CL 78/REP

REPORT OF THE COUNCIL OF FAO

Seventy-eighth Session
Rome, 24 November-4 December 1980

FOOD AND AGRICULTURE ORGANIZATION OF THE UNITED NATIONS ROME, 1980

COUNCIL
(Until 31 December 1980)

Independent Chairman: Bukar Shaib

Afghanistan3 Germany, Federal Republic of2 Pakistan1
Algeria1 Ghana2 Panama3
Argentina3 Hungary1 Portugal3
Australia2 India2 Saudi Arabia, Kingdom of2
Bangladesh3 Indonesia3 Senegal2
Belgium1 Iraq’ Sri Lanka2
Botswana2 Italy2 Sweden2
Brazil1 Ivory Coast3 Syria3
Cameroon3 Jamaica1 Tanzania1
Canada1 Japan3 Thailand3
Chad1 Kuwait2 United Kingdom2
China3 Liberia1 United States of America1
Colombia1 Madagascar2 Venezuela3
Cuba1 Malaysia3 Yugoslavia3
Egypt2 Malta1 Zaire1
El Salvador2 Mexico2 Zambia3
France2

1 Term of office until 31 December 1980.

2 Term of office until conclusion of Twenty-first Session of the Conference, November 1981.

3 Term of office, until 31 December 1982.

COUNCIL
(as from 1 January 1981)

Independent Chairman: Bukar Shaib

Afghanistan3

Germany, Federal Republic of2

Pakistan1

Angola3

Ghana1

Panama2

Argentina2

India1

Poland3

Australia1

Indonesia2

Portugal2

Bangladesh2

Ireland3

Romania3

Barbados3

Italy1

Saudi Arabia, Kingdom of1

Botswana1

Ivory Coast2

Senegal1

Brazil3

Japan2

Sri Lanka1

Cameroon2

Kenya3

Sweden1

Canada3

Kuwait1

Syria2

China2

Lebanon3

Thailand2

Colombia3

Madagascar1

United Kingdom1

Congo3

Malaysia2

United States of America3

Cuba3

Mexico3

Venezuela2

Egypt1

Morocco3

Yugoslavia2

El Salvador1

Nigeria3

Zambia2

France1


1 Term of office until conciusfon of Twenty-first Session of the Conference, November 1981.

2 Term of office until 31 December 1982.

3 Term of office until conclusion of Twenty-third Session of the Conference. November 1983.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

LIST OF DECISIONS, DIRECTIVES AND RECOMMENDATIONS OF THE COUNCIL

INTRODUCTION

Earthquake Disaster in Southern Italy

Adoption of the Agenda and Timetable

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

Statement by the Director-General

Statement by the Secretary-General of the Organization of African Unity

WORLD FOOD AND AGRICULTURE SITUATION

State of Food and Agriculture, 1980

Report of the Fifth Session of the Committee on World Food Security (Rome, 27 March - 3 April 1980)

-Progress Report on Action Taken in Pursuance of Conference Resolution 3/79 on World Food Security

ACTIVITIES OF FAO AND WFP

Report of the Fifth Session of the Committee on Forestry (Rome, 26 - 30 May 1980)

Report of the Sixth Session of the Commission on Fertilizers (Rome, 30 June - 3 July 1980)

World Food Programme:

-Fifth 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

Inter-Agency Relations and Consultations on Matters of Common Interest:

-Special Session of the UN General Assembly and the New International Development Strategy

-Coordination Activities within the UN System, including follow-up of Conference Resolution 6/79 on Development Assistance for Food Production and Rural Development

(a) General

(b) Follow-up of Conference Resolution 6/79

-Joint Inspection Unit Reports, including:

(a) Initial Guidelines for Internal Evaluation System of United Nations Organizations

(b) Work Programme Of the Joint Inspection Unit for 1980

(c) Twelfth Report on the Activities of the Joint Inspection Unit (July 1979 -June 1980)

(d) Evaluation of Technical Cooperation Activities of the UN System in Sri Lanka

(e) Report on FAO Regional Dairy Development and Training Centre for English-speaking Countries in Africa (Naivasha, Kenya)

Action Arising out of the World Conference on Agrarian Reform and Rural Development (WCARRD) Progress Report

World Food Day (16 October 1981)

PROGRAMME, BUDGETARY, FINANCIAL AND ADMINISTRATIVE MATTERS

Agricultural Training -Report of an Evaluation Study

First Report on Unscheduled and Cancelled Sessions in the 1980-81 Biennium

Revised Calendar of 1980-81 Sessions of the Council and of Those Bodies which Report to the Council

Financial Matters, including:

-Financial Position of the Organization

(a) Contribution Matters

(b) Special Reserve Account of the Regular Programme

- Audited Accounts:

- Regular Programme, 1978-79

- United Nations Development Programme 1979

- World Food Programme, 1979

Other Programme, Budgetary, Financial and Administrative Matters: Work of the Thirty-eighth and Thirty-ninth Sessions of the Programme Committee, and Forty-fifth and Forty-sixth Sessions of the Finance Committee, including;

- Review of Conference Procedures (including overlapping in major Conference Documents)

- UNDP Support Costs

(a) General

(b) Trust Funds

(c) Reporting

- General Service Salaries

- Adjustments to the B.R. Sen Award

- Other Programme Committee Matters

- Other Finance Committee Matters

(a) Amendment to Staff Regulation

(b) Headquarters’ Accommodation

(c) Sixth Annual Report of the International Civil Service Commission

CONSTITUTIONAL AND LEGAL MATTERS

Report of the Thirty-ninth Session of the Committee on Constitutional and Legal Matters (Rome, 29 September –1 October 1980)

- New Memorandum of Understanding between FAO, the African Development Bank and the African Development Fund

Other Constitutional and Legal Matters, including:

- Date for Nominations for the Office of Director-General

- Applications for Membership in the Organization:Equatorial Guinea, Tonga, Zimbabwe

-Changes in Representation of Member Countries on the Programme Committee

-Invitations to Non-Member Nations to Attend FAO Sessions

-Agreement with the International Fund or Agricultural Development (IFAD) - Arabic, French, Spanish and Chinese versions

OTHER MATTERS

Date and Place of the Seventy-ninth Session of the Council

APPENDICES

A- Agenda for the Seventy-eighth Session

B- List of Delegates and Observers

C-List of Documents

D- Statement by the Director-General

E- Statement by Mr. Edem Kodjo, Secretary-General of the organization of African Unity

F- Unscheduled Sessions Approved and Approved Sessions Cancelled between 1 January and 1 October 1980

G- Revised Calendar of 1980-81 Sessions of the Council and of Those Bodies which Report to the Council

H- General Fund - Contributions Outstanding at 2 December 1980

I- Salary Schedule for Staff in the General Service Category in Rome showing annual pre-tax, gross and net after application of staff assessment

COMMITTIES