In the five-day meeting, the FAO Council took a number of important decisions.
- The terms of reference of the Audit-Committee were updated and brought in line with other UN organizations: The Audit Committee will hitherto report to both the FAO DG and the Finance Committee.
- Council also noted that the practice of regional seat sharing arrangements for the Council was not in contradiction to the Basic Text.
- The new FAO Action plan on Sexual Exploitation and Abuse and Sexual Harassment was discussed.
- Finally, the FAO Council agreed to implement the UN GA resolution 70/244 to raise the mandatory age of separation for staff recruited before 1 January 2014 to 65 years, effective as of 1 July 2019.