Objectives: To establish the Commission for Controlling the Desert Locust in the Central Region. Summary of provisions: The Commission is established within the framework of the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO), and its objective is to promote national and international research and action with respect to the control of the desert locust in the Central Region of its distribution area. Members undertake, inter alia, to maintain a regular exchange of information on the current locust situation and the progress of control campaigns within their countries, transmit such information regularly to the FAO Desert Locust Information Service, reduce crop damage by adopting the procedures set out in art. II, and submit to the Commission periodic reports on the action taken to fulfil their obligations. The Commission's functions are joint action and assistance, information and co-ordination, co-operation, and administration (art. IV). Institutional mechanisms: The Commission for Controlling the Desert Locust in the Central Region is established. It is constituted of a Secretariat provided by the Director-General of the FAO (art. VIII), and an Executive Committee (art. IX).