REPORT OF THE COUNCIL OF FAO

CL 74/REP

REPORT OF THE COUNCIL OF FAO

Seventy-Fourth Session
Rome, 27 November-7 December 1978

FOOD AND AGRICULTURE ORGANIZATION OF THE UNITED NATIONS
ROME, 1978

COUNCIL
(until 31 December 1978)

Independent Chairman: Bukar Shaib

Afghanistan3 Ghana1 Mexico3
Algeria3 Greece2 New Zealand1
Argentina2 Guinea-Bissau2 Niger1
Bangladesh2 Hungary3 Pakistan1
Belgium3 India1 Panama2
Brazil3 Indonesia2 Philippines2
Canada3 Iraq3 Rwanda2
Chad3 Italy1 Sri Lanka1
China2 Jamaica3 Sudan1
Colombia3 Japan2 Tanzania3
Cuba3 Lebanon2 Thailand2
Czechoslovakia2 Liberia3 Uganda2
Ecuador1 Libya1 United Kingdom1
Egypt1 Malawi1 United States of America3
Finland1 Malta3 Venezuela2
France1 Mauritius1 Zaire3
Germany, Fed. Rep. of2

1Term of office until 31 December 1978.

2Term of office until conclusion of Twentieth Session of the Conference, November 1979.

3Term of office until 31 December 1980.

COUNCIL
(as from 1 January 1979)

Independent Chairman: Bukar Shaib

Afghanistan2 France3 Mexico2
Algeria2 Germany, Fed. Rep, of1 Pakistan3
Argentina1 Ghana3 Panama1
Australia3 Greece1 Philippines1
Bangladesh1 Gu inea-Bissau1 Flwanda1
Belgium2 Hungary2 Saudi Arabia3
Botswana3 India3 Senegal3
Brazil2 Indonesia1 Sri Lanka3
Canada2 Iraq2 Sweden3
Chad2 Italy3 Tanzania2
China1 Jamaica2 Thailand1
Colombia2 Japan1 Uganda1
Cuba2 Kuwait3 United Kingdom3
Czechoslovakia1 Lebanon1 United States of America2
Egypt3 Liberia2 Venezuela1
El Salvador3 Madagascar3 Zaire2
Malta2

1Term of office until conclusion of Twentieth Session of the Conference; November 1979.

2Term of office until 31 December 1980.

3Term of office until conclusion of Twenty-First Session of the Conference, November 1981.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

LIST OF DECISIONS, DIRECTIVES AND RECOMMENDATIONS OF THE COUNCIL

INTRODUCTION

Adoption of the Agenda and Timetable

Election of Vice—Chairmen and Designation of Chairman and Members of the Drafting Committee

Oath of Office by the Deputy Director—General

Statement by the Director—General

Statement by the President of the World Food Council

WORLD FOOD AND AGRICULTURE SITUATION

State of Food and Agriculture, 1978

Developments of Commodity and Trade Matters

Report of the Committee on World Food Security (3rd Session, Rome, April 1978)

ACTIVITIES OF FAO AND WFP

Report of the Committee on Fisheries (12th Session, Rome, June 1978)

Report of the Committee on Forestry (4th Session, Rome, May 1978)

Action Arising out of the Eighth World Forestry Congress (Jakarta, October 1978)

Preparations for the World Conference on Agrarian Reform and Rural Development

Nutrition:

— Report in Response to Conference Resolution 8/77 on Nutrition, and Report of the Ad Hoc Committee on Food and Nutrition Policies (2nd Session, mMarch 1978)

— Food Standards Matters, and the Work of the FAO/WHO Codex Alimentarius Commission

World Food Programme

— Third Annual Report of the Committee on Food Aid Policies and Programmes of the UN/FAO World Food Programme

— Election of Five Members of the Committee on Food Aid Policies and Programmes of the UN/FAO World Food Programme

Inter—Agency Relations and Consultations on Matters of Common Interest

— Decisions of the General Assembly on the Restructuring of the Economic and Social Sectors of the UN System

— Developments with Regard to UNDP and WFC

— Action Arising out of the UN Conference on Technical Cooperation among Developing Countries Buenos Aires, August/September 1978

— Joint Inspection Unit Reports

(a) Tenth Report on the Activities of the JIU

(b) Implications of Additional Languages in the UN System

(c) Some Aspects of Backstopping of Technical Cooperation Activities in the UN System

(d) Professional Women in the UN System

(e) Expanded Preliminary Note on a New System for Agency Support Costs

(f) The Role of Experts in Development Cooperation

PROGRAMME, BUDGETARY, FINANCIAl AND ADMINISTRATIVE MATTERS

Format of Medium—Term Objectives

Review of FAO’s Language Policy and Practice, with Specific Reference to Category 3 Meetings

Evaluation of the Technical Cooperation Programme (Res.1/74)

International Food Corps

Report on Unscheduled Sessions in 1978

1978—79 Calendar of Sessions of the Council and of Those Bodies which Report to the Council

Financial Matters

— Special Ac:ount for the Prevention of Food Losses

— Financial Position of the Organization

— Audited Accounts

Other Programme, Budgetary, Financial and Administrative Matters: Work of the Thirty—Fourth and Thirty—Fifth Sessions of the Programme Committee, and Forty—First and Forty—Second Sessions of the Finance Committee

— Programme Committee

(a) Future Cooperation with Industry

(b) Review of FAO Statutory Regional Bodies

(c) International Service for Strengthening National Agricultural Research

— Finance Committee

(a) Actuarial Review of the Separation Payments Scheme

(b) Programme Budget and Management Information System,Computerized Personnel and Payroll System and Field Project Information System

(c) FAO Advisory Committee on Investments

(d) Headquarters Accommodation

CONSTITUTIONAL AND LEGAL MATTERS

Report of the Thirty—Sixth Session of the Committee on Constitutional and Legal Matters (CcLM) (Rome, September 1978) (Res.2/74)

Other Constitutional and Legal Matters

— Changes in Representation of Member Countries in the Programme and Finance Committee

— Invitations to Non—Member Nations to Attend FAO Sessions

— Amendments to the Statutes of FAO Bodies (Res.3/74_and Res.4/74)

— Amendment to Staff Regulations

— Amendment of Rules XXVI.9 and XXVII.9 of the General Rules of the Organization

OTHER MATTERS

Publication of the Annual Per Caput Fibre Consumption Survey

Date and Place of Seventy—Fifth Session of the Council

APPENDICES

A — Agenda for the Seventy—Fourth Session of the Council

B — List of Delegates and Observers

C — List of Documents

D — Statement by the Director—General

E — Jakarta Declaration of the Eighth World Forestry Congress

F — Details of Unscheduled Sessions Approved and Approved Sessions Cancelled between 1 January and 1 October 1978

G — Revised Calendar of 1978—79 Sessions of the Council and of Those Bodies which Report to the Council

H — General Fund, Contributions Outstanding at 4 December 1978

I — Amendments to the Agreement for the Establishment of a Regional Animal Production and Health Commission for Asia, the Far East and the South—West Pacific as Adopted by the Commission at its Second Session (Kuala—Lumpur 1977)

COMMITTIES