THE MARINE MAMMAL COMMISSION COMPENDIUM
MULTILATERAL / UNITED NATIONS ORGANIZATIONS
Volume(s) 1-3; pages 1147-1147
Amendments to the Constitution of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, Rome, 1977
Done at Rome 12 November-1 December 1977
Entered into force 29 November 1977
Primary source citation: 29 UST 2868, TIAS 8982
AMENDMENTS TO THE FAO CONSTITUTION ADOPTED BY THE CONFERENCE OF THE ORGANIZATION AT ITS NINETEENTH SESSION (ROME, 12 NOVEMBER - 1 DECEMBER 1977)
Article V Council of the Organization
1. A Council of the Organization consisting of forty-nine Member Nations shall be elected by the Conference. Each Member Nation on the Council shall have one representative and shall have only one vote. Each member of the Council may appoint alternates, associates and advisers to its representative. The Council may determine the conditions for the participation of alternates, associates and advisers in its proceedings, but any such participation shall be without the right to vote, except in the case of an alternate, associate or adviser participating in the place of a representative. No representative may represent more than one member of the Council. The tenure and other conditions of office of the members of the Council shall be subject to rules made by the Conference.
Article VII The Director-General
1. There shall be a Director-General of the Organization who shall be appointed by the Conference for a term of six years. He shall be eligible for re-appointment.
3. Should the office of Director-General become vacant prior to the expiry of his term of office, the Conference shall, either at the next regular session or at a special session convened in accordance with Article III, paragraph 6 of this Constitution, appoint a Director-General in accordance with the provisions of paragraphs 1 and 2 of this Article. However, the duration of the term of office of the Director-General appointed at a special session shall expire at the end of the year of the third regular session of the Conference following the date of his appointment.
Article XXII Authentic texts of the Constitution
The Arabic, Chinese, English, French and Spanish texts of this Constitution shall be equally authoritative.