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Forty-sixth Session of the International Tropical Timber Council (ITTC-46) and Associated Sessions of the Committees

13-18 December 2010 | Yokohama, Japan

ITTO

Evening Procurement Contact Group
On Friday, the Forty-sixth session of the International Tropical Timber Council (ITTC) entered its fifth day of discussion in Yokohama, Japan. In the morning, the Committee on Reforestation and Forest Management reviewed, amended and submitted its draft report to the Council. In the afternoon, the Council discussed the Fellowship Programme and the ITTO Annual Report for 2009.

The Committee on Finance and Administration examined the second revision of the administrative budget for 2011 proposed by the Secretariat, discussed extending the tenure of Assistant Director Hasan, conducted a review of the work of the ITTO secretariat, took note of the Illustrative Budget for Operation under the ITTA, 2006, elected officers for 2011, and reviewed its draft report. The Committee on Economic Information and Market Intelligence and the Committee on Forest Industry elected vice-chairs for 2011, drafted a proposal for an ITTO activity on timber procurement policies and their legality requirements through work within the Committee and two separate contact groups, and reviewed, amended and submitted its draft report to the Council.

Above: A second CEM-CFI contact group worked into the evening on the issue of the requirements and legality of public procurement policies.

Daily web coverage (click on the following links to see our daily web pages)
13 Dec. - 14 Dec. - 15 Dec. - 16 Dec. - 17 Dec. - 18 Dec.
Council Session
Council Session Dais

The dais during Council session. L-R: Joachim Bilé Allogho, ITTC-46 Vice-Chair; Daniel Birchmeier, ITTC-46 Chair; Emmanuel Ze Meka, ITTO Executive Director; E. Collins Ahadome, ITTO Secretariat; Mahboob Hasan, ITTO Secretariat.

Committees
CEM-CFI Dais

The dais during the Committee on Economic Information and Market Intelligence and the Committee on Forest Industry. L-R: Jani Holopainen, ITTO Secretariat; Amha Bin Buang, ITTO Secretariat; Carla Boonstra, CEM Chair; Kug-Bo Shim, CFI Chair; Samuel Ebia Ndongo, CFI Vice-Chair; Tetra Yanuariadi, ITTO Secretariat; Ramon Carrillo, ITTO Secretariat.

CFA Dais

The dais during the Committee on Finance and Administration. L-R: Mahboob Hasan, ITTO Secretariat; Charas Mayura, ITTO Secretariat; David Brooks, Chair; Agus Sarsito, Vice-Chair; Atsushi Suginaka, incoming Vice-Chair; E. Collins Ahadome, ITTO Secretariat.

CRF Dais

The dais during the Committee on Reforestation and Forest Management. L-R: Hwan Ok Ma, ITTO Secretariat; Eduardo Mansur, ITTO Secretariat; Tabi Agyarko, CRF Chair; Patrick Hardcastle, CRF Vice-Chair; Floriano Pastore, ITTO Secretariat; John Leigh, ITTO Secretariat; Celestine Ntsame-Okwo, ITTO Secretariat; Polycarpe Masupa-Kambale, ITTO Secretariat.

Side Event
Lunchtime side event

At lunchtime, the Civil Society Advisory Group organized a side event, titled "Gender and Community-based Forest Management: Forest Tenure and Enterprise Linkages."

Working, Drafting and Contact Groups and Panels
Morning Procurement Contact Group
CEM-CFI morning Contact Group on guidelines for public procurement policies.
Bali Partnership Fund panel
Panel on Sub-Account B of Bali Partnership Fund.
US participants conferred
Participants from the US conferred in the evening.
Chair's Drafting Group
The Chairperson's Open-Ended Drafting Group met in the evening.
Around ITTC
Indo-TLAS Display
Display for Indo-TLAS, the Indonesian Timber Legality Assurance System.
Document Room
The conference document room.
Mahboob Hasan, Charas Mayura, and Emmanuel Ze Meka
Mahboob Hasan, ITTO Secretariat, Charas Mayura, ITTO Secretariat, and Emmanuel Ze Meka, ITTO Executive Director, conferred between sessions.
Landmark Tower view.
A view down the street to the Landmark Tower.
CFA Chair Brooks and Delegates
David Brooks, Committee for Finance and Administration Chair, conferred with delegates before a session.
Ramon Carillo, Jerilyn levi, Jani Holopainen and Amha Bin Buang
Ramon Carrillo, ITTO Secretariat, Jerilyn Levi, US, Jani Holopainen, ITTO Secretariat, and Amha Bin Buang, ITTO Secretariat, chatted during a break.
Vending machines
Yokohama's ever-present vending machines offered delegates a variety of beverages.
Late Afternoon

Pacifico Yokohama and surroundings in late afternoon.

Rinko Park sculpture
Rinko Park sculpture
Related Links
ITTO resources
*ITTC-46 website
*ITTC-46 provisional programme of meetings and activities
*ITTC-45 report
*ITTO 2009 Annual Report

IISD RS resources
*IISD RS coverage of the Canc�n Climate Change Conference, 29 November - 10 December 2010, Canc�n, Mexico
*IISD RS coverage of the Twentieth Session of the Committee on Forestry (COFO 2010) of the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), 4-8 October 2010, FAO Headquarters, Rome, Italy
*IISD RS coverage of ITTC-45 and Associated Sessions of the Committees, 9-14 November 2009, Yokohama, Japan
*IISD RS coverage of Eighth Session of the UN Forum on Forests, 20 April - 1 May 2009, UN Headquarters, New York, United States of America
*IISD RS coverage of ITTC-44 and Associated Sessions of the Committees, 3-8 November 2008, Yokohama, Japan
*IISD RS coverage of ITTC-43 and Associated Sessions of the Committees, 5-10 November 2007, Yokohama, Japan
*IISD RS Forests, Desertification and Land web page
*IISD RS Introduction to Forests Processes
*Forests-L - A mailing list for news on forest policy
*Linkages Update - Bi-weekly international environment and sustainable development news
*MEA Bulletin - Newsletter on key MEAs and their secretariats
*SIDS Policy and Practice - A Knowledgebase on the Sustainable Development of Small Island Developing States
*Biodiversity Policy & Practice - A Knowledgebase of UN and Intergovernmental Activities Addressing International Biodiversity Policy
*Climate-L.org - News and information on the actions of international organizations in responding to the problem of global climate change
*African Regional Coverage
*Latin America and Caribbean Regional Coverage
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