L. Agreement between the organization of African Unity and the food and agriculture organization of the United Nations
The Organization of African Unity and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations,
Recalling that the Organization of African Unity (hereinafter referred to as "OAU") was established with the purpose, among others, of coordinating and intensifying the cooperation and efforts of independent African States in order to achieve a better life for and to promote the unity and solidarity of the peoples of Africa, in accordance with the provisions of its Charter,
Recalling also that the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (hereinafter referred to as "FAO") was established for the purpose of raising levels of nutrition and standards of living of the peoples, securing improvements in the efficiency of the production and distribution of all food and agricultural products, bettering the conditions of rural populations, and thus humanity's freedom from hunger,
Considering the interest of the OAU in promoting cooperation in matters pertaining to or connected with food and agriculture in Africa,
Being desirous of coordinating their efforts in Africa with a view to achieving their common aims within the framework of the United Nations Charter, the Charter of OAU and the Constitution of FAO,
Have agreed as follows:
1. OAU and FAO agree to cooperate with each other through their appropriate organs with respect to all matters of common interest that arise in the fields of food and agriculture.
2. FAO shall, as far as possible and in conformity with its constitutional instruments and decisions of its competent bodies, give due consideration to requests for technical assistance made by the Organization of African Unity. It shall continue to support the activities of the OAU aimed at the establishment of the AEC as stipulated notably in the Final Act of Lagos and all other documents dealing with the food and agricultural sector.
3. OAU shall give due consideration to requests to enlist political, technical and financial support for the goals and objectives of FAO, in particular in its fore.
2. OAU shall inform FAO of any plans for the development of its activities in the fields of food and agriculture. It shall consider any proposals concerning such plans as may be made to it by FAO with a view to securing effective coordination between the two organizations and avoiding unnecessary duplication of activities.
3. FAO shall inform OAU of any plans for the development of its activities in Africa. It shall consider any proposals concerning such plans as may be made to it by OAU with a view to securing effective coordination between the two organizations and avoiding unnecessary duplication of activities.
4. When circumstances so require, OAU and FAO shall engage in consultations with a view to selecting the best means of ensuring that their activities in matters of common interest are fully effective.
2. FAO shall invite OAU to be represented at all sessions of the FAO Conference and the FAO Council and at all other conferences and meetings held under the auspices of FAO in which Member States of OAU participate. The observer representing OAU may participate without vote in the deliberations of such sessions, conferences or meetings with respect to matters in which OAU is interested.
3. After consultation with FAO and, subject to its agreement, OAU may present a document to the FAO Regional Conference for Africa.
2. In appropriate cases, meetings convened by one organization may call for the cooperation and participation of the other organization. The scope of such cooperation and participation will be the subject of arrangements in each case, taking into account any relevant resolution approved by the organization responsible for the convening of the meeting.
2. OAU and FAO may, when they consider it desirable, set up joint commissions, committees or other bodies, on conditions to be mutually agreed in each case, to advise them on matters of common interest.
3. The Executive Heads of OAU and FAO may, at their request, be invited to address each other's Governing Bodies on issues related to food and agricultural development in Africa.
Assistance in technical, research and in other related fields
2. Joint studies may be undertaken by OAU and FAO and joint programmes established between them.
Statistical and legislative information
OAU and FAO will concert their efforts to obtain the best use of statistical and legislative information and to ensure the most effective utilization of their resources in the assembling, analysis, publication and diffusion of such information, with a view to reducing the burden on the Governments and other Organizations from which such information is collected.
Exchange of information and documents
2. OAU shall be kept informed by FAO of developments in the latter's work which are of interest to OAU.
3. FAO shall be kept informed by OAU of developments in the latter's work which are of interest to FAO.
The Secretary-General of OAU and the Director-General of FAO shall make appropriate administrative arrangements to ensure effective cooperation and liaison between the Secretariats of the two organizations.
Implementation of the agreement
2. The Secretary-General of OAU and the Director-General of FAO may make such supplementary administrative arrangements for the implementation of this Agreement as may appear desirable in the light of experience.
