REPORT OF THE COUNCIL OF FAO

CL 103/REP

REPORT OF THE COUNCIL OF FAO

Hundred and Third Session
Rome, 14-25 June 1993

FOOD AND AGRICULTURE ORGANIZATION OF THE UNITED NATIONS ROME 1993

COUNCIL
(as from 1 January 1993)

Independent Chairman: Antoine Saintraint

Angola2

Egypt1

Philippines1

Argentina2

France1

Rwanda2

Australia1

Germany2

Saudi Arabia, Kingdom of1

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

Czechoslovakia4

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

4 Czechoslovakia was elected as a member at the Twenty-sixth Session of the Conference in November 1991 for the period 1 January 1993 to November 1995. As of 1 January 1993, Czechoslovakia ceased to exist.

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

Statement by the Director-General (Appendix D)

Tribute to the Memory of Dr B.R. Sen, former Director-General of FAO

WORLD FOOD AND AGRICULTURE SITUATION

Current World Food Situation

Report of the Eighteenth Session of the Committee on World Food Security (Rome, 29 March - 1 April 1993)

ACTIVITIES OF FAO AND WFP

Report of the Twelfth Session of the Committee on Agriculture (Rome, 26 April - 4 May 1993)

- Abolition of the Panel of Experts on Emergency Action Against the Desert Locust and Other Crop Pests and Abolition of the Advisory Panel on Epizootiology

(Draft Resolution for the Conference)

- Procedures for Global Harmonization of Plant Quarantine

Matters Arising from the Commission on Plant Genetic Resources (Two Draft Resolutions for the Conference)

Report of the Twentieth Session of the Committee on Fisheries (Rome, 15 - 19 March 1993)

- Proposals for an International Code of Conduct for Responsible Fishing

- Draft Agreement on the Flagging of Vessels Fishing on the High Seas (Appendix E)

Report of the Eleventh Session of the Committee on Forestry (Rome, 8 - 12 March 1993)

- Recommendations on the Establishment of a Consultative Group on the Tropical Forests Action Programme (Appendix F)

World Food Programme

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

(Resolution 1/103 and Draft Resolution for the Conference)

- WFP Audited Accounts 1990-91 (Draft Resolution for the Conference)

Recent Developments in the UN System of Interest to FAO

Follow-up to the International Conference on Nutrition

The Revitalization of the Restricted Committees

Consideration of a Proposal for a Field Programme Committee

Preparations for the Twenty-seventh Session of the FAO Conference

- Arrangements for the Session and Provisional Timetable

- Nomination of the Chairman and other Officers of the Conference

- Deadline for Nominations for Independent Chairman of the Council

PROGRAMME, BUDGETARY, FINANCIAL AND ADMINISTRATIVE MATTERS

Programme Evaluation Report 1992-93

- Part One - In-depth Review of Selected Programmes

- Part Two - Evaluation of Field Programmes

- Part Three - In-depth Review of Thematic Topics

Medium-term Plan 1994-99

- General

- Director-General's Introduction and Chapter 1: The Context of FAO's Action

- Chapter 2: Cross-sectoral Priorities

- Chapter 3: Programme Priorities

Chapter 4: Regional Issues and Priorities

- Chapter 5: Resources

- Fiftieth Anniversary of FAO

- Conclusions

Summary Programme of Work and Budget 1994-95

- Format

- Consultative Process

- Context

- Approach

- Priorities

- Financial Aspects

- (a) Cost Increases

- (b) Proposed Method of Funding

- (c) Lapse Factor

- (d) Budget Level

- Conclusions

Support Cost Arrangements for FAO Trust Fund Programmes

Reports of the Sixty-sixth and Sixty-seventh Sessions of the Programme Committee

Reports of the Seventy-fifth and Seventy-sixth Sessions of the Finance Committee

Budgetary Matters

- Budgetary Performance 1992

Financial Matters

- Scale of Contributions 1994-95 (Draft Resolution for the Conference) (Appendix G)

- Extension of Terminal Payments Fund Coverage

Personnel Matters

- Staff Post Adjustment Problems Resulting from Italian Lira Devaluation

Organizational Matters

- Payment by the European Economic Community to Cover Administrative and Other Expenses Arising out of its Membership in the Organization

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

- Status of Contributions to the Budget (Appendix H)

- 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

- Status of Cash Flow

Revised Calendar of FAO Governing Bodies and Other Main Sessions 1992-93 (Appendix I)

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

CONSTITUTIONAL AND LEGAL MATTERS

Report of the Sixtieth Session of the Committee on Constitutional and Legal Matters (Rome, 14 - 16 April 1993)

- Agreement for the Establishment of the Indian Ocean Tuna Commission

- Amendment to the Appendix to Conference Resolution 46/57 (Part R of Basic Texts) (Draft Resolution for the Conference)

- Draft Cooperation Agreement between the Organization for the Network of Aquaculture Centres in Asia and the Pacific (NACA) and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) (Appendix J)

- Seating Arrangements for the EEC at Sessions of the Council

- Italian Tax on Staff Members' Bank Accounts

Invitations to Non-Member Nations to attend FAO Sessions

Applications for Membership in the Organization

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

OTHER MATTERS

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

APPENDIXES

A -        Agenda for the Hundred and Third Session of the Council

B -        List of Delegates and Observers

C -        List of Documents

D -        Statement by the Director-General

E -        Draft Agreement on the Flagging of Vessels Fishing on the High Seas

F -         Consultative Group on Tropical Forests Action Programme

G -        Scale of Contributions 1994-95

H -        Status of Contributions to the Budget

I -         Revised Calendar of FAO Governing Bodies and Other Main Sessions 1992-93

J -         Draft Cooperation Agreement between the Organization for the Network of Aquaculture Centres in Asia and the Pacific (NACA) and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)