Report of the Conference of FAO
Twenty-second Session
Rome, 5-23 November 1983

Table of Contents

I. COUNCIL (until 31 December 1984)

II. COUNCIL (as from 1 January 1985)

III. Introduction

A. Thirteenth McDougall memorial lecture
B. Presentation of the B.R. Sen Awards for 1982 and 1983
C. Presentation of the A.H. Boerma Award for 1982-83
D. Tribute to the memory of Arrhenius F. Machado de Freitas
E. In memoriam

IV. Procedure of the session

A. Election of 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

E. Admission of observers

Applicants for membership
Liberation movements
Sovereign order of Malta
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

State of food and agriculture
Progress in implementation of the plan of action to strengthen world food security - re-appraisal of concepts and approaches

C. International Agricultural Adjustment

Fourth monitoring report
Revision and up-dating of guidelines

D. Land, food and population
E. Progress report on WCARRD programme of action
F. Progress report on world food day activities

VI. Activities and programmes of the organization

A. Programme of work and budget 1984-85 and medium-term objectives

Format and presentation
Strategies, priorities and objectives
Level of the budget
General policy and direction
Major programme 2.1: Agriculture
Programme 2.1.1: Natural resources
Programme 2.1.2: Crops
Programme 2.1.3: Livestock
Programme 2.1.4: Research and technology development
Programme 2.1.5: Rural development
Programme 2.1.6: Nutrition
Programme 2.1.7: Food and agricultural information and analysis
Programme 2.1.8: Food and agricultural policy
Major programme 2.2: Fisheries
Major programme 2.3: Forestry
Development support programmes
Technical cooperation programme
Support and common services
Budgetary appropriations

B. Review of the regular programme 1982-83
C. Review of field programmes 1982-83
D. United nations/FAO world food programme

Twentieth anniversary of the UN/FAO world food programme

E. Plant genetic resources (follow-up of conference resolution 6/81)
F. Relations and consultations with international organizations

Recent developments in the united nations system of interest to FAO
Relations with intergovernmental and international non-governmental organizations

VII. Constitutional and administrative matters

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

Change in title of the region from "Latin America" to "Latin America and the Caribbean", and similar changes in the title of the regional conference and the regional office
Amendment to rule XXXIX-3 of the general rules of the organization

C. Audited accounts
D. Scale of contributions 1984-85
E. Other administrative and financial matters

Headquarters accommodation
Immunities of the organization
Status of contributions
Amendment to the financial regulations (external audit certificates)

VIII. Appointments and elections

A. Applications for membership in the organization
B. Election of council members
C. Appointments

Appointment of the independent Chairman of the council
Appointment of member governments' representatives to the staff pension committee

IX. Other matters - Date and place of the twenty-third 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. Statement showing the computation of contributions for 1984 and 1985
F. Scale of contributions 1984-85 (1982-83 Scale shown for comparative purposes)
G. Immunities of the organization
H. Contribution positions of member nations