOVERNING BODIES AND OTHER MAIN SESSIONS 2006-2007


1. At its Sixty-sixth Session (June 1975) the Council, after concluding that the number of sessions and their programming was a fundamental problem, requested that "an annotated schedule for the next biennium of sessions of the Council itself and those Bodies which report to the Council should be submitted to the Sixty-eighth Council Session for approval, after adoption by the Conference of the Programme of Work and Budget and that this schedule should be reviewed at subsequent sessions of the Council as required".1

2. Appendix A gives the Provisional Calendar of FAO Governing Bodies and Other Main Sessions for 2006-2007. The Council is now requested to approve the Calendar for 2006, and to note the Calendar for 2007.

3. The Council at its Hundred and Thirty-first Session in November 2006 will be given the Provisional Calendar 2007-2008 to approve the Calendar for 2007.

4. The Secretariats of FAO, IFAD and WFP, in an endeavour to harmonize the sessions of the respective Governing Bodies which require the participation of Permanent Representatives in Rome, established an Inter-Agency Working Group on Meeting Programming to prepare this calendar of main sessions on a two-year rolling basis.


Appendix A

PROVISIONAL FAO/IFAD/WFP CALENDAR OF GOVERNING AND OTHER BODIES 2006-2007

   

2006

 

2007

JANUARY

24 ARC

30/1-3/2

   

FEBRUARY

112 FC*
IFAD/GC
WFP

9
13-17
20-24

FAD/GC
WFP

12 – 16
19 - 23

MARCH

28 NERC

12-16

27 COFI
Fisheries MM
Forestry MM
18 COFO

5 9
10
12
13-17

APRIL

IFAD/EB
29 LARC

18-21
24- 28

81 CCLM
66 CCP
20 COAG
IFAD/EB

4 – 5
16-18 (tentative)
18-21 (tentative)
23 - 27

MAY

95 PC
112 FC
28 APRC

8 -12
8- 12
15 -19

117 FC
97 PC
33 CFS

7– 11
7 – 11
21 – 24

JUNE

114 FC*
25 ERC
WFP

1-2
7-9
12-16

WFP
132 CL

4 - 8
18 - 23

JULY

       

AUGUST

       

SEPTEMBER

IFAD/EB
115 FC
96 PC

11-15
25-29
25-29

IFAD/EB
118 FC
98 PC
82 CCLM

3-7
17 -21
17-21
27 - 28

OCTOBER

80 CCLM*
WFD
116FC*
32 CFS*

2-3
16 (Mon)
20
30/10-4/11

WFD
WFP

16 (Tue)
22 – 26

NOVEMBER

WFP
131 CL

6-10
20-25

133 CL
34 C
134 CL

14 – 16
17 – 24
26

DECEMBER

IFAD/EB

11 - 15

IFAD/EB

10-14

         
 

Eid Al-Adha:

11 Jan 06

Easter:

8 Apr 07

 

Easter:

16 Apr 06

Ramadan:

13 Sept – 12 Oct 07

 

Ramadan:

24 Sept - 23 Oct 06

Eid Al-Fitr:

13 Oct 07

 

Eid Al-Fitr:

24 Oct 06

Eid Al-Adha:

31 Dec 07

         

       

APRC

Regional Conference for Asia and the Pacific

ERC

Regional Conference for Europe

ARC

Regional Conference for Africa

FC

Finance Committee

C

Conference

IFAD/EB

IFAD Executive Board

CCLM

Committee on Constitutional and Legal Matters

IFAD/GC

IFAD/VII

IFAD Governing Council

Replenishment Consultations

CCP

Committee on Commodity Problems

LARC

Regional Conference for Latin America and

CFS

Committee on World Food Security

 

the Caribbean

CL Council MM Ministerial Meeting

COAG

Committee on Agriculture

NERC

Regional Conference for the Near East

COFI

Committee on Fisheries (MM=Ministerial Meeting)

PC

Programme Committee

COFO

Committee on Forestry (MM=Ministerial Meeting)

WFD

World Food Day

CL

Council

WFP

World Food Programme Executive Board



1 CL 66/REP, para. 301.

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