CL 83/REP

REPORT OF THE COUNCIL OF FAO

Eighty-third Session
Rome, 13-24 June 1983

FOOD AND AGRICULTURE ORGANIZATION OF THE UNITED NATIONS
ROME 1983

COUNCIL
(as from 1 January 1983)

Independent Chairman: M.S. Swaminathan

Afghanistan1 Ethiopia2 New Zealand2
Angola1 France2 Nigeria1
Argentina3 Germany, Federal Republic of3 Norway2
Bangladesh3 India2 Pakistan2
Barbados1 Indonesia3 Panama3
Benin3 Iraq3 Philippines2
Brazil1 Ireland1 Poland1
Canada1 Italy2 Romarila1
Cape Verde2 Japan3 Rwanda3
China3 Kenya1 Saudi Arabia, Kingdom of2
Colombia1 Lebanon1 Spain3
Congo1 Lesotho2 Sudan2
Cuba1 Malawi1 Thailand3
Cyprus3 Malaysia3 United Kingdom2
Ecuador2 Mexico1 United States of America1
Egypt2 Morocco1 Upper Volta2
Venezuela3

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

2 Term of office until 31 December 1984.

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

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

Statement by the Director—General

Statement by the Chairman of the Group of 77

Tribute to N.C. de Caprona

WORLD FOOD AND AGRICULTURE SITUATION

Current World Food Situation

Report of the Eighth Session of the Committee on World Food Security (Rome, 13—20 April 1983)

ACTIVITIES OF FAO AND WFP

Report of the Seventh Session of the Committee on Agriculture (Rome, 21—30 March 1983)

Review of FAO’s Programme of Work in the Food and Agriculture Sector

  1. Programme 2.1.1: Natural Resources
  2. Programme 2.1.2: Crops
  3. Programme 2.1.3: Livestock
  4. Programme 2.1.4: Research Support
  5. Programme 2.1.5: Rural Development
  6. Programme 2.1.6: Nutrition
  7. Programme 2.1.7: Food and Agricultural Information and Analysis
  8. Programme 2.1.8: Food and Agriculture Policy

Malnutrition: Its Nature, Magnitude and Policy Implications

Selected Development Problems

Follow—up to WCARRD: Role of Women in Agricultural Production

Plant Protection — Development of a Global Strategy

Animal Health (National and International Strategies of Action)

Proposals for the Establishment of an International Gene bank and the Preparation of a Draft International Convention for Plant Genetic Resources

Other Matters

Report of the Eighth Session of the Commission on Fertilizers (Rome, 31 January — 3 February 1983)

World Food Programme

Eighth Annual Report of the Committee on Food Aid Policies and Programmes (CFA) of the UN/FAO World Food Programme (Res. 1/83)

Twentieth Anniversary of the UN/FAO World Food Programme

Inter—Agency Relations and Consultations on Questions of Common Interest

Recent Developments in the United Nations Systeit of Interest to FAO

Joint Inspection Unit (JIU) Reports:

  1. Fourteenth Report on the Activities of the JIU (July 1981 — June 1982)
  2. Personnel Policy Options and Career Concept (JIU/REP/81/ll and JIU/REP/82/3)
  3. Organization and Methods for Official Travel (JIU/REP/82/7)
  4. Communications in the United Nations System (JIU/REP/82/6)
  5. Status of Women in the Professional Category and Above (JIU/REP/82/4)
  6. Economic Commission for Africa (JIU/REP/82/l)

Preparations for the Twenty—second Session of the FAO Conference

Arrangements for the Session and Provisional Timetable

Nomination of the Chairman and Other Officers of the Conference

Deadline for Nominations for Independent Chairman of the Council

Preparations for the World Conference on Fisheries Management and Development

PROGRAMME, BUDGETARY, FINANCIAL AND ADMINISTRATIVE MATTERS

Summary Programme of Work and Budget, 1984—85

Introductory Statement by the Director—General

Views of Programme and Finance Committees

World Background

Field Programme

Strategies and Priorities

Programme Activities

Technical Cooperation Programme (TCP)

Financial Framework

Real Growth

Conclusion

Other Budgetary Matters

Budgetary Performance 1982

Programme and Budgetary Transfers 1982—83

Financial Matters

Financial Position of the Organization — Contribution Matters

  1. Status of Contributions to the Budget
  2. Current Assessments
  3. Contributions in Arrears — Voting Right Problems
  4. Working Capital Fund

Scale of Contributions, 1984—85

Headquarters Accommodation

Reports of the Forty—fourth Session of the Programme Committee and the Fifty—first Session of the Finance Committee (Rome, 25 April — 6 May 1983)

Appointment of the External Auditor (Res. 2/83)

Procedures for Dealing with JIU Reports

Personnel Matters

Special Account for the Prevention of Food Losses

Import Licences for Equipment for Official Use

Revised Calendar of 1982—83 Session of the Council and those Bodies which Report to the Council

CONSTITUTIONAL AND LEGAL MATTERS

FAO’s Immunity from Legal Process (Res. 3/83)

Near East Statutory Bodies:

Abolition of the Animal Production and Health Commission in the Near East, the Near East Plant Protection Commission, and the Commission on Horticultural Production in the Near East and orth Africa and Establishment of the “Near East Regional Commission on Agriculture” (Res. 4/83)

Abolition of the Regional Food and Nutrition Commission for the Near East, the Near East Commission on Agricultural Planning, and the Near East Commission on Agricultural Statistics and Establishment of the “Near East Regional Economic and Social Policy Commission” (Res. 5/83)

Invitations to Non—Member Nations to Attend FAO Sessions

Changes in Representation of Member Nations on the Programme Committee

OTHER MATTERS

Ninth World Forestry Congress,

Date and Place of the Eighty—fourth Session of the Council

APPENDICES

  1. - Agenda for the Eighty—third Session of the Council
  2. - List of Delegates and Observers
  3. - List of Documents
  4. - Statement by the Director—General
  5. - Statement by the Chairman of the Group of 77
  6. - Contributions to the Budget of the Organization outstanding at 20 June 1983
  7. - Scale of Contributions 1984—85
  8. - Revised Calendar of the 1982—83 Sessions of the Council and of Those Bodies which Report to the Council

COMMEETIES