REPORT OF THE COUNCIL OF FAO

CL 76/REP

REPORT OF THE COUNCIL OF FAO

Seventy-sixth Session
Rome, 6-8 November 1979

FOOD AND AGRICULTURE ORGANIZATION OF THE UNITED NATIONS
ROME 1979

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 Guinea-Bissau1 Rwanda1
Belgium2 Hungary2 Saudi Arabia, Kingdom of3
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 Three Vice—Chairmen, and Designation of Chairman and Members of the Drafting Committee

PREPARATIONS FOR THE TWENTIETH 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

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

Revised Arrangements for the Twentieth Session of the Conference

ACTIVITIES OF FAO

Report of the Fifty—second Session of the Committee on Commodity Problems (Rome, 15—19 October 1979)

Report of the Thirteenth Session of the Committee on Fisheries (Rome, 8—12 October 1979)

INTER-AGENCY RELATIONS AND CONSULTATIONS ON MATTERS OF COMMON INTEREST

Recent Developments in the United Nations System of Interest to FAO

UN Joint Inspection Unit (JIU)

Regional Training Programme in African Wildlife Management

Inter—Organization Board for Information Systems (lOB)

Use of Consultants and Experts in FAO

Eleventh Report on the Activities of the JIU (July 1978—June 1979)

Evaluation of the Services of the JIU to FAO

PROGRAMME, BUDGETARY, FINANCIAL AND ADMINISTRATIVE MATTERS

Programme of Work and Budget, 1980—81

Review of the Regular Programme, 1978—79

Review of Field Programmes

Mddium—Term Objectives

Prevention of Food Losses — Operation of the Special Account

Other Programme, Budgetary, Financial and Administrative Matters arising out of the Thirty—seventh Session of the Programme Committee and the Forty—fourth Session of the Finance Committee

Overlapping in Major Conference Documents

Status and Replenishment of the Special Reserve Account

Status and Replenishment of the Working Capital Fund

Audited Accounts

  1. United Nations Development Programme 1978
  2. World Food Programme 1978
  3. Submission of Audited Accounts to the Conference
  4. Regular Programme — Interim Accounts 1978

Actuarial Review of the Staff Compensation Plan

Scale of Contributions 1980—81

Status of Contributions

  1. Summary
  2. Current Contributions
  3. Contributions in Arrears
  4. Timely Payment of Contributions
  5. Authority to Borrow
  6. Applications for Membership

Headquarters Accommodation

CONSTITUTIONAL AND LEGAL MATTERS

Report of the Thirty—eighth Session of the Committee on Constitutional and Legal Matters (Rome, 8—10 October 1979)

Amendments to Rule XXXII of the General Rules of the Organization

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 (Res. 1/76)

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

Changes in Representation of Member Countries on the Programme Committee

OTHER MATTERS

Report on Unscheduled and Cancelled Sessions in the 1978—79 Biennium

Date and Place of the Seventy—seventh Session of the Council

APPENDICES

A – Agenda for the Seventy—sixth Session

B – List of Delegates and Observers

C – List of Documents

D – Proposed FAO Scale of Contributions 1980—81

E – General Fund: Contributions Outstanding at 6 November 1979

F – 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

G – Unscheduled Sessions Approved and Approved Sessions Cancelled between 1 October 1978 and 1 October 1979