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Title Commission for Controlling the Desert Locust in the Central Region (CRC)
Code AGP-704
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Legal Framework
Article of Constitution

Article XIV

Origin

The Agreement for the establishment of the Commission was approved by the Council at its 44th Session (1965, Resolution 6/44), under the authority of the Conference (Eleventh Session, 1961, Resolution 9/61) and on the recommendation of a Special Conference held in Beirut (1965).  The Agreement came into force on 21 February 1967 and was amended by the Commission at its Seventh Session (1976), with subsequent approval of the Council at its 72nd Session (1977, Resolution 5/72). The 20th Session of the Commission, held in Cairo from 18-20 December 1994, considered renaming the Region "Central Region" and consequently modifying the name of the Commission and the Agreement.  It also considered modifying the definition of the Region covered by the Agreement to make it possible for Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia and Somalia to to become Members of the Commission.  This was approved by the Council at its 108th Session in 1995. The Council at its 128th session (2005) amended article IX of the Agreement.
Current Agreement
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Category Cat. 1
Purpose

To carry out all possible measures to control plagues of the Desert Locust within Commission Members' countries and to reduce crop damage by adopting the following procedures:

  • Maintaining a permanent locust reporting and control service;
  • holding reserves of insecticides and application equipment;
  • encouraging and supporting training, survey and research stations, including where appropriate the maintenance of national research stations for the study of the Desert Locust, considered desirable by the Commission and compatible with the resources of the country;
  • participating in the implementation of any common policy of locust control or prevention which may be approved by the Commission;
  • facilitating the storage of any items of anti-locust equipment and insecticides held by the Commission and permitting their duty-free import or export without hindrance, as well as their free movement within the country;
  • providing the Commission with any information it may request to implement its functions effectively.
Secretary Mamoon Al-Alawi (RNE)
Membership

Member Nations and Associate Members of the Organization situated in the Region which have accepted the Agreement in accordance with Article XIV thereof. Other Nations situated in the Region that are Members of the United Nations, any of its Specialized Agencies or the International Atomic Energy Agency may be admitted as Members by a two-thirds majority of the Commission's Membership.

Number of Members 16
List of Members
  • Bahrain
  • Djibouti
  • Egypt
  • Eritrea
  • Ethiopia
  • Iraq
  • Jordan
  • Kuwait
  • Lebanon
  • Oman
  • Qatar
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Sudan
  • Syrian Arab Republic
  • United Arab Emirates
  • Yemen
Languages Arabic and English
Document symbol AGP:CRC
Contact information/email

Mamoon.AlAlawi@fao.org

Web site

Commission for Controlling the Desert Locust in the Central Region

First Session February 1969
Pattern of sessions 1969, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1974, 1975, 1976, 1977, 1978, 1979, 1980, 1981, 1983, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1996, 1998, 2002, 2004, 2006, 2008, 2010 and 2012