REPORT OF THE COUNCIL OF FAO

CL 111/REP

REPORT OF THE COUNCIL OF FAO

Hundred and Eleventh Session Rome, 1-10 October 1996

FOOD AND AGRICULTURE ORGANIZATION OF THE UNITED NATIONS ROME 1996

ISSN 0251-5296

COUNCIL (until 31 December 1996)

Independent Chairman: José Ramón López Portillo

Algeria3

Gabon3

Portugal3

Argentina2

Germany2

Romania3

Australia1

Ghana3

Saudi Arabia, Kingdom of1

Bangladesh2

Honduras1

Sri Lanka1

Barbados3

India1

Swaziland1

Brazil3

Indonesia2

Syria1

Burkina Faso1

Iran, Islamic Republic of2

Tanzania2

Cameroon2

Ireland3

Thailand2

Canada3

Italy1

Turkey2

Cape Verde1

Japan2

Uganda1

Chile2

Korea, Republic of2

United Kingdom1

China2

Kuwait3

United States of America3

Congo3

Lebanon3

Uruguay3

Cuba3

Malaysia1

Venezuela2

Egypt1

Mauritius3

Zimbabwe2

Estonia2

Mexico3

France1

Norway1


1Term of office until 31 December 1996

2Term of office until conclusion of the Twenty-ninth Session of the Conference, November 1997

3Term of office until 31 December 1998

COUNCIL (as from 1 January 1997)

Independent Chairman: José Ramón López Portillo

Algeria2

Germany1

Portugal2

Argentina1.

Ghana2

Romania2

Australia3

Honduras3

Saudi Arabia, Kingdom of3

Bangladesh1

India3

Senegal3

Barbados2

Indonesia1

South Africa3

Brazil2

Iran, Islamic Republic of1

Syria3

Cameroon1

Ireland2

Tanzania1

Canada2

Italy3

Thailand1

Chile1

Japan1

Turkey1

China1

Korea, Republic of1

Uganda3

Congo2

Kuwait2

United Kingdom3

Cuba2

Lebanon2

United States of America2

Denmark3

Malaysia3

Uruguay2

Egypt3

Mauritania3

Venezuela'

Estonia1

Mauritius2

Zimbabwe'

France3

Mexico2

Gabon2

Pakistan3


1Term of office until conclusion of the Twenty-ninth Session of the Conference, November 1997

2Term of office until 31 December 1998

3Term of office until conclusion of the Thirtieth Session of the Conference, November 1999

CONTENTS

LIST OF DECISIONS, DIRECTIVES AND RECOMMENDATIONS 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

Tribute to Mr Antoine Saintraint

Tribute to Professor Josué de Castro

WORLD FOOD AND AGRICULTURE SITUATION

State of Food and Agriculture 1996

Report of the Twenty-first (Rome, 29 January - 2 February 1996) and Progress Report of the Twenty-second (Rome, 23-30 September 1996 and 8-9 October and 28-30 October 1996) Sessions of the Committee on World Food Security including Preparations for the World Food Summit

Reports of the 2nd Extraordinary Session of the Commission on Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture (CGRFA) (Rome, 22-27 April 1996),and of the 4th International Technical Conference on Plant Genetic Resources (ICPGR) (Leipzig, Germany, 17-23 June 1996) (Resolution 1/111)

Report on the Progress of Negotiations of an International Legally-Binding Procedure for certain Hazardous Chemicals and Pesticides in International Trade

Climate Agenda

ACTIVITIES OF FAO AND WFP

Follow-up to Economic and Social Council Resolution 1995/56: Strengthening of the Coordination of Emergency Humanitarian Assistance of the United Nations

World Food Programme

Report of the Executive Board to ECOSOC and the FAO Council on the Activities of the WFP Committee on Food Aid Policies and Programmes (CFA) in 1995

Election of Six Members to the WFP Executive Board

PROGRAMME, BUDGETARY, FINANCIAL AND ADMINISTRATIVE MATTERS

Adjustments to the Programme of Work and Budget 1996-97

Reports of the Seventy-fourth (Rome, 6-10 May 1996) and Seventy-fifth (Rome, 2-6 September 1996) Sessions of the Programme Committee

Achieving Savings and Efficiencies in Governance

Review of FAO Statutory Bodies and Panels of Experts

Reports of the Eighty-third (Rome, 16 January 1996), Eighty-fourth (Rome, 6-10 May 1996) and Eighty-fifth (Rome, 4-10 September 1996) 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 D)

Resourcing and Financing of the World Food Programme

Audited Accounts

Regular Programme 1994-95 (Draft Resolution for the Conference)

Commissary Accounts 1995 (Draft Resolution for the Conference)

Revised Calendar of FAO Governing Bodies and Other Main Sessions 1996-97 (Appendix E)

CONSTITUTIONAL AND LEGAL MATTERS

Report of the Sixty-fifth Session (Rome, 9 September 1996) of the Committee on Constitutional and Legal Matters

Broadening the Mandate of the Advisory Committee on Pulp and Paper and Abolition of the Committee on Wood-Based Panel Products (Resolution 2/111)

Change of Title (in English only) of the North American Forestry Commission

Invitations to Non-Member Nations to Attend FAO Sessions

OTHER MATTERS

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

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

Appointment of Second Alternate Chairman of the Appeals Committee

Preparations for the Eleventh World Forestry Congress

APPENDIXES

  1. - Agenda for the Hundred and Eleventh Session of the Council
  2. - List of Delegates and Observers
  3. - List of Documents
  4. - Status of Assessed Contributions of Member Nations (as at 3 October 1996)
  5. - Amended Revised Calendar of FAO Governing Bodies and Other Main Sessions 1996-97

COMMITTEES