CL 117/8


Council

Hundred and Seventeenth Session

Rome, 9-11 November 1999

MEMBERSHIP OF THE WFP EXECUTIVE BOARD

 

1. In accordance with Resolution 9/95 adopted by the 28th Session of the FAO Conference on 31 October 1995, whereby the Committee on Food Aid Policies and Programmes was reconstituted as the Executive Board of the World Food Programme, the 118th Session of the Council is required to elect six members of the WFP Executive Board for a term of office of three years from among FAO Member Nations.

2. For purposes of election to the Board, FAO Member Nations are divided into five separate lists (A, B, C, D and E) as shown in Appendix A to this document.

3. The present composition of the WFP Executive Board is as follows, with the List (as per Appendix A) to which each member belongs indicated in brackets:

Term of office Expiring Elected by FAO Council Elected by ECOSOC
31 December 1999 Australia (D)
Brazil (C)
Jordan (B)
Senegal (A)
Slovakia (E)
Spain (D)
Angola (A)
Belgium (D)
Ethiopia (A)
Iran, Islamic Republic of (B)
Japan (D)
Mexico (C)
31 December 2000 Bangladesh (B)
Burundi (A)
El Salvador (C)
Netherlands (D)
Saudi Arabia, Kingdom of (B)
United States of America (D)
Finland (D)
Indonesia (B)
Pakistan (B)
Russian Federation (E)
Sierra Leone (A)
United Kingdom (D)
31 December 2001 Canada (D)
China (B)
Cuba (C)
Germany (D)
Lesotho (A)
Sudan (A)
Congo, Rep. of (A)
Denmark (D)
Haiti (C)
Morocco (A)
Sweden (D)
Yemen (B)

4. The Council will therefore be required to elect six members, for a term of office expiring on 31 December 2002 to replace the ones whose terms end on 31 December 1999, i.e. Australia, Brazil, Jordan, Senegal, Slovakia and Spain.

5. In anticipation of the adoption of Resolutions by the 30th Session of the FAO Conference and the UN General Assembly on the revision of the General Regulations of the WFP regarding the distribution of seats on the Executive Board starting from 1 January 2000, the six seats to be filled by the 118th Session of the Council for the period 2000-2002 are 2 from List A (including the seat rotating among the States in Lists A, B and C), 1 from List C, 2 from List D and 1 from List E.

6. Outgoing members are eligible for re-election.

7. A nomination form is given in Appendix B to this document, and the deadline for submission of nominations to the Secretary General of the Council is 12.00 hours on Monday 22 November 1999.


APPENDIX A


FAO MEMBER NATIONS LISTINGS FOR ELECTION TO THE
WFP EXECUTIVE BOARD
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1. DEVELOPING COUNTRIES

States: 130

WFP Executive Board Seats: 20 (ten each to be elected by the FAO Council and the ECOSOC of the United Nations) plus 1 seat to be elected by the FAO Council that will rotate between the States included in List A (2000-2002), List B (2003-2005), List A (2006-2008) and List C (2009-2011)

The 20 seats will be distributed on the following basis:

List A

States: 53

WFP Executive Board Seats: 8 (four each to be elected by the FAO Council and by the ECOSOC of the United Nations)

Algeria
Angola
Benin
Botswana
Burkina Faso
Burundi
Cameroon
Cape Verde
Central African
Republic Chad
Comoros
Congo, Dem. Rep. of
Congo, Rep. of
Côte d'Ivoire
Djibouti
Egypt
Equatorial Guinea
Eritrea
Ethiopia
Gabon
Gambia
Ghana
Guinea
Guinea Bissau
Kenya
Lesotho
Liberia
Libya
Madagascar
Malawi
Mali
Mauritania
Mauritius
Morocco
Mozambique
Namibia
Niger
Nigeria
Rwanda
Sao Tome and Principe
Senegal
Seychelles
Sierra Leone
Somalia
South Africa
Sudan
Swaziland
Tanzania, United Rep. of
Togo
Tunisia
Uganda
Zambia
Zimbabwe

List B

States: 44

WFP Executive Board Seats: 7 (three to be elected by the FAO Council and four by the ECOSOC of the United Nations).

Afghanistan
Azerbaijan
Bangladesh
Bahrain
Bhutan
Cambodia
China
Cook Islands
Democratic People's Republic of Korea
Fiji
India
Indonesia
Iran, Islamic Republic of
Iraq
Jordan
Kazakhstan
Korea, Republic of
Kuwait
Kyrgyz Republic
Laos
Lebanon
Malaysia
Maldives
Mongolia
Myanmar
Nepal
Oman
Pakistan
Papua New Guinea
Philippines
Qatar
Samoa
Saudi Arabia, Kingdom of
Solomon Islands
Sri Lanka
Syria
Tajikistan
Thailand
Tonga
Turkmenistan
United Arab Emirates
Vanuatu
Viet Nam
Yemen

Applicants for membership in FAO: Marshall Islands; Niue; Palau

List C

States: 33

WFP Executive Board Seats: 5 (three to be elected by the FAO Council and two by the ECOSOC of the United Nations)

Antigua and Barbuda
Argentina
Bahamas
Barbados
Belize
Bolivia
Brazil
Chile
Colombia
Costa Rica
Cuba
Dominica
Dominican Republic
Ecuador
El Salvador
Grenada
Guatemala
Guyana
Haiti
Honduras
Jamaica
Mexico
Nicaragua
Panama
Paraguay
Peru
Saint Kitts and Nevis
Saint Lucia
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
Suriname
Trinidad and Tobago
Uruguay
Venezuela

2. ECONOMICALLY DEVELOPED COUNTRIES

States: 45

WFP Executive Board Seats: 15 (seven to be elected by the FAO Council and eight by the ECOSOC of the United Nations)

The 15 seats will be distributed on the following basis:

List D

States: 27

WFP Executive Board Seats: 12 (six each to be elected by the FAO Council and the ECOSOC of the United Nations)

Australia
Austria
Belgium
Canada
Cyprus
Denmark
Finland
France
Germany
Greece
Iceland
Ireland
Israel
Italy
Japan
Luxembourg
Malta
Netherlands
New Zealand
Norway
Portugal
Spain
Sweden
Switzerland
Turkey
United Kingdom
United States of America

Applicant for membership in FAO: San Marino

List E

States: 18

WFP Executive Board Seats: 3 (one to be elected by the FAO Council and two by the ECOSOC of the United Nations)

Albania
Armenia
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Bulgaria
Croatia
Czech Republic
Estonia
Georgia
Hungary
Latvia
Lithuania
Moldova
Poland
Romania
Slovakia
Slovenia
The Former Yugoslav
   Republic of Macedonia
Yugoslavia

APPENDIX B


NOMINATION FORM FOR WFP EXECUTIVE BOARD

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To be submitted by 12.00 hours on Monday 22 November 1999

To: The Secretary-General of the Council                         Date: ..............................

      Room B-202

The Delegate of ...................................................................(FAO Member Nation)

 

(signature) .......................................

Wishes to nominate for List .............................1

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for election to a seat on the WFP Executive Board for the term of office

1 January 2000 - 31 December 2002.

The Delegate of ..................................................................(FAO Member Nation)

 

(signature) .......................................

accepts this nomination

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1  Listings include all FAO Member Nations as at 9 August 1999.