Report of the Conference of FAO
Twenty-fifth Session
Rome, 11-29 November 1989

Table of Contents

I. COUNCIL (until 31 December 1990)

II. COUNCIL (as from 1 January 1991)

III. Introduction

A. Sixteenth McDougall memorial lecture
B. Presentation of the B.R. Sen Awards for 1988 and 1989
C. Presentation of the A.H. Boerma Award 1988-89
D. Tribute to Late President René Moawad of Lebanon
E. Tribute to late president Ahmed Abdallah Abderemane of Comoros
F. In memoriam

IV. Procedure of the session

A. Election of the chairman and vice-chairmen of the conference
B. Appointment of the general committee and the credentials committee
C. Adoption of the agenda
D. Arrangements for the session and allocation of agenda items

Establishment of commissions and appointment of their chairmen and vice-chairmen
Resolutions committee of the conference
Right of reply
Verbatim records
Verification of credentials
Voting rights
Informal meeting of observers from international non-governmental organizations (NGOs)

E. Admission of observers

Observer from the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR)
Liberation movements
Intergovernmental and international non-governmental organizations

V. Major trends and policies in food and agriculture

A. Statements by heads of delegations in the general discussion
B. World Food and Agriculture Situation

The State of Food and Agriculture (SOFA)
International agricultural adjustment: progress report on guidelines 7, 8, and 9
World food day

C. Preparations for an international development strategy for the fourth UN development decade FAO's contribution
D. Progress report on the GATT multilateral trade negotiations (Uruguay round) and Implications for FAO
E. Commission on plant genetic resources and the international undertaking: progress report
F. International Code of Conduct on the Distribution and Use of Pesticides: Introduction of the "Prior Informed Consent" Clause
G. Plan of action for the integration of women into agricultural and rural development

VI. Activities and programmes of the organization

A. Review of the regular programme 1988-89
B. Programme of work and budget 1990-91 and medium-term objectives

Programme budget process
Programme activities
Financial framework
Budget level

C. Review of field programmes 1988-89
D. Conclusions of the review of certain aspects of FAO's goals and operations

FAO's objectives, role, priorities and strategies
FAO's field operations
Technical cooperation programme
Relations with other Institutions
Resource implications
FAO management review

E. United Nations/FAO World Food Programme (WFP)

WFP proposed pledging target 1991-92

F. Relations and consultations with international organizations

Recent developments in the UN system of interest to FAO
International conference on nutrition
Relations with intergovernmental and international non-governmental organizations

VII. Constitutional and administrative matters

A. Constitutional and legal matters
B. Statutory report on status of conventions and agreements, and amendments thereto

Multilateral treaties deposited with the director-general

C. Procedure for election of chairmen and members of the programme and finance committees
D. Confirmation of the agreement between FAO and UNIDO
E. FAO's accession to the convention on early notification of a nuclear accident and to the convention on assistance in the case of a nuclear accident or radiological emergency
F. Administrative and financial matters - Audited accounts
G. Scale of contributions 1990-91
H. Return of the regional office for the near east to the region
I. Status of Contributions

Payment of assessed contributions

J. Measures to deal with problems of delayed payment of assessed contributions
K. Level of support costs from UNDP and trust fund programmes
L. Headquarters accommodation
M. Personnel matters

Statistics of personnel services
Allowance for the chairman of the appeals committee

N. Staff commissary support cost reimbursement
O. Treatment of profit and loss on exchange

VIII. Appointments and elections

A. Election of council members
B. Appointment of the independent chairman of the council
C. Appointment of representatives of the FAO conference to the staff pension committee

IX. Other matters

A. Date and place of the twenty-sixth session of the conference

X. Appendices

A. Agenda
B. List of delegates and observers
C. List of documents
D. Statement by the director-general
E. Revision of articles 2 and 9 of the international code of conduct on the distribution and use of pesticides and guidelines on the operation of prior informed consent

A. Revision of articles 2 and 9 of the international code of conduct on the distribution and use of pesticides
B. Guidelines on the operation of prior informed consent (PIC)
Annex to appendix E

F. statement of the computation of contributions for 1990 and 1991
G. Resolution 11/87
H. Agreement between the food and agriculture organization of the United Nations and the United Nations industrial development organization
I. Convention on early notification of a nuclear accident

Annex to appendix I

J. Convention on assistance in the case of a nuclear accident or radiological emergency

Annex to appendix J

K. Scale of contributions 1990-91
L. Assessed contribution of member nations