Term of office relates to the standard three-year periods for which Member States are elected by ECOSOC (□) or FAO Council (●) respectively. Member States may stand down for one or two years within this period, offering their seat to another Member State.
Term of office expiring at the end of
Algeria was elected for the term 2006/2007/2008. Algeria resigned in favor of Sudan for the year 2007 and retrieved the seat effective 1 January 2008 and for the remainder of term (i.e. for 2008).
The rotating seat is occupied by a country of List A for 2000/2001/2002, List B for 2003/2004/2005, List A for 2006/2007/2008, and List C for 2009/2010/2011. After this a new pattern should be agreed among the Member States.
New Zealand was elected for the term 2007/2008/2009. New Zealand resigned in favor of Belgium effective 31 December 2007 and for the remainder of the term (i.e. 2008, 2009).
Switzerland was elected for the term 2006/2007/2008. Switzerland resigned in favor of Finland effective 1 January 2007 and for the remainder of term (i.e. for 2008).
Austria was elected for the term 2006/2007/2008. Austria resigned in favor of Italy effective 1 January 2007 and for the remainder of term (i.e. for 2008).