REPORT OF THE COUNCIL OF FAO

CL 82/REP

REPORT OF THE COUNCIL OF FAO

Eighty-second Session
Rome, 22 November - 3 December 1982

FOOD AND AGRICULTURE ORGANIZATION OF THE UNITED NATIONS
Rome, 1882

COUNCIL
(until 31 December 1982)

Independent Chairman: MS. Swaminathan

Afghanistan 2 Germany, Federal Republic of 1 Pakistan3
Angola2 India3 Panama1
Argentina1 Indonesia1 Philippines3
Bangladesh1 Ireland2 Poland2
Barbados2 Italy3 Portugal1
Brazil2 Ivory Coast1 Romania2
Cameroon1 Japan1 Saudi Arabia , Kingdom of3
Canada2 Kenya2 Sudan3
Cape Verde3 Lebanon2 Syria1
China1 Lesotho3 Thailand1
Colombia2 Malaysia1 United Kingdom3
Congo2 Mexico2 United States of America2
Cuba2 Morocco2 Upper Volta3
Ecuador3 New Zealand3 Venezuela1
Egypt3 Nigeria2 Yugoslavia1
Ethiopia3 Norway3 Zambia1
France3

1Term of office until 31 December 1982

2Term of office until conclusion of Twenty-second Session of the Conference, November 1983

3Term of office until 31 December 1984

COUNCIL
(as from 1 January 1983)

Independen Chairman: MS. Swam/nathan

Afghanistan1 Ethiopia2 New Zealand2
Angola1 France2 Nigeria1
Argentina3 Germany, Federal Republic of1 Norway2
Bangladesh3 India2 Pakistan2
Barbados1 Indonesia3 Panama3
Benin3 Iraq3 Philippines2
Brazil1 Ireland1 Poland1
Canada1 Italy2 Romania1
Cape Verde2 Japan3 Rwanda3
China3 Kenya1 Saudi Arabia , Kingdom of2
Colombia1 Lebanon1 Spain3
Congo1 Lesotho2 Sudan2
Cuba1 Malawi3 Thailand3
Cyprus3 Malaysia3 United Kingdom2
Ecuador2 Mexico1 United States of America1
Egypt2 Morocco1 Upper Volta2
Venezuela3

1Term of office until conclusion of Twenty-second Session of the Conference, November 1983.

2Term of office until 31 December 1984

3Term of office until conclusion of Twenty-third Session of the Conference, November 1985

TABLE OF CONTENTS

LIST OF DECISIONS, DIRECTIVES AND RECONMENDATIONS OF THE COUNCIL

INTRODUCTION

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

Tribute to Uberto Bozzini

Farewell to Juan Felipe Yriart and Peter J. Skouf is

WORLD FOOD AND AGRICULTURE SITUATION

State of Food and Agriculture, 1982

Report of the Seventh Session of the Committee on World Food Security (Rome, 31 March - 7 April 1982)

– Progress in Implementation of the Plan of Action to Strengthen World Food Security

Revision and Up-Dating of Guidelines and Targets for International Agricultural Adjustment

ACTIVITIES OF FAO AND WFP

Report of the Sixth Session of the Committee on Forestry (Rome, 3-7 May 1982)

World Food Programme:

– Seventh Annual Report of the Committee on Food Aid Policies and Programmes (CFA) 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

– Recent Developments in the United Nations System of Interest to FAO

– Joint Inspection Unit (JIU) Reports:

  1. Thirteenth Report on the Activities of the JIU (July 1980 - June 1981)
  2. Control and Limitation of Documentation in the United Nations System
  3. Status of Internal Evaluation in the United Nations System Organizations, and Second Report on Evaluation in the United Nations System
  4. Methods of Determining Staff Requirements
  5. Management Services in the United Nations System
  6. Application by the United Nations System of the Mar del Plata Plan on Water Development and Administration
  7. Work Programme of the Joint Inspection Unit for 1982
  8. Coordination in the Field of Public Information Activities

Follow-up of WCARRD

Progress Report on World Food Day Activities

PROGRAMME, BUDGETARY, FINANCIAL AND ADMINISTRATIVE MATTERS - REPORTS OF THE PROGRAMME AND FINANCE COMMITTEES

Format of Medium-term Objectives and Programme of Work and Budget

Financial Matters

Financial Position of the Organization: Contribution Matters

  1. Status of Contributions to the Budget
  2. Current Assessments
  3. Contributions in Arrears
  4. Applications for Membership
  5. Status of Advances to the Working Capital Fund

Audited Accounts

  1. Regular Programme, 1980-81
  2. United Nations Development Programme, 1981
  3. World Food Programme, 1981

Headquarters Accommodation

Reports of the Forty-second and Forty-third Sessions of the Programme Committee, and Forty-ninth and Fiftieth Sessions of the Finance Committee

– Review of Programmes

– World Conference on Fisheries Management and Development

– Use of Consultants 1980-81

– Actuarial Review of Separation Payments Scheme

– Personnel Matters

  1. Professional and Higher Categories
  2. General Service Category
  3. ICSC Job Classification Standards
  4. Seventh Annual Report of the ICSC

Import Licences for Equipment for Official Use

First Report on Unscheduled and Cancelled Sessions in the 1982-83 Biennium

Revised Calendar of 1982-83 Sessions of the Council and of those Bodies which Report to the Council e

CONSTITUTIONAL AND LEGAL MATTERS

Report of the Forty-second Session of the Committee on Constitutional and Legal Matters

– FAO’s Immunity from Legal Process in Italy (Res. 1/82)

– Revision of the Statutes of the Advisory Committee on Marine Resources Research (ACMRR)

Other Constitutional and Legal Matters

– Applications for Membership in the Organization

– Antigua and Barbuda

– Belize

– Invitations to Non-Member Nations to attend FAO Sessions

– Abolition of the Regional Commission on Farm Management for Asia and the Far East, and Change of Title of the Asia and Far East Commission on Agricultural Statistics

– Establishment of a Regional Commission on Food Security for Asia and the Pacific (Res. 2/82)

– Changes in Representation of Member Countries on the Programme and/or Finance Committee

– Change of Name of the Region “ Latin America ” to “Latin America and the Caribbean ”

OTHER MATTERS

Appointment of a Member Government Representative to the Staff Pension Committee

Date and Place of the Eighty-third Session of the Council

APPENDICES

A – Agenda for the Eighty-second Session of the Council

B – List of Delegates and Observers

C – List of Documents

D – Statement by the Director-General

E – Draft Guidelines and Targets for International Agricultural Adjustment

F – Contribution to the Budget of the Organization outstanding at 30 November 1982

G – Amounts due as advances to the Working Capital Fund

H – Unscheduled Sessions Approved and Approved Sessions Cancelled between 1 January and 1 October 1982

I – Revised Calendar of 1982-83 Sessions of the Council and of Those Bodies which Report to the Council

J – Revised Statutes of the Advisory Committee on Mariné Resources Research (ACMRR)

COMMITTIES