REPORT OF THE COUNCIL OF FAO

CL 100/REP

REPORT OF THE COUNCIL OF FAO

Hundredth Session
Rome, 5-8 November 1991

FOOD AND AGRICULTURE ORGANIZATION OF THE UNITED NATIONS ROME
1991

COUNCIL
(as from 1 January 1991)

Independent Chairman: Antoine Saintraint

Angola*

Gabon**1

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 the 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

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

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

ACTIVITIES OF FAO

Preparations for the Twenty-sixth 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

Report of the Fifty-eighth Session of the Committee on Commodity Problems (Rome, 15-19 July 1991)

Progress Report on Preparations for the ICN

Developments regarding the Tropical Forests Action Programme

Progress Report on FAO's Contribution to the Preparations for UNCED

PROGRAMME, BUDGETARY, FINANCIAL AND ADMINISTRATIVE MATTERS

Review of the Regular Programme 1990-91

Medium-Term Plan 1992-97

Programme of Work and Budget 1992-93

Programme Budget Process (Draft Resolution for the Conference)

Review of Field Programmes 1990-91

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

Second Report on Unscheduled and Cancelled Sessions in the 1990-91 Biennium (Appendix D)

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

- Status of Contributions to the Budget (Appendix E)

- 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

Reports of the Sixty-third Session of the Programme Committee and the Seventy-second Session of the Finance Committee

Appointment of the External Auditor (Resolution 1/100)

Financial Matters

Administration of the WFP Fund (Draft Resolution for the Conference)

Measures to be Considered to Encourage Prompt Payment of Contributions

Increase in Level of the Workinq Capital Fund (Draft Resolution for the Conference)

Replenishment of the Special Reserve Account for 1992-93 (Draft Resolution for the Conference)

Commissary Account 1988-89 - Authorized Transfers to Reserves (Draft Resolution for the Conference)

Personnel Matters

Changes in Salary Scales and Allowances

- Professional and Higher Categories: Post Adjustment

- General Service Staff at Headquarters

Statistics of Personnel Services

Recent Developments in the Activities of the International Civil Service Commission (ICSC) and the UN Joint Staff Pension Board

- International Civil Service Commission

- UN Joint Staff Pension Board

(a) Modifications to the Pension Adjustment System

(b) Comprehensive Review of the Pensionable Remuneration of General Service Staff

Other Matters Arising out of the Reports

Staff Facilities

Headquarters Accommodation

FINSYS System

Geographical Representation on Finance Committee

CONSTITUTIONAL AND LEGAL MATTERS

Report of the Fifty-seventh Session of the Committee on Constitutional and Legal Matters (Rome, 21 - 23 October 1991)

- Proposed Amendments to the Constitution and the General Rules of the Organization to Allow for a Form of Membership for Regional Economic Integration Organizations in FAO, including the Report of the Committee Established Pursuant to the Decision of the Ninety-ninth Session of the Council (Appendix F)

- Revision of Conference Resolution No. 46/57 and the Appendix thereto (Section R, Volume II of the Basic Texts) (Appendix G)

- Observations on the Terms of Reference of the CCLM

Invitations to Non-Member Nations to Attend FAO Sessions

Invitations to International Non-Governmental Organizations which do not have Status with FAO

Change of the Title of the Latin American Forestry Commission (Resolution 2/100)

OTHER MATTERS

Date and Place of the Hundred and First Session of the Council

APPENDICES

  1. - Agenda for the Hundredth Session of the Council
  2. - List of Delegates and Observers
  3. - List of Documents
  4. - Second Report on Unscheduled and Cancelled Sessions in the 1990-91 Biennium
  5. - Assessed Contributions of Member Nations to the Budget
  6. - Compromise Text of Proposed Amendments to the Basic Texts of the Organization
  7. - Proposed Amendments to Resolution 46/57

COMMITIES