AMENDMENTS TO THE RULES OF PROCEDURE OF THE GENERALDIRECTORATE
REGARDING THE CATEGORY OF ASSOCIATE PERSONNEL
By Resolution IICA/CE/Res.369(XXII-O/02), the Executive Committee, at its Twenty-second Regular Meeting instructed the Director General to propose amendments to the Rules of Procedure of the GeneralDirectorate for creating the category of associate expert as a vehicle for obtaining sufficient technical expertise to carry out IICA’s mandates, and to incorporate the principle of gender equity.
That pursuant to Article 3(o) of its Rules, the Executive Committee may amend the Rules of Procedure of the GeneralDirectorate and implement amendments ad referendum the Inter-American Board of Agriculture (IABA), and that in accordance with Article 3(h) of its Rules, the Executive Committee may amend the Financial Rules, provided the amendments are consistent with the RPGD and the program budget resolution in force,
I. RULES OF PROCEDURE OF THE GENERALDIRECTORATE
Article 88. The following funds are administered by the Institute and classified according to their source and purpose:
h. THE MISCELLANEOUS INCOME FUND – Consisting of miscellaneous income, as defined in the Financial Rules, derived from the outstanding balance of miscellaneous income deposited in the General Subfund of the Regular Fund each fiscal year and which is not obligated under the Program Budget by the end of the fiscal year in which it was received. The Director General is authorized to program and use this fund to address the immediate financial needs of the Institute, and the Director General shall report to the Executive Committee on its use at its annual regular meeting.
1. A NEW INSTITUTIONAL STRUCTURE
In order to achieve greater coordination, integration of actions and efficiency in operations, the new Administration proposed a new structure for the GeneralDirectorate, which is the executive organ of the Institute. The proposed structure is based on an integrated management framework recommended by the Special Advisory Committee on Management Issues (Appendix 1).
That the Executive Committee, in Resolution IICA/CE/Res.421(XXIV-O/04), approved provisionally, ad referendum the IABA, the amendment to Article No. 73 of the Rules of Procedure of the GeneralDirectorate to include the additional category: “d. Renewal of infrastructure and equipment,” and recommended to the IABA that this amendment be permanently adopted,
c. GENERAL SERVICES -persons performing tasks for which specific technical training may or may not be necessary, but do not necessarily require a professional degree. They are hired locally to perform support functions or to provide auxiliary services, not subject to lengthy transfers to or assignments at a duty station other than the country in which they were hired. Their labor relations are also covered by all pertinent stipulations of the Institute's Rules of Procedure or regulations that do not contradict these local labor laws. These staff members need not be nationals of the country in which they work. However, they must have the appropriate documentation that allows them to legally work in the country.
This modification to Article 89(a) extends to the Executive Committee the authority to direct the use of miscellaneous income held in the General Subfund of the Regular Fund. It is consistent with the changes in the RPGD and Financial Rules which delegated more authority to the Executive Committee from the IABA for the purpose of allowing the IABA to devote its limited time to broader policy issues consistent with its ministerial functions assigned under the new institutional dimension in 1999.
That pursuant to Article 20 of the Convention, the Director General is the legal representative of the Institute and is also responsible for administering the GeneralDirectorate;
That in accordance with Costa Rican legislation, all general powers of attorney must be recorded in the Public Registry of Costa Rica, the host country of the Institute,
the Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture and Chapter II of the Rules of Procedure of the GeneralDirectorate.
2. To confer this General Power of Attorney pursuant to the general stipulations of the Civil Code of the Republic of Costa Rica, the host country of the Institute, and to Article 1253 of said Code in particular.
1. To grant to the Director General-elect, Dr. Chelston W.D. Brathwaite, General Power of Attorney for a period of four years, beginning January 15, 2002, so that he may faithfully fulfill the responsibilities of Director General conferred upon him under Article 20 of the Convention and Chapter II of the Rules of Procedure of the GeneralDirectorate.
rationalizing preference, even in this extremely general setting. The proof is non constructive, using Zorn’s Lemma.
