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Forty-seventh Session of the International Tropical Timber Council (ITTC-47) and Associated Sessions of the Committees

14-19 November 2011 | Antigua Guatemala


Summary of the Meeting

DAILY WEB COVERAGE


Chair Bilé Joachim Allogho bringing the 47th Session of ITTC to a close at 1:27 pm.

ITTC-47

On Saturday, the Forty-seventh session of the International Tropical Timber Council (ITTC) concluded its discussions in Antigua, Guatemala. In the morning, Producer and Consumer groups met in separate caucus meetings, followed by a brief meeting of the Committee on Finance and Administration (CFA). The CFA adopted its report, having come to a tentative agreement on the revised draft administrative budget for 2012 late on Friday night, with an increase of 3.95% over the budget for 2011.

In the afternoon, the Council convened to adopt three decisions, including on: the approval of projects, pre-projects and activities; the ITTO Biennial Work Programme for 2012-13, and the ITTO Action Plan. The Producer group nominated Makoto Ozawa (Japan) as the Council Chair, and the Consumer group nominated Jose Trinidad Suazo Bulnes (Honduras) as Vice-Chair for 2012. Both were approved by acclamation. After brief closing statements, Chair Bilé gaveled the meeting to a close at 1:27 pm.

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Daily Highlights (click on the following links to see our daily web pages)

Saturday, 19 November 2011

Bilé Joachim Allogho tapping the gavel
Pearl Jules, Suriname
Closing Council Session Panel

Ellen Shaw, US
Antoine Ndongou, Gabon
Victor Lopez Illescas, Ut'Z Che
Julio Baldomero, The Agro-forestry Coordinating Association of Indigenous Peoples and Farmers of Central America (ACICAFOC)

Mario Rafael Rodriguez Palma, Guatemala;
Josué Morales, Instituto Nacional de Bosques (INAB);
Ogden Antonio Rodas Camas, Guatemala
Moses Wogben, Liberia

Friday, 18 November, 2011

(L-R): Floriano Pastore, ITTO Secretariat; Hwan Ok Ma, ITTO Secretariat; Manako Hanawa, ITTO Secretariat; Alicia Grimes, US; Abdul Rahman Abdul Rahim, Malaysia; Eduardo Mansur, ITTO Secretariat; Celestine Ntsame-Okwo, ITTO Secretariat

Ellen Shaw, US
Anne Schick, Switzerland
Dennis Bebego, Papua New Guinea
Jon Heikki Aas, Norway

Thursday, 17 November, 2011

Collins Ahadome, Master of Ceremonies, ITTO Secretariat
Bilé Joachim Allogho, Gabon
Juan Carlos Campollo Sarti, Vice Minister from the Ministry of Agriculture
Enzo Barattini, European Commission

Mohamad Sanuri Sahahid, Malaysia
Carolina Costellini, Brazil
Edward Goberdhan, Guyana

Roger Kouadio Yao, Côte d'Ivoire
Paul Chai, ITTO Project Leader in Sarawak, Malaysia
Floriano Pastore, ITTO Secretariat
Josefina Takahashi, PERUBAMBÚ

Wednesday, 16 November, 2011

Li Qiang, ITTO Secretariat; Rob Busink, Ministry of Economic Affairs, Agriculture and Innovation, The Netherlands; Amha Bin Buang, ITTO Secretariat
James Gasana, Vice-Chair; Ramon Carrillo, ITTO Secretariat

Victoire Eheth Nee Ongmanong and Bruno Mfou'ou Mfou'ou, Cameroon
Ruth Turia and Lyall Umbo, Papua New Guinea

Ramkrishna Somaiya, Timber Importers Association of India
Alhassan Attah, Forestry Commission of Ghana

Tuesday, 15 November, 2011

James Gasana, Vice-Chair, Switzerland
Eudeline Malet Pekam, Expert Panel Chair, France
Neria Andin, the Philippines
Edward Goberdhan, Guyana

Manako Hanawa, ITTO Secretariat
Augusta Molnar, Rights and Resources Initiative
Alicia Grimes, US

