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CONSTITUTIONAL AND LEGAL MATTERS

REPORT OF THE SIXTY-FIFTH SESSION OF THE COMMITTEE ON
CONSTITUTIONAL AND LEGAL MATTERS (CCLM)
(ROME, 9 SEPTEMBER 1996)
1

Broadening the Mandate of the Advisory Committee on Pulp and Paper and Abolition of the
Committee on Wood-Based Panel Products
2

  1. The Council adopted the following Resolution:

    Resolution 2/111

  2. BROADENING THE MANDATE OF THE ADVISORY COMMITTEE ON PULP AND PAPER AND ABOLITION OF THE COMMITTEE ON WOOD-BASED PANEL PRODUCTS

    THE COUNCIL,

    Recalling that, pursuant to Conference Resolution 30/59 of 1959, the Director-General established, under Article VI.2 of the Constitution, an Advisory Committee on Pulp and Paper to advise him on FAO's work in the field of pulp and paper industries and related matters;

    Recalling that, pursuant to Council Resolution 3/43 of 1964, the Director-General established, under Article VI.2 of the Constitution, a Committee on Wood-Based Panel Products to advise him on matters related to wood-based panel industries;

    Noting that the Committee on Forestry recommended, at its Twelfth Session, the expansion of work of the Advisory Committee on Pulp and Paper into other forest product areas;

    Considering that the expansion of the mandate of the Advisory Committee on Pulp and Paper would result in an overlapping with the mandate of the Committee on Wood-Based Panel Products;

    1. Decides to authorize the Director-General to broaden the mandate of the Advisory Committee on Pulp and Paper to include panel products and sawn wood;

    2. Further decides to change the title of the Advisory Committee on Pulp and Paper to Advisory Committee on Paper and Wood Products (ACPWP);

    3. Further decides that the Advisory Committee on Paper and Wood Products shall consist of not less than 15 and not more than 25 leading experts, familiar with problems of forest industries, designated by the Director-General, serving in their personal capacity and at their own expense, reflecting broadly the interests of producer and consumer countries and representative of the several regions;

    4. Further decides to abolish the Committee on Wood-Based Panel Products.

    Rome, 10 October 1996

    Change of Title of the North American Forestry Commission 3

  3. The Council approved the change of the English title of the "North American Forestry Commission" to "North American Forest Commission".

  4. Invitations to Non-Member Nations to Attend FAO Sessions 4

  5. In accordance with paragraph B-l and B-2 of the "Statement of Principles relating to the Granting of Observer Status to Nations"5, the Council agreed that:

    1. the Russian Federation attend the Hundred and Eleventh Session of the Council.

    2. the Russian Federation attend as an observer the Twenty-fifth Session of the Asia-Pacific Fishery Commission, Seoul, Republic of Korea, 15-24 October 1996 (FI/RAP-704) and the First Session of the Indian Ocean Tuna Commission, Rome, 3-6 December 1996 (FI-733).

  6. The Council was also informed that since its Hundred and Tenth Session (Rome, 2-3 November 1995), the Director-General, on being so requested, had extended an invitation to the Russian Federation to attend the First Session of the Committee on Acquaculture of the General Fisheries Council for the Mediterranean, Rome, 9-12 September 1996 (FI-719).


1CL 111/5; CL 111/PV/4; CL 111/PV/9.

2CL 111/5; CL 111/PV/4; CL 111/PV/9.

3 CL 111/15; CL 111/PV/4; CL 111/PV/9.

4 CL 111/INF/8;CL 111/PV/l;CL 111/PV/9.

5 See FAO Basic Texts, Volume II, Section L (Appendix).

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