Almost at the same time, Afriat (1967) developed revealed preference theory in a completely different direction. In the original context of the competitive consumer, he emphasized the operational aspects of the theory. He took as data a finite number of observations, each one consisting of the chosen bundle of goods and the prevailing prices, and proved that, if these data satisfy the SARP, a rationalizing utility can explicitly be constructed by elementary linear programming techniques. Afriat’s method has subsequently been expanded and refined, no- tably by Diewert (1973), Varian (1982) and most recently Fostel, Scarf and Todd (2004). All these contributions deal with the case of linear, competitive budgets, and remain firmly in Afriat’s constructive, finite observations setting.
L’une des principales missions du DLP est de modéliser les 1.000 jeux traditionnels les plus influents au cours de l’histoire, où chacun d’entre eux peuvent avoir de multiples interprétations et nécessitant le test de plusieurs centaines de variantes. Ce n’est pas seulement un défi mathématiques et informatique mais aussi un défi logistique requérant un nouveau type de General Game System. Le DLP traite l’en- semble des jeux anciens de stratégies incluant principale- ment des jeux de plateaux, des jeux de cartes, des jeux de dés, des jeux d’empilement, des jeux de tuiles, etc, pouvant impliquer des éléments non déterministes ou de l’informa- tion incomplète. Notons que le DLP exclut tout jeu de dex- térité, jeu social, sport ou jeu vidéo, etc.
remains an open problem and also raises many questions. Further mathematical developments will be necessary to completely for- malize this theoretical model. So far, we have to proposed a para- digm  that would justify the emergence of such a potential but this approach is still weak and requires further developments, par- ticularly if the model aims, in the long term, at bridging the gap between general relativity and quantum mechanics. This might require reconsidering the whole approach for example in the con- text of models that leads to non-singular black holes like 2D dila- ton or other vacuum theories solvable both classically and quantum mechanically, as developed in [32,33] , but this is beyond the scope of the present paper.
Que el Programa-Presupuesto aprobado para el bienio 2008-2009 incluye un aumento de 3% en los salarios básicos del personal profesional internacional del Instituto, como parte del aumento de 3% en el presupuesto total;
Que en su Vigésima Séptima Reunión Ordinaria el Comité Ejecutivo adoptó la resolución IICA/CE/Res.478(XXVII-O/07), que establece una metodología y asigna la responsabilidad de la implementación del mandato de la Decimotercera Reunión Ordinaria de la JIA de analizar y establecer un sistema para la determinación de la remuneración del Director General;
SEBASTI ´ AN CEA-ECHENIQUE AND JUAN PABLO TORRES-MART´ INEZ
Abstract. We build a general equilibrium model with endogenous borrowing constraints com- patible with credit segmentation. There are personalized trading restrictions connecting prices with both portfolio constraints and consumption possibilities, a setting which has not thoroughly been addressed by the literature. Our approach is general enough to be compatible with incom- plete market economies where there exist wealth-dependent and/or investment-dependent credit access, borrowing constraints precluding bankruptcy, or assets backed by physical collateral.
17. Schiffel, S., Thielscher, M.: Fluxplayer: A successful gen- eral game player. In: AAAI, pp. 1191–1196 (2007)
Jean M´ ehat is 51 years old. He completed his PhD on the control and programming of a massively par- allel computer in 1989. He is asso- ciate professor at the university of Paris 8 and currently doing his re- seach in the domain of General Game Playing.
Most implemented manipulation planners consider that such discrete sets P and G are given as input to the planner. The general framework proposed in  for one robot and several moving objects with discrete grasps and placements was first implemented for two simple robots: a translating polygon  and a 3dof planar manipulator . This framework was extended in [11,12] to multi-arm manipulation planning where several robots cooperate to carry a single movable object amidst obstacles. The planner proposed in  first plans the motions of the movable object using a RPP technique , and then finds the transfer/transit motions of the arms to move the object along the computed path. This heuristic approach led to impressive