REPORT OF THE COUNCIL OF FAO

CL 104/REP

REPORT OF THE COUNCIL OF FAO

Hundred and Fourth Session
Rome, 2-5 November 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

2 Term of office until 31 December 1994

3 Term 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

ACTIVITIES OF FAO

Preparations for the Twenty-seventh Session of the FAO Conference

- Nominations of the Chairman of the Conference, and of the Chairmen of the Commissions of the Conference (Recommendations to the Conference)

- Election of the Nominations Committee

Report of the Fifty-ninth Session of the Committee on Commodity Problems. (Rome, 7-11 June 1993)

PROGRAMME, BUDGETARY, FINANCIAL AND ADMINISTRATIVE MATTERS

Programme Implementation Report 1992-93

Programme of Work and Budget 1994-95

Report of the Sixty-eighth Session of the Programme Committee and of the Seventy-seventh Session of the Finance Committee (Rome, 21-30 September 1993)

- Appointment of External Auditor (Resolution 1/104)

- Commissary Accounts (Draft Resolution for the Conference)

- Personnel Matters

  1. Recent Developments in the Activities of ICSC and the UN Joint Staff Pension Board

  2. Professional and Higher Categories

    - Post Adjustment

    - Staff Post Adjustment Problems arising from the Italian Lire Devaluation

  3. General Service Category

    - Interim Adjustment

  4. Personnel Statistics

- Payment by the European Economic Community to cover Administrative and other Expenses arising out of its Membership in the Organization

- Other Matter (Contribution by EEC to the FAO Field Programme)

- Working Arrangements of the Programme and Finance Committees

Financial Position of the Organization

- Collection of Assessed Contributions (Outstanding and in Arrears) (Appendix D)

  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. Need for all Member Nations to pay Current Assesssment and Arrears

- Measures to Improve the Collection of Assessed Contributions (Appendix E. including Draft Resolution for the Conference)

CONSTITUTIONAL AND LEGAL MATTERS

Report of the Sixty-first Session of the Committee on Constitutional and Legal Matters (CCLM) (Rome, 4-6 October 1993)

- Agreement for the Establishment of the Indian Ocean Tuna Commission (Appendix F)

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

- Revision of the Statutes of the Advisory Committee on Marine Resources Research (Appendix H)

- Italian Tax (6 per mille) on the Contents of Bank Accounts belonging to Staff Members

- Assessed Contribution of Czechoslovakia

Invitations to Non-Member Nations to Atttend FAO Sessions

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

Applications for Membership in the Organization

OTHER MATTERS

Unveiling of Portrait of Independent Chairman of Council

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

APPENDICES

  1. - Agenda for the Hundred and Fourth Session of the Council

  2. - List of Delegates and Observers

  3. - List of Documents

  4. - Regular Programme Contributions

  5. - Measures to Improve the Collection of Assessed Contributions

  6. - Draft Agreement for the Establishment of the Indian Ocean Tuna Commission

  7. - Draft Agreement to Promote Compliance with International Conservation and Management Measures by Fishing Vessels on the High Seas

  8. - Revised Statutes'of the Advisory Committee on Fisheries Research

COMMITTEES