REPORT OF THE COUNCIL OF FAO

CL 108/REP

REPORT OF THE COUNCIL OF FAO

Hundred and Eighth Session
Rome, 5-14 June 1995

FOOD AND AGRICULTURE ORGANIZATION OF THE UNITED NATIONS ROME
1995

COUNCIL (as from 1 January 1995)

Independent Chairman: José Ramón López Portillo

Argentina3

Germany3

Spain1

Australia2

Honduras2

Sri Lanka2

Bangladesh3

India2

Swaziland2

Belgium1

Indonesia3

Syria2

Brazil1

Iran, Islamic Republic of3

Tanzania3

Burkina Faso2

Italy2

Thailand3

Cameroon3

Japan3

Trinidad and Tobago1

Canada1

Korea, Republic of3

Tunisia1

Cape Verde2

Lebanon1

Turkey3

Chile3

Libya1

Uganda2

China3

Madagascar1

United Kingdom2

Colombia1

Malaysia2

United States of America1

Congo1

Mexico1

Venezuela3

Cuba1

Nigeria1

Zaire1,4

Egypt2

Norway2

Zimbabwe3

Estonia3

Saudi Arabia, Kingdom of2

France2

Slovakia1


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

2 Term of office until 31 December 1996

3 Term of office until conclusion of the Twenty-ninth Session of the Conference, November 1997

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

CONTENTS

LIST OF DECISIONS, DIRECTIVES ANDRECOMMENDATIONS OF THE COUNCIL

INTRODUCTION - PROCEDURE OF THE SESSION

Introduction

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)

WORLD FOOD AND AGRICULTURE SITUATION

Preparations for the World Food Summit

Report of the Twentieth Session of the Committee on World Food Security(Rome, 25-28 April 1995), including the current world food situation

ACTIVITIES OF FAO AND WFP

Report of the Thirteenth Session of the Committee on Agriculture(Rome, 27-31 March 1995)

Fisheries matters

Report of the Twenty-first Session of the Committee on Fisheries(Rome, 10-15 March 1995)

Revised Draft Code of Conduct for Responsible Fisheries

Forestry matters

Report of the Twelfth Session of the Committee on Forestry(Rome, 13-17 March 1995)

Eleventh World Forestry Congress 1997

Report of the Sixtieth Session of the Committee on Commodity Problems(Rome, 3-7 April 1995)

World Food Programme

Twentieth Annual Report of the WFP Committee on Food Aid Policies and Programmes (CFA)

Target for WFP pledges for the period 1997-98 (Resolution 1/108 and Draft Resolution for the Conference)

WFP audited accounts 1992-93 (Draft Resolution for the Conference)

Implementation of UN General Assembly Resolutions 48/162 and 47/199on the transformation of the CFA into an Executive Board and revision of the General Regulations of WFP (Draft Resolution for the Conference) revised General Regulations of the World Food Programme (Appendix E)

Collaboration within the UN system and with other organizations including outcome of the Third Session of CSD

Preparations for the Twenty-eighth Session of the FAO Conference

Arrangements for the session and provisional timetable

Deadline for nominations for Independent Chairman of the Council

Nomination of the Chairman and other Officers of the Conference

PROGRAMME, BUDGETARY, FINANCIAL ANDADMINISTRATIVE MATTERS

Director-General's Progress Report on implementation of decisions taken by the Council at its Hundred and Sixth Session

Programme Evaluation Report 1994-95

Summary Programme of Work and Budget 1996-97

Reports of the Seventy-first and Seventy-second Sessions of the Programme Committee, including review of programmes

Reports of the Eightieth and Eighty-first Sessions of the Finance Committee

Financial position of the Organization: collection of assessed contributions(outstanding and in arrears) - status of contributions to the Budget (Appendix F)

Budgetary performance 1994

Scale of Contributions 1996-97 (Draft Resolution for the Conference and Appendix G)

Financial reporting to the Finance Committee

Personnel matters

Annual reports of the ICSC and UNJSPB

Report on FINSYS/PERSYS (including progress on review of financial and administrative policies and procedures)

CONSTITUTIONAL AND LEGAL MATTERS

Report of the Sixty-fourth Session of the Committee on Constitutional and Legal Matters (CCLM) (Rome, 10-12 April 1995)

Participation of EC and EC Member States representing their overseas territories outside the geographical scope of the Treaty of Rome,in FAO meetings and intergovernmental agreements under FAO auspices

Amendments to the Agreement for the Establishment of a Commission for Controlling the Desert Locust in the Near East (Appendix H)

Amendments to the Statutes and Rules of Procedure of the Coordinating Working Party on Atlantic Fishery Statistics (CWP) (Appendix I)

Tribute to Mr Richard M. Stein

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

OTHER MATTERS

Fiftieth Anniversary of FAO: Draft Declaration on Food and Agriculture(Appendix J)

Revised Calendar of FAO Governing Bodies and Other Main Sessions 1994-95(Appendix K)

Date and place of the Hundred and Ninth Session of the Council

APPENDIXES

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

B - List of Delegates and Observers

C - List of Documents

D - Statement by the Director-General

E - Revised General Regulations of the World Food Programme

F - Status of Assessed Contributions of Member Nations (as at 12 June 1995)

G - Scale of Contributions 1996 and 1997

H - Agreement for the Establishment of a Commission for Controlling the Desert Locust in the Near East

I - Coordinating Working Party on Fishery Statistics Revised Statutes

J - The Fiftieth Anniversary Declaration on Food and Agriculture -"The Quebec Declaration"

K - Revised Calendar of FAO Governing Bodies and Other Main Sessions 1994-95

COMMITTEES