Entry into force, amendment and termination
2. The terms of this Agreement may be amended by mutual agreement.
3. Either of the parties may terminate this Agreement by giving six months' written notice to the other party.
Done in duplicate, in the English and the French languages, both texts being equally authentic.
|For the:||ORGANIZATION OF AFRICAN UNITY|
|For the:||FOOD AND AGRICULTURE ORGANIZATION OF THE UNITED NATIONS|
M. Scale of contributions - 1996 and 1997
(1994-95 Scale shown for comparative purposes)
Proposed Scale a/
|1996||1997||1994 - 95 b/|
|Antigua and Barbuda||0.01%||0.01%||0.01%|
|Bosnia and Herzegovina||0.01%||0.01%||0.05%|
|Central African Republic||0.01%||0.01%||0.01%|
|Chile||0 09%||0 09%||0.09%|
|Cook Islands c/||0.01%||0.01%||0.01%|
|Democratic People's Republic of Korea||0.05%||0.05%||0.06%|
|Iceland||0 03%||0 03%||0.03%|
|Iran, Islamic Republic of||0.50%||0.48%||0.88%|
|Korea, Republic of||0.88%||0.88%||0.79%|
|Moldova e/||0 09%||0 09%||-|
|Papua New Guinea||0.01%||0.01%||0.01%|
|St Kitts and Nevis||0.01%||0.01%||0.01%|
|St Vincent & Grenadines||0.01%||0.01%||0.01%|
|Sao Tome and Principe||0.01%||0.01%||0.01%|
|Saudi Arabia, Kingdom of||0.78%||0.76%||1.10%|
|The Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia||0.01%||0.01%||0.02%|
|Trinidad and Tobago||0.04%||0.03%||0.06%|
|United Arab Emirates||0.20%||0.20%||0.24%|
|United States of America||25.00%||25.00%||25.00%|
a/ Derived directly from the UN Scale of Assessments for 1996 and 1997 as adopted by General Assembly Resolution 49/19 B of 23 December 1994.
b/ Derived directly from the UN Scale of Assessments for 1992-94 as adopted by General Assembly Resolution 46/221A of 20 December 1991. This scale was subsequently amended, to adopt the recommendations of the Committee on Contributions, at its 94th plenary meeting on 23 December 1992 by decision number 47/456.
c/ The Secretariat of the UN Committee on Contributions advised that the "theoretical probable" rate of this member of FAO, which is not a member of the UN, would be the minimum rate, i.e. 0.01 percent.
d/ The contribution rates of these two members of FAO which are not members of the United Nations, are derived from the percentages at which they are called upon by the UN to contribute to certain UN activities.
e/ New member admitted at the Twenty-eighth Session of the Conference, October 1995.
(November 1995- November 1997)
Germany (D.F.R. Bommer)
Algeria (N. Rimouche)
Australia (J.B. Sharpe)
Canada (R.F. Andrigo)
Egypt (A.M. Aboul-Naga)
Ethiopia (G. Redai)
Japan (H. Kishi)
Libya (M.M. Seghayer)
Mexico (R. Velázquez-Huerta)
Philippines (Ms M.R. Castillo)
Trinidad and Tobago (W. Rudder)
(November 1995 - November 1997)
Pakistan (M. Saleem Khan)
Argentina (Ms I. di Giovan Battista)
Belgium (Ms R. de Clercq)
Burkina Faso (C. Kiemtore)
Panama (H.J. Maltez R.)
Slovakia (Mrs M. Kadlecikova)
South Africa (J.A. Thomas)
Sudan (M.S.M.A. Harbi)
United States of America (T.A. Forbord)
COMMITTEE ON CONSTITUTIONAL AND LEGAL MATTERS
(November 1995 - November 1997)
WFD EXECUTIVE BOARD
Term of office expiring
Elected by FAO Council
|31 December 1996||Albania||(E)|
|31 December 1997||Bangladesh||(B)|
|United States of America||(D)|
|31 December 1998||Algeria||(A)|
FAO MEMBERS (176)
(at 31 October 1995)
Antigua and Barbuda
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Central African Republic
Democratic People's Republic of
Iran, Islamic Republic of
Korea, Republic of
Papua New Guinea
Puerto Rico (Associate Member)
Saint Kitts and Nevis
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
Sao Tome and Principe
Saudi Arabia, Kingdom of
The Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia
Trinidad and Tobago
United Arab Emirates
United States of America