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Fiftieth Session of the International Tropical Timber Council (ITTC) and Associated Sessions of the Four Committees

3-8 November 2014 | Yokohama, Japan

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Port of Yokohama, Japan

The fiftieth session of the International Tropical Timber Council (ITTC) entered its second day of discussions today in Yokohama, Japan.

In the morning, a joint Producer and Consumer caucus was held to pose questions to the six candidates for the position of ITTO Executive Director. Delegates then convened in a Joint Committee Session to hear the Report of the Expert Review Panel and discuss ex-post evaluations of several projects.

In the afternoon, delegates met in a Council session to discuss the ITTO Biennial Work Programme and strengthening regional ITTO presence through, inter alia, potentially creating regional offices. Delegates also briefly considered the election of the next ITTO Executive Director, with Brazil officially supporting the candidacy of Eduardo Mansur (Brazil), and committing to paying its arrears. The discussion was postponed to give time for caucus consultations.

Later in the afternoon, the Committee on Reforestation and Forest Management (CRF) and the Committee on Finance and Administration (CFA) met in parallel. The CFA discussed, inter alia: the biennial administrative budget; contributions to the administrative budgets; and a report on mobilizing new funding and partnerships for ITTO. The CRF discussed, inter alia: policy work and the Biennial Work Programme for committees.

The Committee on Economics, Statistics and Markets and the Committee on Forest Industry (CEM-CFI) met in the evening to discuss policy work and new projects and pre-projects.


Joint Comimittee Session of the Council
Panel (L-R): Takeshi Goto, ITTO Secretariat; Vice-Chairperson ITTC-50 Bin Che Yeom Freezailah; Steven Johnson, ITTO Secretariat
Mario Rodriguez, ITTO Consultant
Luca Perez, European Union
Yan Yu, ITTO Consultant
Marc J. Dourojeanni , ITTO Consultant
Luis Carolos Estraviz Rodriguez, ITTO Consultant
Zhou Yongdong, ITTO Consultant
Zhuang Zuofeng, ITTO Consultant
Thierry Bachs, Switzerland

 

Council Session

Gerhard Brehmann, ITTO Secretariat
Pedro Brancante Machado, Brazil
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Emmanuel Ze Meka, ITTO Executive Director
Meredith Stokdiijk, New Zealand
Ngo'o Bitomo Adrian, Cameroon
André Correa Do Lago, Brazil, announced his country's support for the candidacy of Eduardo Mansur (Brazil) for ITTO Executive Director

Committee on Finance and Administration (CFA)
Panel (L-R): R.M. Manohar, ITTO Secretariat; CFA Vice-Chair Gilbert Kaya (Republic of the Congo); CFA Chair Ellen Shaw (U.S.A); E. Collins Ahadome, ITTO Secretariat; Simon Kawaguchi, ITTO Secretariat

E. Collins Ahadome, ITTO Secretariat
R. M. Manohar, ITTO Secretariat
Teguh Rahardja, Indonesia

Adingra Heya Chantal, Côte d'Ivoire

Committee on Reforestation and Forest Management (CRF)

MA Hwan OK, ITTO Secretariat

Takeshi Goto, ITTO Secretariat

CRF Vice-Chair Taivo Denks, Estonia
John Leigh, ITTO Secretariat

Committee on Economics, Statistics and Markets and the Committee on Forest Industry (CEM-CFI)

Panel (L-R): Li Qiang, ITTO Secretariat; CEM Chair Shingi Koto, Japan; CFI Chair Bjorn Merkell, Sweden; Steven Johnson, ITTO Secretariat; Tetra Yanuariadi, ITTO Secretariat
Li Qiang, ITTO Secretariat
CEM Chair Shingi Koto, Japan
John Hontelez, Forest Stewardship Council

Side Events
During lunch a side event was held on the COMIFAC-JICA-ITTO Initiative for Sustainable Forest Management in the Congo Basin

Funding for coverage of these meetings has been provided by ITTO
ITTO



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ITTO Resources

*Documents for the Fiftieth Session of the ITTC

*Annotated Agenda for the fiftieth Session of the ITTC

*Annotated Agenda for the forty-eighth sessions of the Committee on Economics, Statistics and Markets and Committee on Forest Industry

*Annotated Agenda for the forty-eighth session of the Committee on Reforestation and Forest Management

*Annotated Agenda for the twenty-ninth session of the Committee on Finance and Administration

*Provisional Agenda for the Joint session of the Committees

*Report of the forty-ninth Session of the ITTC

*Council Decisions

*ITTO Annual Report - 2013


IISD RS Resources

*IISD RS Coverage of the Forty-seventh Session of the ITTC and Associated Sessions of the Committees, 14-19 November 2011, Antigua Guatemala

*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 ITTC and Associated Sessions of the Committees, 13-18 December 2010, Yokohama, Japan

*IISD RS Coverage of the Forty-fifth Session of the ITTC and Associated Sessions of the Committees, 9-14 November 2009, Yokohama, Japan

*IISD RS coverage of the Forty-fourth Session of the ITTC and Associated Sessions of the Committees, 3-8 November 2008, Yokohama, Japan

*IISD RS coverage of the Forty-third Session of the ITTC and Associated Sessions of the Committees, 5-10 November 2007, Yokohama, Japan

*FORESTS-L - A News and Announcement List on Forest Policy Issues

*Forests Policy & Practice - A Knowledgebase of International Activities Adressing Forests Policy

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