Whereas the United Nations and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (hereinafter referred to as "FAO") have concluded an Agreement (hereinafter referred to as the "Relationship Agreement") pursuant to which FAO was brought into relationship with the United Nations as a specialized agency in accordance with Article 57 of the Charter of the United Nations; and
Whereas the United Nations General Assembly by resolution 3348 (XXIX) established a World Food Council as an organ of the United Nations reporting to the General Assembly through the Economic and Social Council, and having the purposes, functions and mode of operation set forth in resolution XXII adopted by the World Food Conference on 16 November 1974; and
Whereas resolution XXII adopted by the World Food Conference provides,inter alia, that the World Food Council should be serviced within the framework of FAO; and
Whereas Article XVIII of the Relationship Agreement provides that the Secretary-General of the United Nations and the Director-General of FAO may enter into such supplementary arrangements for the implementation of the Agreement as may be found desirable in the light of the operating experience of the two Organizations; and
Whereas it is desirable that a supplementary arrangement be concluded to define cooperation between FAO and the World Food Council;
Now therefore the Secretary-General of the United Nations and the Director-General of FAO have agreed as follows:
1. FAO and the World Food Council shall strive to ensure that their activities are at all times complementary and, to that end shall:
2. FAO and the World Food Council shall cooperate closely on substantive matters of common concern and to this effect give sympathetic consideration to any request made by either of them for assistance in the preparation of studies or the collection or analysis of information, relating to food and agriculture, in particular when the request is made in connexion with any submission to be made to the governing or subsidiary bodies of FAO or to the World Food Council.
Exchange of information and documents
Subject to any arrangements for the safeguarding of confidential material as envisaged in Article V-1 of the Relationship Agreement, FAO and the World Food Council shall fully and promptly exchange information and documentsthat are of mutual interest.
Administrative services and facilities
At the request of the World Food Council, FAO shall to the extent practicable arrange for its administrative and related services, including legal, personnel, financial, conference, purchasing, translation, interpretation and documents production and distribution services, as well as its facilities, to be made available to the World Food Council.
Except as may otherwise be decided by the FAO Conference or Council, the World Food Council shall bear the cost of any services or facilities provided by FAO pursuant to Article 1-2 or Article III in accordance with exchanges of letters concluded from time to time by FAO and the World Food Council. FAO shall on a similar basis bear the costs of any services or facilities provided by the World Food Council pursuant to Article 1-2.
1. The Director-General of FAO shall be invited to attend sessions of the World' Food Council and, as appropriate, those of its subsidiary bodies, and to participate in such sessions without the right to vote. If he is unable to attend, he may designate senior officers to participate in such meetings in his stead.
2. Without prejudice to Article II-1 of the Relationship Agreement, representatives of the World Food Council shall be invited:
3. From time to time, appropriate arrangements may be made, by mutual agreement, with respect to the representation of the World Food Council at other conferences or meetings convened by FAO, when matters of interest to the World Food Council are to be discussed.
Proposal of items for inclusion on provisional agenda of the World Food Council
The World Food Council shall include on its provisional agenda all items proposed, or recommended for inclusion, by the FAO Conference or Council.
Channels of Communication between the World Food Council and subsidiary bodies of the FAO Council
1. When reports of subsidiary bodies of the FAO Council, or the FAO Commission on Fertilizers, are transmitted to the World Food Council, they shall normally be reviewed first by the FAO Council. However, when the timing of the sessions of these bodies, the FAO Council-and the World Food Council, make this procedure impracticable, the Director-General of FAO may, as appropriate, make the reports available directly to the World Food Council.
2. Recommendations and requests addressed by the World Food Council to subsidiary bodies of the FAO Council or to the FAO Commission on Fertilizers shall normally be reviewed first by the FAO Council. However, when the timing of the sessions of these bodies, the FAO Council and the World Food Council, make this procedure impracticable, the Director-General may, as appropriate, transmit the World Food Council's recommendations and requests directly to the subsidiary bodies concerned.
Entry into force
This supplementary arrangement shall enter into force upon its signature by the duly authorized representatives of the United Nations and FAO.