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A/RES/50/8


General Assembly

Distr. GENERAL  
50th session
7 December 1995


Fiftieth session
Agenda item 12

RESOLUTION ADOPTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY
[on the report of the Second Committee (A/50/615)]


50/8. Revision of the General Regulations of the World Food Programme and
reconstitution of the Committee on Food Aid Policies and Programmes as the
Executive Board of the World Food Programme

The General Assembly,

Recalling its resolutions 1714 (XVI) of 19 December 1961, 2095
(XX) of 20 December 1965 and 3404 (XXX) of 28 November 1975,
concerning the establishment and continuation of the United
Nations/Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations World
Food Programme, and its resolution 46/22 of 5 December 1991 on the
revision of the General Regulations of the World Food Programme and
enlargement of the Committee on Food Aid Policies and Programmes of
the World Food Programme,

Recalling also its resolution 48/162 of 20 December 1993, on
further measures for the restructuring and revitalization of the
United Nations in the economic, social and related fields,

Having considered Economic and Social Council decision 1995/227
of 6 June 1995 adopted on the recommendation of the Committee on Food
Aid Policies and Programmes of the World Food Programme concerning the
governance of the Programme, the revision of the General Regulations
of the World Food Programme, and the reconstitution of the Committee
on Food Aid Policies and Programmes as the Executive Board of the
World Food Programme,

1. Decides, subject to the concurrence of the Conference of the
Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, that the
Committee on Food Aid Policies and Programmes shall be reconstituted
as the Executive Board of the World Food Programme, with thirty-six
members elected from among the States Members of the United Nations or
the States members of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the
United Nations, and that the Economic and Social Council and the
Council of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
shall elect eighteen members each, as set forth in paragraph 2 below;

2. Decides also that the members of the Executive Board of the
World Food Programme shall be elected on an interim basis for four
years from among the States included in the lists 1/ set out in the
Basic Texts of the World Food Programme, in accordance with the
following distribution of seats, it being understood that this
allocation of seats creates no precedent for the composition of other
United Nations bodies of a limited membership:

(a) Nine members from the States included in list A, five
members to be elected by the Economic and Social Council and four by
the Council of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United
Nations;

(b) Seven members from the States included in list B, four
members to be elected by the Economic and Social Council and three by
the Council of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United
Nations;

(c) Five members from the States included in list C, two members
to be elected by the Economic and Social Council and three by the
Council of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United
Nations;

(d) Twelve members from the States included in list D, six
members to be elected by the Economic and Social Council and six by
the Council of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United
Nations;

(e) Two members from the States included in list E, one member
to be elected by the Economic and Social Council and one by the
Council of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United
Nations;

(f) One additional member alternating between the States
included in lists B and C, starting with list C, to be elected by the
Council of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United
Nations;

3. Decides further that the above-mentioned distribution of
seats shall be reviewed within two years after the establishment of
the Executive Board with a view to achieving its final outcome in
accordance with paragraphs 25 and 30 and other relevant provisions of
General Assembly resolution 48/162; that the review shall be conducted
in parallel by the Assembly and the Conference of the Food and
Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, taking into account
the relevant inputs of the Economic and Social Council and the Council
of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations; and
that its results shall enter into force on 1 January 2000;

4. Requests the Economic and Social Council, at its resumed
substantive session of 1995, to elect eighteen members of the
Executive Board for a term beginning on 1 January 1996 in accordance
with the following distribution and terms of office:

(a) Five members from the States included in list A, two for a
term of three years, one for a term of two years and two for a term of
one year;

(b) Four members from the States included in list B, one for a
term of three years, two for a term of two years and one for a term
of one year;

(c) Two members from the States included in list C, one for a
term of three years and one for a term of one year;

(d) Six members from the States included in list D, two for a
period of three years, two for a period of two years and two for a
period of one year;

(e) One member from the States included in list E, for a period
of two years;

5. Decides that thereafter all members of the Executive Board
shall be elected for a term of three years and requests the Economic
and Social Council to make such provisions as ensure that the terms of
office of six members elected by each of the two Councils shall expire
in each calendar year;

6. Decides to approve the revised General Regulations of the
World Food Programme contained in annex I of the note by the
Secretary-General on the transformation of the Committee on Food Aid
Policies and Programmes of the World Food Programme into an executive
board, 2/ as endorsed by the Economic and Social Council in its
decision 1995/227 and by the Council of the Food and Agriculture
Organization of the United Nations at its one hundred and eighth
session, on 12 June 1995;

7. Decides, subject to the concurrence of the Conference of the
Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, that the
revised General Regulations shall enter into force on 1 January 1996.

46th plenary meeting
1 November 1995

Notes

1/ Reproduced in E/1995/L.11, annex II.

2/ E/1995/14..


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