REPORT OF THE COUNCIL OF FAO

CL 94/REP

REPORT OF THE COUNCIL OF FAO

Ninety-fourth Session
Rome, 15-26 November 1988

FOOD AND AGRICULTURE ORGANIZATION OF THE UNITED NATIONS
ROME, 1988

COUNCIL
(until 31 December 1988)

Independent Chairman: Lassaad Ben Osman

Algeria** Guinea*** Nigeria***  1
Argentina* Hungary** Pakistan***
Australia*** India*** Peru***
Bangladesh* Indonesia* Philippines***
Brazil** Iran , Islamic Republic of*** Saudi Arabia, Kingdom of***
Cameroon* Iraq* Spain**
Canada** Italy*** Switzerland**
China* Japan* Thailand*
Colombia** Kenya*** Trinidad and Tobago**
Cuba** Lebanon** Turkey*
Egypt*** Lesotho*** United Kingdom***
Finland*** Libya** United States of America**
France*** Madagascar** Venezuela*
Gabon** Malaysia* Yugoslavia*
Gambia** Mexico** Zaire**
Germany, Federal Republic of* Nicaragua* Zambia*
Niger*

*Term of office until 31 December 1988.

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

***Term of office until 31 December 1990.

COUNCIL
(as 1 January 1989)

Independent Chairman: Lassaad Ben Osman

Algeria * Germany , Federal Republic of*** Mexico *
Angola *** Greece *** Nicaragua ***
Argentina *** Guinea ** Nigeria **1
Australia ** Hungary * Pakistan **
Brazil * India ** Peru **
Canada * lndonesia*** Philippines **
China *** Iran , Islamic Republic of** Saudi Arabia , Kingdom of**
Colombia * Iraq *** Spain *
Congo *** Italy ** Switzerland *
Cuba * Japan *** Thailand ***
Czechoslovakia *** Kenya ** Trinidad and Tobago *
Egypt ** Korea , Republic of*** United Kingdom **
Ethiopia *** Lebanon * United States of America *
Finland ** Lesotho. ** Venezuela ***
France ** Libya * Zaire *
Gabon * Madagascar *
Gambia * Malaysia ***

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

**Term of office until 31 December 1990.

***Term of office until conclusion of.Twenty-sixth Session of the Conference, November 1991.

1Deemed to have resigned in accordance with Rule XXII-7 of the General Rules of the Organization.

REPORT
OF THE COUNCIL OF FAO

Ninety-fourth Session Rome, 15–26 November 1988

FOOD AND AGRICULTURE ORGANIZATION OF THE UNITED NATIONS ROME 1988

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

WORLD FOOD AND AGRICULTURE SITUATION

State of Food and Agriculture 1988

The Locust Situation in 1988 and Outlook for 1989

Report of the Thirteenth Session of the Committee on World Food Security (Rome, 13–19 April 1988)

ACTIVITIES OF FAO AND WFP

Report of the Ninth Session of the Committee on Forestry (Rome, 9–13 May 1988)

Venue of Tenth World Forestry Congress 1991

Aspects of FAO’s Policies, Programmes, Budget and Activities Aimed at Contributing to Sustainable Development

Plan of Action for the Integration of Women in Development(Resolution 1/94)

World Food Programme

Thirteenth Annual Report of the Committee on Food Aid Policies and Programmes of the UN/FAO World Food Programme

-Election of Five Members of the WPP Committee on Food Aid Policies and Programmes

Recent Developments in the UN System of Interest to FAO Progress Report on World Food Day Activities

PROGRAMME, BUDGETARY, FINANCIAL AND ADMINISTRATIVE MATTERS

Reports of the Fifty-fourth and Fifty-fifth Sessions of the Programme Committee

Progress Report on the Review of FAO

(a)Reform of the Programme Budget Process

(b)Arrangements for the Review

UN System Operational Activities for Development

Reports of the Sixty-second and Sixty-third Sessions of the Finance Committee

Extension of Terminal Payment Fund Coverage

Support Costs from UNDP and Trust Fund Programmes

Miscellaneous Income: Treatment for Assessment Purposes

Personnel Matters

Statistics of Personnel Services

Financial Position of the Organization

Financial Situation and Future Prospects

  1. Status of Contributions to the Budget
  2. Current Assessments
  3. Contributions in Arrears
  4. Replenishment of the Special Reserve Account and Advances to the Working Capital Fund
  5. Future Prospects
  6. Need for All Member Nations to Pay Contributions

Consequences of the Financial Situation and Possible Measures to Ensure Implementation of the Programme of Work and Budget 1988–89

Audited Accounts (Draft Resolution for the Conference)

  1. Regular Programme 1986–87
  2. UNDP 1986–87
  3. World Food Programme 1986–87

Examination of the Proposal made by the Nineteenth Regional Conference for the Near East on the return to the Region of the Regional Office for the Near East

First Report on Unscheduled and Cancelled Sessions in the 1988–89 Biennium

Revised Calendar of 1988–89 Sessions of the Council and of those Bodies which report to the Council

CONSTITUTIONAL AND LEGAL MATTERS

Report of the Fifty-first Session of the Committee on Constitutional and Legal Matters

Requests for convening a Special Session of the Finance Committee

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

African Forestry Commission: Change of Title to African Forestry and Wildlife Commission

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-fifth Session of the Council

APPENDICES

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

B – List of Delegates and Observers

C – List of Documents

D – Statement by the Director-General

E – Status of Assessed Contributions of Member Nations

F – Unscheduled Sessions Approved and Approved Sessions Cancelled between 1 January and 1 October 1988

G – Revised Calendar of 1988–89 Sessions of the Council and of Those Bodies which Report to the Council