Report of the Conference of FAO
Eleventh Session
Rome, 4-24 November 1961

Table of Contents

I. FAO member nations

II. FAO associate members

III. Members of FAO council

IV. McDougall memorial lecture

V. The late Dag Hammarskjöld and Hugh McClure Smith

VI. Procedural questions

A. Appointment of chairman, vice-chairmen, general committee and credentials committee
B. Agenda of the session
C. Arrangements for the session
D. Appointment of chairmen and vice-chairmen of commissions
E. General discussion
F. Drafting committee
G. Election of the members and appointment of the independent chairman of the council
H. Verification of credentials
I. Admission of observers

VII. Review of the world situation and outlook in food and agriculture

A. World food and agriculture situation

Population and food supply
Changes in stocks of commodities
International trade in agricultural products
Farm prices and incomes
Agricultural policies and development plans
Incentives to increase production
Land reform
Agricultural extension, education and research
Adjustments of national agricultural policies

B. Utilization of food surpluses for economic and social development

Multilateral food disposal schemes
Food surpluses for economic development
Conformity of operations with the FAO principles of surplus disposal
Co-ordination of projects
Use of surpluses
System of contributions
Implementation of proposals
Intergovernmental committee
Withdrawal from working capital fund

C. Commodity problems

Utilization of agricultural surpluses
Guiding principles for national agricultural price stabilization and support policies
National and international commodity arrangements
Agricultural commodity aspects of regional economic integration
Future work on commodity problems
Agricultural trade policies and commodity problems
Other commodity matters

D. Freedom from hunger campaign (FFHC)
E. World food congress
F. World seed campaign
G. Africa survey

Development programs

VIII. Activities and programs of the organization

A. Introduction
B. Impact of field programs on FAO's regular program
C. Education and training
D. Agricultural planning and programing
E. Co-ordination of work among international agencies
F. Advisory groups
G. Presentation - program of work
H. Agriculture

Rural institutions and services
Land and water development
Plant production and protection
Animal production and health
Atomic energy in food and agriculture

I. Joint projects - agriculture and forestry

Shifting cultivation
Wildlife management
Landscape planning

J. Forestry and forest products

Program of work 1962-63
Regional activities
World forestry congresses
Future programs and program trend

K. Fisheries

Direction and balance of program
Fisheries biology
Fisheries technology
Fisheries economics
Regional activities

L. Nutrition

Food consumption and planning
Food science and technology
Applied nutrition
Home economics
Additional items of work
Long-term outlook

M. Economics

Economic analysis

N. Information and publications

Public information
Publications service
Legislation research

O. André Mayer fellowships
P. Regional activities
Q. Interagency relations and consultations - matters arising out of the administrative committee on co-ordination and the economic and social council discussions
R. FAO/UNICEF relations
S. Special program of technical assistance under FAO's regular program
T. Activities arising out of the Mediterranean development project
U. Survey and appraisal of world agriculture, fisheries and forestry resources in relation to needs
V. Technical co-operation programs

Field personnel
Contracting for the execution of projects
Associate experts
United nations development decade
Expanded program of technical assistance (EPTA)
The united nations special fund
Relationship between EPTA and the special fund
Program for operational executives (OPEX)

W. Special program of agricultural education and training in Africa

Co-operation between FAO, UNESCO, ILO and the united nations
Institutions for higher education

X. Reorientation of FAO's activities to strengthen the ability of the organization to give assistance to governments in their agricultural development

Country representatives
Co-ordination of programs
Agricultural development planning

IX. Budget for 1962-63

A. Appropriations

X. Constitutional and legal matters

A. Membership of the council

Increase in the membership of the council
Rotation of council seats

B. Composition of delegations to the conference
C. Membership in commodity study groups

Clarification of the term " commodity study groups "

D. Term of office of the director-general
E. Term of office of the committee on constitutional and legal matters and methods of convening the committee
F. Technical committees of the conference

Terms of reference
Reporting procedures

G. Regional fisheries advisory commission for the southwest Atlantic
H. Establishment of a regional fisheries commission for western Africa
I. Statutory report on the status of conventions and agreements and on amendments thereto

Constitution or the international rice commission
Constitution of the European commission for the control of foot-and-mouth disease
Agreement for the establishment of an Indo-Pacific fisheries council
Agreement for the establishment of the general fisheries council for the Mediterranean (GFCM)
Agreement for the establishment of a Latin-American fisheries council
International poplar commission
Agreement for the establishment on a permanent basis of a Latin-American forest research and training institute
Convention on the privileges and immunities of the specialized agencies

J. Procedure for approval of amendments to basic texts
K. Approval of statutes (including rules of procedure) of article VI bodies

Asia-Pacific forestry commission
Joint EFC/NEFC/AFC subcommission on Mediterranean forestry problems
Latin-American forestry commission
European forestry commission
African forestry commission
North American forestry commission
International chestnut commission
FAO advisory committee on pulp and paper

L. Relations with international organizations and granting of consultative status

XI. Administrative and financial matters

A. Audited accounts for 1958-59
B. Audited accounts for 1960 - European commission for the control of foot-and-mouth disease
C. Audited accounts for the expanded program of technical assistance (EPTA), 1959
D. Audited accounts for the expanded program of technical assistance (EPTA), 1960
E. Audited accounts for the united nations special fund, 1960
F. Level of the working capital fund
G. Reimbursement of the working capital fund

Amount withdrawn for special program in Africa and disposal of food surpluses
Amount withdrawn to meet additional pension fund contributions

H. Review of common salary scale for professional category staff and above

Salary and emoluments of the director-general

I. Education grant
J. Staff compensation plan
K. Staff assessment plan and tax equalization fund
L. Scale of contributions 1962-63
M. Contributions and advances by new member and associate members

Advance of new pull members to the working capital fund

N. Headquarters agreement with the government of the republic of Italy
O. Biennial budgeting
P. Amendment to financial regulation IV.4 (b)
Q. Amendment to financial regulation IV.5 (a)
R. Amendment to financial regulation v (contributions from non-member nations)
S. Publications revolving fund
T. Distribution of publications to member governments

XII. Membership, elections and appointments

A. Admission of new member nations and associate members
B. Appointment of the independent chairman of the council
C. Election of council members
D. Appointment of FAO staff pension committee

XIII. Date and place of twelfth session of the conference

XIV. Appendixes

A. Agenda
B. Delegates and observers attending the eleventh session of the conference
C. Guiding principles for agricultural price stabilization and support policies with special reference to the need to minimize adverse effects on international trade
D. Statutes of the codex alimentarius commission
E. Amendments to the constitution, general rules of the organization, financial regulations, and to the rules of procedure for the council of FAO
F. Amendments to the agreement for the establishment of the general fisheries council for the Mediterranean
G. Scale of contributions 1962-63
H. Terms of reference of the technical committees of the conference
I. ILO/FAO/UNESCO agreement on agricultural education

1. FAO/UNESCO consultations on agricultural education
2. Memorandum of agreement between ILO, FAO and UNESCO supplementing the UNESCO/FAO agreement on agricultural education

J. List of conference documents
K. Reports of the technical committees

I. Agriculture
II. Economics
III. Fisheries
IV. Forestry and forest products
V. Information and publications
VI. Nutrition
VII. Joint meeting - agriculture and forestry

XV. Council standing committees