Moses Wogben, Liberia
Kwame Asumadu, ITTO Consultant
Florence Pascua Soriano, ITTO Consultant
Valeria Rigueira, Brazil

Monday, 14 November, 2011

Opening Dais (L-R): Haroldo Gracias, Master of Ceremonies, Guatemala; Josué Morales, Instituto Nacional de Bosques (INAB); Juan Alphonso de León, Minister of Agriculture, Livestock, and Food, Guatemala; Bilé Joachim Allogho, Vice-Chair; Emmanuel Ze Meka, Executive Director, ITTO; Christian Magnagna, Minister of Forests and Water, Gabon; Collins Ahadome, ITTO Secretariat

Steven Johnson, ITTO Secretariat
Carmenza Robledo, Helvetas Swiss Intercooperation
Milena Sosa Schmidt, Secretariat of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES)

Atsushi Suginaka, Japan
Makoto Ozawa, Japan
Agus Sarsito, Indonesia
Samuel Ebia Ndongo, Cameroon

Around the Conference

Cecile Ndjebet, RRI; Delphine Apouo Epouse Ahoussi Logbochi, Malebi
Right wing of the delegates room
...and the left wing of the delegates room

Suchat Kalyawongsa, Thailand and Kanako Ishii, ITTO Secretariat having some Antigua Café
The Arch of Santa Catharina


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Related Links

IISD Meeting Coverage
*Summary of the Meeting
*Highlights on Saturday, 19 November, 2011
*Highlights on Friday, 18 November, 2011
*Highlights on Thursday, 17 November, 2011
*Highlights on Wednesday, 16 November, 2011
*Highlights on Tuesday, 15 November, 2011
*Highlights on Monday, 14 November, 2011

ITTO resources
*ITTC-47 website
*ITTC-47 general information and supporting documents
*Provisional schedule of meetings
*Report of the 46th ITTC session

General resources
*The Collaborative Partnership on Forests
*The Convention on Biological Diversity: Programme on Forests
*UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) Platform on Reducing Emissions from Deforestation in Developing Countries
*UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) Forestry
*UN Forum on Forests
*International Union of Forest Research Organizations Expert Panel Report on the International Forest Regime

IISD RS resources
*IISD RS coverage of the Ninth Session of the UN Forum on Forests (UNFF9), 24 January - 4 February 2011, UN Headquarters, New York, United States of America
*IISD RS coverage of the Forty-sixth Session of the International Tropical Timber Council (ITTC-46) and Associated Sessions of the Committees, 13-18 December 2010, Yokohama, Japan
*IISD RS coverage of the Cancún Climate Change Conference, 29 November - 10 December 2010, Cancún, 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 the Forty-fifth Session of the International Tropical Timber Council (ITTC-45) and Associated Sessions of the Committees, 9-14 November 2009, Yokohama, Japan
*IISD RS coverage of the 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 the Forty-fourth Session of the International Tropical Timber Council (ITTC) and Associated Sessions of the Committees, 3-8 November 2008, Yokohama, Japan
*IISD RS coverage of the Forty-third Session of the International Tropical Timber Council (ITTC) and Associated Sessions of the Committees, 5-10 November 2007, Yokohama, Japan
*IISD RS archive of forest-related meetings
*Global forest policy backgrounder
*Forests-L - A mailing list for news on forest policy
*Climate Change Policy & Practice - A Knowledgebase of UN and Intergovernmental Activities Addressing Global Climate Change Policy
*Biodiversity Policy & Practice - A Knowledgebase of UN and Intergovernmental Activities Addressing International Biodiversity Policy
*Sustainable Development Policy & Practice - A Knowledgebase of International Activities Preparing for the UN Conference on Sustainable Development
*SIDS Policy and Practice - A Knowledgebase on the Sustainable Development of Small Island Developing States
*Linkages Update - Bi-weekly international environment and sustainable development news
*African Regional Coverage
*Latin America and Caribbean Regional Coverage
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