REPORT OF THE COUNCIL OF FAO

CL 102/REP

REPORT OF THE COUNCIL OF FAO

Hundred and Second Session
Rome, 9-20 November 1992

FOOD AND AGRICULTURE ORGANIZATION OF THE UNITED NATIONS ROME
1992

COUNCIL
(until 31 December 1992)

Independent Chairman: Antoine Saintraint

Angola3

France2

Pakistan2

Argentina3

Germany3

Philippines2

Australia2

Ghana1

Poland1

Bangladesh3

Hungary3

Portugal1

Brazil1

India2

Rwanda3

Cameroon1

Indonesia3

Saudi Arabia, Kingdom of2

Canada1

Iran, Islamic Republic of3

Sudan2

Cape Verde2

Italy2

Sweden2

Chile3

Japan3

Tanzania3

China3

Kenya2

Thailand3

Colombia1

Korea, Republic of3

Trinidad and Tobago1

Congo1

Lebanon1

United Kingdom2

Costa Rica2

Libya1

United States of America1

Côte d'Ivoire2

Madagascar1

Venezuela3

Cuba1

Mexico1

Zambia2

Cyprus3

Morocco1

Egypt2

Netherlands1


1 Term of office until 31 December 1992

2Term of office untill conclusion of Twenty-seventh Session of the Conference, November 1993

3 Term of office until 31 December 1994

COUNCIL
(as from 1 January 1993)

Independent Chairman: Antoine Saintraint

Angola2

Egypt1

Philippines1

Argentina2

France1

Rwanda2

Australia1

Germany2

Saudi Arabia, Kingdom of

Bangladesh2

Hungary2

Spain3

Belgium3

India1

Sudan1

Brazil3

Indonesia2

Sweden1

Canada3

Iran, Islamic Republic of2

Tanzania2

Cape Verde1

Italy1

Thailand2

Chile2

Japan2

Trinidad and Tobago3

China2

Kenya1

Tunisia3

Colombia3

Korea, Republic of2

United Kingdom1

Congo3

Lebanon3

United States of America3

Costa Rica1

Libya3

Venezuela2

Côte d'Ivoire1

Madagascar3

Zaire3

Cuba3

Mexico3

Zambia1

Cyprus2

Nigeria3

Czechoslovakia3

Pakistan1


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

2Term of office until 31 December 1994

3Term of office until conclusion of the Twenty-eighth Session of the Conference, November 1995

TABLE OF CONTENTS

LIST OF DECISIONS, DIRECTIVES AND RECOMMENDATIONS
OF THE COUNCIL

INTRODUCTION - PROCEDURE OF THE SESSION

Introduction

Adoption of the Agenda and Timetable (Appendix A)

- Seating of Yugoslavia

- Seating of EEC

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

Statement bv the Director-General (Appendix D)

Statement by His Excellency Viktor N. Khlystun, Minister for Agriculture of the Russian Federation

Tribute to the Memory of Dr A.H. Boerma, former Director-General of FAO

Tribute to the Memory of Her Excellency Millicent Fenwick, former Ambassador of the United States of America to FAO

WORLD FOOD AND AGRICULTURE SITUATION

The State of Food and Agriculture 1992

Report of the Seventeenth Session of the Committee on World Food Security (Rome, 23-27 March 1992)

Recent Developments in the Field of International Fisheries: Responsible Fishing and Regime of High Seas Fishing

ACTIVITIES OF FAO AND WFP

FAO Activities Related to Environment and Sustainable Development: Progress Report on Implementation of Resolution 291

Third Progress Report on the WCARRD Programme of Action and Follow-up to WCARRD Review

Recent Developments in the UN System of Interest to FAO

World Food Programme

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

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

PROGRAMME, BUDGETARY, FINANCIAL AND ADMINISTRATIVE MATTERS

Progress Report on the Implementation of the Approved Programme Budget 1992-93

- Background

- Assessment of the Action Taken

- Conclusions

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

- Establishment of a Consultative Group on the Tropical Forests Action Programme (TFAP)

Reports of the Seventy-third and Seventy-fourth Sessions of the Finance Committee

Budgetary Matters

- Annual Report of Budgetary Performance to Member Nations

Financial Matters

- Financial Position of the Organization

- Incentive Scheme to Encourage Prompt Payment of Contributions

- Study of Alternative Mechanisms to Protect the Programme of Work and Budget from Exchange Rate Fluctuations

- 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 Current Assessment and Arrears

Personnel Matters

- Representation Allowances for Deputy Directors-General (DDGs) and Assistant Directors-General (ADGs)

- Allowance for Chairman of Appeals Committee

Remuneration and Conditions of Service of Staff

- Introduction

- Annual Reports of the ICSC and UN Joint Staff Pension Board to the General Assembly and Summary of the Decisions Taken

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

- UN Joint Staff Pension Board

- Further Developments with Respect to the Remuneration of the Professional and Higher Categories

- Further Developments with Respect to the Remuneration of the General Service Category

- Conclusion (Resolution 1102)

Audited Accounts

a)Regular Programme 1990-91 and UNDP 1990-91 (Draft Resolution for the Conference)

b)World Food Programme 1990-91

Support Cost Arrangements for FAO Trust Fund Programmes

- Introduction

- Conclusion

First Report on Unscheduled and Cancelled Sessions in the 1992-93 Biennium (Appendix F)

Revised Calendar of 1992-93 Sessions of the Council and of Those Bodies which Report to the Council (Appendix G)

CONSTITUTIONAL AND LEGAL MATTERS

Reports of the Fifty-eighth and Fifty-ninth Sessions of the Committee on Constitutional and Legal Matters

- Terms of Reference of the Committee on Constitutional and Legal Matters

- Agreement for the Establishment of the Indian Ocean Tuna Commission

- Amendment of FAO Financial Regulations to Incorporate the Provisions of Relevant Conference Resolutions Regarding the Special Reserve Account

- Codex Alimentarius: Amendment of Relevant Texts to Take Account of the Membership in FAO of Regional Economic Integration Organizations

- Immunity of the Organization from Legal Process in Italy

- Abolition of (a) Joint FAO/ECE Working Party on Agrarian Structure and Farm Rationalization and (b) Joint FAO/ECE Working Party on Mechanization of Agriculture and Establishment of (a) Joint FAO/ECE (UN) Working Party on Economics of the Agri-Food Sector and Farm Management and (b) Joint FAO/ECE (UN) Working Party on Relations between Agriculture and the Environment (Resolution 2102)

Date for Nominations to the Office of Director-General

Amendments of Statutes of the Fishery Committee for the Eastern Central Atlantic (CECAF)

Invitations to Non-Member Nations to attend FAO Sessions

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

Applications for Membership in the Organization: Croatia and Slovenia

OTHER MATTERS

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

APPENDICES

  1. -Agenda for the Hundred and Second Session of the Council
  2. - List of Delegates and Observers
  3. -List of Documents
  4. - Statement by the Director-General
  5. - Status of Assessed Contributions of Member Nations (as at 13 November 1992)
  6. - Unscheduled Sessions Approved and Approved Sessions Cancelled between 1 January and 16 September 1992
  7. -Revised Calendar of 1992-93 Sessions of the Council and of Those Bodies which Report to the Council

COMMITTEES