REPORT OF THE COUNCIL OF FAO

CL 90/REP

REPORT OF THE COUNCIL OF FAO

Ninetieth Session
Rome, 17-28 November 1986

FOOD AND AGRICULTURE ORGANIZATION OF THE UNITED NATIONS
ROME 1986

COUNCIL (until 31 December 1986 )

Independent Chairman: Lassaad Ben Osman

Afghanistan ** France * Sao Tome and Principe *
Argentina *** Gambia * Saudi Arabia , Kingdom of**
Australia * Germany , Federal Republic of*** Senegal **
Austria * India ** Tanzania **
Bangladesh *** Indonesia *** Thailand ***
Brazil * Iraq *** Trinidad and Tobago *
Bulgaria * Italy ** Tunisia*
Cameroon *** Japan *** Turkey ***
Canada * Lebanon * Uganda *
China *** Liberia ** United Kingdom **
Colombia * Malaysia *** United States of America *
Congo * Mexico * Venezuela ***
Cuba * Nicaragua *** Yemen , Peopleís Democratic
Czechoslovakia * Niger *** Republic of*
Denmark ** Pakistan ** Yougoslavia***
Ecuador ** Philippines ** Zambia ***.
Egypt ** Zimbabwe **

*Term of office until 31 December 1986 .

**Term of office until conclusion of Twenty-fourth Session of the Conference, November 1987.

***Term of office until 31 December 1988.

COUNCIL (as from 1 January 1987 )

Independent Chairman: Lassaad Ben Osman

Afghanistan *

Germany , Federal Republic of**

Saudi Arabia , Kingdom of*

Algeria ***

Hungary ***

Senegal *

Argentina **

lndia*

Spain ***

Australia *

Indonesia *

Switzerland ***

Bangladesh **

Iraq **

Tanzania *

Brazil ***

Italy *

Thailand **

Cameroon **

Japan **

Trinidad and Tobago ***

Canada ***

Lebanon ***

Turkey **

China **

Liberia *

United Kingdom *

Colombia ***

LibyŠ***

United States of America ***

Cuba ***

Madagascar ***

Venezuela **

Denmark *

Malaysia **

Yougoslavia**

Ecuador *

Mexico ***

Zaire ***

Egypt *

Nicaragua**

Zambia **

France *

Niger **

Zimbabwe *

Gabon ***

Pakistan *

Gambia ***

Philippines *


*Term of office until conclusion of Twenty-fourth Session of the Conference, November 1987.

**Term of office until 31 December 1988 .

***Term of office until conclusion of Twenty-fifth Session of the Conference, November 1989.

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 the Chairman and Members of the Drafting Committee

Statement by the Director-General

Other Statements

WORLD FOOD AND AGRICULTURE SITUATION

State of Food and Agriculture 1986 (Res. 1/90)

Report of the Eleventh Session of the Committee on World Food Security (Rome, 9-16 April 1986)

ACTIVITIES OF FAO AND WFP

Report of the Eighth Session of the Committee on Forestry (Rome, 21-25 April 1986)

World Food Programme

- Eleventh 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

Recent Developments in the UN System of Interest to FAO

- Review of Recent Developments

- Follow-up of UN General Assembly Special Session on the Critical Economic Situation in Africa

Progress Report on World Food Day Activities

PROGRAMME, BUDGETARY, FINANCIAL AND ADMINISTRATIVE MATTERS

Reports of the Fiftieth and Fifty-first Sessions of the Programme Committee (Rome, 5-15 May 1986 and 22 September-1 October 1986)

- Review of Programmes

- Transparency of FAOís Activities

- Operational Activities for Development

- JIU Reports

Reports of the Fifty-seventh and Fifty-eighth Sessions of the Finance Committee (Rome, 12-20 May 1986 and 22 September-2 October 1986)

- Developments regarding Headquarters Accommodation (Definition of the Headquarters Seat)

- Negotiations on Interpretation of the Headquarters Agreement

- Organizationís Immunity from Legal Process in Italy

Financial Matters

- Financial Position of the Organization

(a) Status of Contributions to the Budget

(b) Current Assessments

(c) Contributions in Arrears

(d) Measures to Deal with Problems of Delayed Payment.of Assessed Contributions

- Budgetary and Cash Flow Forecast Relating to the Programme of Work and Budget for 1986-87

- Alternative Approaches to Dealing with Budgetary and Financial Uncertainties

- Audited Accounts (Draft Resolution for the Conference)

(a) Regular Programme 1984-85

(b) UNDP 1984-85

(c) World Food Programme 1984-85

- Actuarial Review of the Separation Payments Scheme

Personnel Matters

- Composition of UN Joint Staff Pension Board

- Conditions of Employment (Support for Staff with Disabled Dependants)

First Report on Unscheduled and Cancelled Sessions in the 1986-87 Biennium

Revised Calendar of 1986-87 Sessions of the Council and of Those Bodies which Report to the Council

CONSTITUTIONAL AND LEGAL MATTERS

Report of the Forty-eighth Session of the Committee on Constitutional and Legal Matters (Rome, 29 September-1 October 1986)

- Procedure for Election of Chairmen and Members of the Programme and Finance Committees

Other Constitutional and Legal Matters

- Date for Nominations to the Office of Director-General

- Amendment of Statutes of the Committee, on Forest Development in the Tropics (Res. 2/90)

- 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. 3/90) with Appendix)

- Abolition of the Regional Commission on Farm Management for Asia and the Far East

- Invitations to Non-Member Nations to Attend FAO Sessions

- Changes in Representation of Member Nations on the Programme and Finance Committees

OTHER MATTERS

Date and Place of the Ninety-first Session of the Council

APPENDICES

A - Agenda for the Ninetieth Session of the Council

B - List of Delegates and Observers

C - List of Documents

D - Statement by the Director-General

E - Assessed Contributions of Member Nations

F - Unscheduled Sessions Approved and Approved Sessions Cancelled Between 1 January and 1 October 1986

G - Revised Calendar of 1986-87 Sessions of the Council and of Those Bodies which Report to the Council

COMMITTIES