REPORT OF THE COUNCIL OF FAO

CL 98/REP

REPORT OF THE COUNCIL OF FAO

Ninety-eighth Session Rome, 19-30 November 1990

FOOD AND AGRICULTURE ORGANIZATION OF THE UNITED NATIONS ROME
1990

COUNCIL
(until 31 December 1990)

Independent Chairman: Antoine Saintraint

Angola*

Germany**

Mexico***

Argentina**

Ghana

Morocco***

Australia*

Greece**

Netherlands***

Brazil***

Guinea*

Nicaragua**

Cameroon***

India*

Nigeria*

Canada***

Indonesia**

Pakistan*

China**

Iran, Islamic Republic of*

Peru*

Colombia***

Iraq**

Philippines*

Congo**

Italy*

Poland***

Cuba***

Japan**

Portugal***

Czechoslovakia**

Kenya*

Saudi Arabia, Kingdom of

Egypt*

Korea, Republic of**

Thailand**

Ethiopia**

Lebanon***

Trinidad and Tobago***

Finland*

Lesotho*

United Kingdom*

France*

Libya***

United States of America****

Gabon***

Madagascar***
Malaysia**

Venezuela**


* Term of office until 31 December 1990.

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

*** Term of office until 31 December 1992.

COUNCIL
(as from 1 January 1991)

Independent Chairman:Antoine Saintraint

Angola*

Gabon**

Netherlands'*

Argentina*

Germany*

Nicaragua-

Australia***

Ghana**

Pakistan***

Brazil**

Greece*

Philippines***

Cameroon**

India***

Poland**

Canada**

Indonesia*

Portugal**

Cape Verde***

Iraq*

Saudi Arabia, Kingdom of***

China*

Italy

Sudan***

Colombia**

Japan*

Sweden***

Congo*

Kenya***

Thailand*

Costa Rica***

Korea, Republic of*

Trinidad and Tobago**

Côte d'lvoire***

Lebanon**

United Kingdom***

Cuba**

Libya**

United States of America*

Czechoslovakia*

Madagascar**

Venezuela*

Egypt***

Malaysia*

Zambia***

Ethiopia*

Mexico**

France***

Morocco**


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

** Term of office until 31 December 1992.

***Term of office until conclusion of the Twenty-seventh Session of the Conference, November 1993.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

LIST OF DECISIONS, DIRECTIVES AND RECOMMENDATIONS OF THE COUNCIL

INTRODUCTION - PROCEDURE OF THE SESSION

Adoption of the Agenda and Timetable (Appendix A)

Election of Three Vice-Chairmen, and Designation of the Chairman and Members of the Drafting Committee

Tribute to the Memory of His Excellency Bashir EI Mabrouk Said, Permanent Representative of the Socialist People's Libyan Arab Jamahiriya to FAO and Chairman of the Group of 77

Statement by the Director-General (Appendix D)

WORLD FOOD AND AGRICULTURE SITUATION

The State of Food and Agriculture 1990

- Policy Changes affecting European Agriculture

Report of the Fifteenth Session of the Committee on World Food Security (Rome, 26-30 March 1990)

Long-term Strategy for the Food and Agricultural Sector

- FAO Contribution Towards Implementation of the Declaration adopted by the Eighteenth Special Session of the UN General Assembly

- FAO Contribution Towards Preparation of the International Development Strategy for the Fourth UN Development Decade

ACTIVITIES OF FAO AND WFP

Progress Report on the Preparations for the 1992 International Conference on Nutrition

Report of the Tenth Session of the Committee on Forestry, including the Review of the TFAP (Rome, 24-28 September 1990)

Technical Assistance to the Palestinian People

FAO Activities Related to Environment and Sustainable Development

International Undertaking on Plant Genetic Resources and Other Matters related to Biodiversity

Implementation of the Review of Certain Aspects of FAO's Goals and Operations

World Food Programme

- Review of the FAO/WFP Relationship

- The Impact of the Draft WFP Headquarters Agreement on the Relationship between the WFP, FAO and the UN (Appendix E)

- Fifteenth Annual Report of the WFP Committee on Food Aid Policies and Programmes

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

Recent Developments in the UN System of Interest to FAO (Resolution 198)

PROGRAMME, BUDGETARY, FINANCIAL AND ADMINISTRATIVE MATTERS

Reports of the Fifty-ninth and Sixtieth Sessions of the Programme Committee

Operational Activities for Development

Reports of the Sixty-seventh, Sixty-eighth and Sixty-ninth Sessions of the Finance Committee

Financial Matters

- Programme and Budgetary Transfers in the 1988-89 Biennium

- Annual Report of Budgetary Performance to Member Nations

- Progress Report on the Financial Position

- Contributions Outstanding and in Arrears (excluding WCF and SRA)

- Working Capital Fund

- Special Reserve Account

- Cash Flow and Recourse to Borrowing

- Review of the Effect of the Decision to extend the Coverage of the Terminal Payment Fund

- Measures Adopted by UN Agencies to Reduce the Impact of Currencies Instability on the Implementation of their Programme of Work and Budget

- Measures Adopted by UN Agencies to Encourage Prompt Payment of Contributions

- FAO Credit Union 1989

- Trust Funds - Exemption of Project Servicing Costs

- Actuarial Review of Separation Payments Scheme

Personnel Matters

- International Civil Service Commission (ICSC) and Pension Board Matters

- Changes in Salary Scales and Allowances

- Survey of General Service Salaries in Rome (Appendix F)

- External Training Programme

- Statistics of Personnel Services

Financial Position of the Organization: Status of Contributions and Collection of Assessed Contributions (Outstanding and in Arrears)

- Status of Contributions to the Budget (Appendix G)

- Current Assessments

- Contributions in Arrears

- Replenishment of the Special Reserve Account and Advances to the Working Capital Fund

- Need for all Member Nations to Pay Contributions

Audited Accounts 1988-89 (Draft Resolution for the Conference)

- Regular Programme 1988-89

- UNDP 1988-89

- World Food Programme 1988-89

- Information Required by the Director-General from the World Food Programme in order to Certify the Biennial Accounts for WFP for 1988-89

First Report on Unscheduled and Cancelled Sessions in the 1990-91 Biennium (Appendix H)

Revised Calendar of 1990-91 Sessions of the Council and Those Bodies which Report to the Council (Appendix I)

CONSTITUTIONAL AND LEGAL MATTERS

Reports of the Fifty-fourth and Fifty-fifth Sessions of the Committee on Constitutional and Legal Matters

- Report by the Chairman of CCLM

- Options for a form of membership for regional economic integration organizations in FAO

Invitations to Non-Member Nations to Attend FAO Sessions

Attendance as an Observer by the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO)

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

Changes in Status of Member Nations

OTHER MATTERS

Appointment of Representatives of the FAO Conference to the Staff Pension Committee

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

  1. - Agenda for the Ninety-eighth Session of the Council
  2. - List of Delegates and Observers
  3. - List of Documents
  4. - Statement by the Director-General
  5. - FAO Headquarters Agreement (exchange of letters)
  6. - Revised Salary Scale for General Service Staff as recommended by the Director-General on the Basis of ICSC Salary Survey

  7. - Status of Assessed Contributions of Member Nations (as at 26 November 1990)
  8. - Unscheduled Sessions Approved and Approved Sessions Cancelled between 1 January and 1 October 1990
  9. - Revised Calendar of 1990-91 Sessions of the Council and of Those Bodies which Report to the Council

COMMITTEES