REPORT OF THE COUNCIL OF FAO

CL 72/REP

REPORT OF THE COUNCIL OF FAO

Seventy-Second Session
Rome, 8-11 November 1977

FOOD AND AGRICULTURE ORGANIZATION OF THE UNITED NATIONS
ROME 1977

COUNCIL
(as from 1 January 1977)

Independent Chairman: Gonzalo Bula Hoyos

Argentina3

Germany, Fed. Rep. of3

New Zealand2

Bangladesh3

Greece3

Niger2

Brazil1

Guinea-Bissau3

Pakistan2

Burundi1

India2

Panama3

Canada1

Indonesia3

Philippines3

China3

Italy2

Rwanda3

Colombia1

Japan3

Spain1

Czechoslovakia3

Jordan1

Sudan2

Ecuador2

Lebanon1

Thailand3

Egypt2

Libya2

Trinidad and Tobago1

Finland2

Malawi2

Tunisia1

France2

Mauritius2

United Kingdom2

Gabon1

Mexico1

United States of America1

Gambia1

Netherlands1

Venezuela3


1Term of office until conclusion of Nineteenth Session of the Conference, November 1977.

2Term of office until 31 December 1978.

3Term of office until conclusion of Twentieth Session of the Conference, November 1979.

The designations employed and the presentation of material in this publication do not imply the expression of any opinion whatsoever on the part of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations concerning the legal status of any country, territory, city or area or of its authorities, or concerning the delimitation of its frontiers or boundaries.

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ISBN 92–5–100534–6

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© FAO 1977

TABLE OF CONTENTS

LIST OF DECISIONS, DIRECTIVES AND RECOMMENDATIONS OF THE COUNCIL

INTRODUCTION

Adoption of the Agenda and Timetable

Election of Two Vice-Chairmen and Designation of the Chairman and Members of the Drafting Committee

Tribute to G. Bula Hoyos

Tribute to R.W. Phillips

PREPARATIONS FOR THE NINETEENTH SESSION OF THE FAO CONFERENCE

Nomination of the Chairman of the Conference, the Chairmen of the Commissions of the Conference and the Rapporteur of the Plenary to Commission I

Election of the Nominations Committee

Tenth McDougall Memorial Lecture

Nomination of the Chairman of the Informal Meeting of Observers of Non-Governmental Organizations

ACTIVITIES OF FAO AND WFP

Report of the Fourth Session of the Commission on Fertilizers

World Food Programme

- Draft Resolution on Target for WFP Pledges for the Period 1979-80

- Adoption of the WFP's Revised General Regulations

INTER-AGENCY RELATIONS AND CONSULTATIONS ON MATTERS OF COMMON INTEREST

Questions Arising from Discussions in UNDP, ECOSOC, ACC, Other United Nations Bodies and the Specialized Agencies

UN Joint Inspection Unit

- Evaluation in the United Nations System

- Technical Cooperation Provided by the United Nations System to Regional and Subregional Integration and Cooperation Movements (Africa and Western Asia)

- Recruitment of Staff in the Professional Category in the UN System

- First Class Travel in the UN Organizations

- Ninth Report on the Activities of the Joint Inspection Unit

PROGRAMME, BUDGETARY, FINANCIAL AND ADMINISTRATIVE MATTERS

Programme of Work and Budget, 1978-79

- Budget level

- Evaluation of AGRIS

- FAO Internship Programme

- Future of "Review of Programmes" Exercise

Review of Field Programmes, 1976-77 (Including Up-dating of Information on the TCP, and a Report on the Contribution of FAO to the TCDC)

Medium-Term Objectives

Special Fund for the Reduction of Food Losses

Budget for the Regional Animal Production and Health Commission for Asia, the Far East and the South-West Pacific (APHCA)

Other Programme, Budgetary, Financial and Administrative Matters Arising out of the Thirty-Third Session of the Programme Committee and the Fortieth Session of the Finance Committee

- Financial Position of the Organization

(i) Status of Contributions

(ii) Applications for Membership

- Audited Accounts

(i) United Nations Development Programme 1976

(ii) World Food Programme 1976

(iii) Submission of Audited Accounts to the Conference

(iv) Regular Programme - Interim Accounts for 1976

- Amendments to the Financial Regulations

- Programme and Budgetary Adjustments in 1977

- Emoluments of the Director-General

- Progress Report on FAO Premises

CONSTITUTIONAL AND LEGAL MATTERS

Report of the Thirty-Fifth Session of the Committee on Constitutional and Legal Matters

- Amendments to the General Rules of the Organization Relating to the Composition of the Programme Committee and Finance Comntittee

- Amendment to Rule XXXVII. 4 of the General Rules of the Organization

- Draft Supplementary Arrangement with the United Nations Regarding Cooperation between the World Food Council and FAO

- Relationship Agreement between FAO and IFAD

- Amendments to the Agreement for the Establishment of the Indo-Pacific Fisheries Council

- Amendments to the International Plant Protection Convention

Other Constitutional and Legal Questions

- Invitations to Non-Member Nations to Attend FAO Sessions

- Invitations to International Non-Governmental Organizations which do not have Status with FAO

- Amendments to Agreements Concluded under Article XIV of the Constitution

OTHER MATTERS

Second Report on Unscheduled Sessions in the 1976-77 Biennium

Date and Place of Seventy-Third Session of the council

APPENDICES

A - Agenda for the Seventy-Second Session

B - List of Delegates and Observers

C - List of Documents

D - General Regulations: Arrangements and Procedures for the Establishment and Operation of the UN/FAO World Food Programme

E - Contributions Outstanding at 9 November 1977

F - Amendments to the General Rules of the Organization - Programme and Finance Committees

G - Draft Supplementary Arrangement on Cooperation between FAO and the World Food Council

H - Draft Agreement between FAO and the International Fund for Agricultural Development

I - Agreement Establishing the Indo-Pacific Fisheries Council (IPFC)

J - Proposed Amendments and Modifications to the International Plant Protection Convention

K - Amendments to the Constitution and Financial Regulations of the European Commission for the Control of Foot-and-Mouth Disease

L - Amendments to the Agreement for the Establishment of a Commission for Controlling the Desert Locust in the Near East

M - Amendments to the Agreement for the Establishment of a Commission for Controlling the Desert Locust in North-West Africa

N - Amendments to the Agreement for the Establishment of a Commission for Controlling the Desert Locust in the Eastern Region of its Distribution Area in South-West Asia

O - Details of Unscheduled Sessions Approved and Approved Sessions Cancelled between 9 December 1976 and 1 October 1977

COMMETTIES