The Conference is the supreme governing body of the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO). Comprising all 175 FAO Members (presently 174 States and one Member Organization, the European Community), it will convene at FAO Headquarters in Rome for its 29th regular biennial Session from Friday 7 to Tuesday 18 November 1997.
The provisional agenda (document C 97/1) includes technical, programme, administrative and constitutional items. These include the Programme of Work and Budget 1998-99, the World Food Summit and its Follow-up (document C 97/7) and Applications for Membership (document C 97/10).
In the Conference schedule five days are provided for Heads of Delegation (the majority being government ministers responsible for agriculture) to review the current state of food and agriculture in the world (document C 97/2).
For interested readers a number of selected Conference documents are available on this website. They are:
|List of documents||Download||ID|
|C 97/1||Provisional Agenda||W6035|
|C 97/2||Review of the State of Food and Agriculture 1997||W5906|
|C 97/6||Negotiation of a Legally-Binding Instrument on Prior Informed Consent (PIC)||W5918|
|C 97/7||The World Food Summit and its Follow-up||W6255|
|C 97/8||Standards for Plant Quarantine Harmonization||W5811|
|C 97/10||Applications for Membership in the Organization||W5868|
|C 97/12||Arrangements for the 29th Session of the Conference||W6036|
|C 97/13||Admission to the Session of Representatives and Observers of Int. Org.||W6183|
|C 97/15||Appointment of Independent Chairman of the Council||W5817|
|C 97/16||Revision of WFP General Regulations||W5978|
|C 97/17||Revision of International Plant Protection Convention||W5913|
|C 97/18||Desert Locust Control Situation: Measures taken and Further Action Required||W5909|
|C 97/19||The Programme Against African Trypanosomiasis (PAAT)||W6285|
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