REPORT OF THE COUNCIL OF FAO

CL 84/REP

REPORT OF THE COUNCIL OF FAO

Eighty-fourth Session
Rome, 1-3 November 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 Republie of3 Norway2
Bangladesh3 India2 Pakistan2
Barbados1 Indonesia3 Panama3
Benin3 Iraq3 Philippines2
Brazil1 Ireland1 Poland1
Canada1 Italy2 Romània1
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

1 Term of office until conclusion of Twenty-second Session of the Conference, November1983.

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

Tribute to A.G. Leeks and R. B. Griffiths

ACTIVITIES OF FAO

Preparations for the Twenty-second Session of the FAO Conference

– Nomination of the Chairman of the Conference and of the Chairmen of the Commissions of the Conference

– Election of the Nominations Committee

– Nomination of the Chairman of the Informal Meeting of Observers of Non-Governmental Organizations

Report of the Fifty-fourth Session of the Committee on Commodity Problems (Rome, 3-7 October 1983)

Report of the Fifteenth Session of the Committee on Fisheries (Rome,10-19 October 1983)

Inter-Agency Relations and Consultations on Questions of Common Interest

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

– UN International Development Strategy for the Third Development Decade

– Joint Inspection Unit (JIU) Reports

  1. Work Programme of the Joint Inspection Unit for 1983
  2. Contribution of the UN System to the Conservation.and Management of Latin American Cultural and Natural Heritage (JIU/REP/82/5)
  3. Progress Report on the Implementation of Recommendations on Regional Programmes in the Conservation and Management of African Wildlife (JIU/REP/83/3)

Progress Report on the Pan-African Rinderpest Campaign

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

PR0GRAME,BUDGETARY, FINANCIAL AND ADMINISTRATIVE MATTERS

Programme of Work and Budget 1984-85 and Medium-Term Objectives

Review of the Regular Programme 1982-83

Review of Field Programmes 1982-83

Reports of the Forty-fifth Session of the Programme Committee, the Fifty-second Session of the Finance Committee and their Joint Session (Rome, 19-30 September 1983)

– 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. Application for Membership - Financial Implications

– Headquarters Accommodation

– Actuarial Review of Compensation Plan Reserve fund

– Allowances for Chairman of the Appeals Committee

– Amendment to the Financial Regulations (External Audit Certificates)

– B.R. Sen and A.H. Boerma Awards

– Education Grant

Second Report on Unscheduled Sessions in the 1982-83 Biennium

CONSTITUTIONAL AND LEGAL MATTERS

Report of the Forty-third Session of the Committee on Contitutional and Legal Matters (Rome, 3-7 October 1983)

– Amendment to Rule XXXIX.3 of the General Rules of the Organization

– Amendments to the Plant Protection Agreement for the Asia and Pacific Region (Res. l/84)

FAO’s Immunity from Legal Process

Other Constitutional and Legal Matters

– 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 Nations on the Programme and Finance Committees

OTHER MATTERS

Amendment to Staff Regulations (Dependency Allowance)

Date and Place of the Eighty-fifth Session o the Council

APPENDICES

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

B – List of Delegates and Observers

C – List of Documents

D – Contribution Positions of Member Nations at 2 November 1983

E – Unscheduled Sessions Approved and Approved Sessions Cancelled between 1 October 1982 and 1 October 1983

F – Amendments to the Plant Protection Agreement for the Asia and Pacific Region

COMMITTIES