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Thirty-sixth Session of the International Tropical Timber Council and Associated Sessions of the Committees

20-23 July 2004, Interlaken, Switzerland
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Curtain raiser
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Tuesday 20 July
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Wednesday 21 July
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Thursday 22 July
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FRANÇAIS
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Compte rendu Final
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Levée de rideau
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Mardi 20 juillet
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Thursday, 22 July

In the morning delegates participated in the Annual Market discussion. In the afternoon, delegates heard the results of the Civil Society Advisory Group (CSAG) – Trade Advisory Group (TAG) Workshop on illegal logging and associated trade, and addressed forest-related developments in the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change and phased approaches to certification.

CSAG-TAG Workshop Co-Chairs Barney Chan, Malaysian Timber Council, and Andy White, Forest Trends, presented the results of the CSAG-TAG Workshop held from 19-20 July, 2004 in Interlaken.

Annual Market Discussion
CSAG-TAG Workshop Co-Chair Barney Chan, Malaysian Timber Council
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Listen to Ed Pepke, UN Economic Commission for Europe, discussing developments and challenges in the European timber market. [here]

Charas Mayura, Secretariat
Chris Ellis, US
Bin Che Yeom Freezailah, Malaysia

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Listen to Lau Nygaard
Listen to the discussion
(after the presentations)
Jean-Jacques Landrot, IFIA
Lau Nygaard, DLH Nordisk

Jean Jacques Landrot, Interafrican Forest Industries Association (IFIA), noted that ethics could have either a positive or negative effect on African exports to European markets and that implementing forest law enforcement and governance and certification has been difficult.

Lau Nygaard, DLH Nordisk, spoke on the challenges that certification and illegal logging pose for the timber industry.


CSAG-TAG Workshop

CSAG-TAG Workshop participants mutually agreed, inter alia, that: producers and consumers have roles to play in eliminating illegal logging and associated trade; the issue of illegality encompasses a range of issues, such as worker rights, gender and trade, and money laundering; and capacity building is critical and needs to be applied not only to the timber sector, but other sectors as well.

Rudolph Schlepfer (left), CSAG-TAG workshop facilitator, congratulated the joint group on its concrete results and convincing recommendations. He called the report a very important basis for further decision-making within the ITTO to improve understanding about illegal logging and trade.


Chair Jan McAlpine, US
Manoel Sobral Filho, ITTO Executive Director
Eva Mülller, Secretariat
Chair McAlpine highlighted gender equity and transparency in CSAG/TAG.

Manoel Sobral Filho, ITTO Executive Director, proposed, and delegates agreed, that the short-term action items be folded into existing decisions and activities in the Biennial Work Programme.


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Listen to the entire CSAG-TAG discussion (divided into four sections)
Part one (start)
Part four (end)

David Brooks, US
Sheam Satkuru-Granzella, Malaysia
Alain Ngoya-Kessy, Congo

Gilbert Kaya, Congo
Selma Müller, Conference Support staff
Dato Shaharuddin bin Mohamad Ismail, Malaysia

From left: Alhassan Attah (Ghana), Vice-Chair, and Jan McAlpine (US) Chair of ITTC-36 with the representative of Gabon


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Links

ITTO website, with provisional program, documents
for the meeting, and information about the ITTO.
ENB summary from ITTC-35: (HTML, PDF, TEXT).
ENB summary from ITTC-34: (HTML, PDF, TEXT).
ENB summary from ITTC-33: (HTML, PDF, TEXT).
ENB summary from ITTC-32: (HTML, PDF, TEXT).
Linkages forests, desertification and land issues page,
including a brief introduction to global forest policy. 


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