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THIRD SESSION OF THE INTERGOVERNMENTAL
FORUM ON FORESTS

Geneva, 3-14 May 1999
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Final Briefing

DAILY COVERAGE

On the final day of IFF-3, delegates initially met in Plenary and decided to reconvene in Working Group 1 and the contact group on programme elements under Working Group 2. Working Group 1 held a final discussion on the Co-Chairs' report on underlying causes of deforestation and forest degradation. The resolved some issues, but a number of key proposals remained in brackets. The contact group made final changes to the draft texts on valuation, rehabilitation of forests in environmentally critical areas, economic instruments and future supply and demand. The heavily bracketed text on financial resources will be forwarded to IFF-4 for further negotiations. In closing Plenary, delegates adopted draft texts on programme elements to be forwarded to IFF-4 as part of the report of IFF-3. Delegations offered closing remarks and IFF-3 was drawn to a close at 5:40 pm.

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Editor's note: May 13th was a Holiday and no daily was reported
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Photos and RealAudio from Friday, 14 May


Final Plenary
Bill Mankin, Global Forest Policy Project, consults with Co-Chair Ristimäki prior to the meeting of the seventh session of the IFF.

Hosny El-Lakany in discussion with the US delegate, Stephanie Caswell.

Leila Mead, ENB, exchanges views with Osamu Hasiramoto, Assistant-Director, Wood Products Trade Office, Japan.

  Co-Chair llkka Ristimäki comments on the Working Groups
Annie Wong, ENB, chats with Bill Mankin before the Plenary.
Jaime Hurtubia, Principal Environment Officer, IFF Secretariat with Co-Chair Bagher Asadi.
Participants gather for the last session of WG2.
Delegates from the United States Confer.
Final Plenary of IFF - 3.
  Real Audio Closing remarks from the Chair of IFF -3
Ian Fry, ENB, speaks with Jone Draunimasi, Fiji.
Maritza Struyvenberg, IFF Secretariat with the Co-Chairs and Jaime Hurtubia.
Rod Holesgrove, Australia, speaks with Bin Wu and Wenming Lu, China.
Salvador Cabeiro Quintana, Ministry for Foreign Investment and Economic Collaboration, Cuba, makes an intervention.
Hossein Fazlollahi, Director General, Forest & Range Organization, Iran, and fellow colleagues.
US delegate, Jan McAlpine, in discussion with Gary Dolman, Director, State & International Relations Forest Industries Branch, Australia and Don Wijaywardana, Chair, in discussion in the Contact Group on Trade and Environment.
David Harcharik, Deputy Director - General, FAO, in consultation with Co-Chairs Ristimäki and Asadi.
Solidarity, one of the giant murals that adorn the Francisco de Vitoria Council Chamber of the UN Building. Painted by the spanish artist José Maria Sert, they were inaugurated in 1936. The title speaks for itself.
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IISD Introduction to Global Forest Policy
Introduction to the IPF/IFF process

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