The minutes provide extensive notes on CDC discussions with the CG Chair on a number of issues including the role of Directors General in Mid-Term Meetings. In a meeting with the Executive Secretary, the critical financial situation of the CG and several related issues, including thrusts towards resolving the situation are identified and discussed extensively. Standing Committee reports present detailed activities undertaken and proposed and are presented in the form of annexes to the minutes. Summary decisions on these reports are provided at the end of the minutes. The standing committee reports include PARC, IPR and the agreement with FAO to place base collections of centers under the FAO network, Sustainability and Environment (CSE), Documentation and Information, Priorities and Strategies, sub-Saharan African and the initiative to coordinate and integrate training in SSA.