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Forests Policy & Practice

Tenth Session of the UN Forum on Forests (UNFF10)

8-19 April 2013 | Istanbul, Turkey
 
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Daily highlights (click on the following links to see our daily web pages)
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Highlights for Friday, 19 and
Saturday, 20 April 2013
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UNFF10

2:51am UNFF11 is suspended

2:46am
Plenary UNFF10 is gaveled to a close and UNFF11 opens

1:53am Resolution on Emerging Issues and MoI for SFM adopted by acclamation by the UNFF10 plenary.

1:46am
Resolution on Agenda Items 3, 4, 5 and 8 adopted by acclamation by the UNFF10 plenary.

1:36am
UNFF10 Plenary convenes.

12:40am
Copies of the draft resolutions circulated within the plenary hall. Plenary has yet to convene.

12:00am
Plenary may convene soon at UNFF10.

10:47pm
Closed door meetings continue at UNFF10 to reconcile language between the WGs texts.

9:47pm
Closed door meetings continue at UNFF10 to reconcile language between the WGs texts.

8:00pm
UNFF10 Bureau meeting underway to address unresolved issues.

The tenth session of the UN Forum on Forests (UNFF10) entered its final day on Friday, 19 April. Throughout the day contact groups convened under Working Group (WG) I and WGII to resolve outstanding issues, particularly on forests and economic development (WGI), and means of implementation (MOI) for sustainable forest management (SFM) and emerging issues (WGII). As of 6:00pm WGI and WGII have not reconvened.

WGI reconvened at 6:00pm to discuss the outcomes of the contact group and further discuss unresolved issues, WGI adjourned at 6:15pm, pending agreed text in WGII on emerging issues and further consultations in the contact group.

Mario Ruales Carranza, Ecuador, UNFF10 Chair, gaveled the meeting to a close at 2:46am.
 
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L-R: Mahir Küçük, Deputy Under-Secretrary-General, Ministry of Forestry and Water Affairs, Turkey, and Jan McAlpine, UNFF Director, at the close of UNFF10.
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Jan McAlpine, UNFF Director
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Mahir Küçük, Deputy Under-Secretrary-General, Ministry of Forests and Water Affairs, Turkey
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Samuela Lagataki, Fiji, for G-77/China
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Charles Barber, US
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WG II Co-Chair Srećko Juričić, Croatia
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Saiful Azam Martinus Abdullah, Rapporteur, Malaysia
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WGI Co-Chair Anna Masinja, Zambia
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Noel Holleran, Ireland, for the EU
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Mario Ruales Carranza, Ecuador, UNFF10 Chair (center), consulting with the UNFF Secretariat
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Mario Ruales Carranza, Ecuador, UNFF10 Chair, conferring with Ivonne Higuero, UNFF Secretariat
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Working Group II (WGII)
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WGII in informal consultations on a possible global forest fund.
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Delegates from WGII reviewing text
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Working Group I (WGI)
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Christoph Dürr, Switzerland, reported on the informal group
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L-R: WGI Co-Chairs Shuli Davidovich, Israel, and Anna Masinja, Zambia, briefly reconvened WGI.
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Photos from the lowering of the Turkish and UN flags at UNFF10
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Related Links
UNFF resources

*UNFF10 website

*UNFF10 provisional agenda

*UNFF10 official documents

*UNFF10 provisional organization of work

*UNFF10 Bureau minutes

*Concept note for the ministerial round on forests and economic development

*Concept note for the ministerial roundtable on the Rio+20 outcome and Post-2015 UN Development Agenda

*UNFF10 Voluntary Reports

*UNFF10 side events


IISD RS resources

*IISD RS coverage of the Resumed Third Session of the Intergovernmental Negotiating Committee for a Legally-Binding Agreement on Forests in Europe (INC-Forests3), 3-5 April 2013, Saint Petersburg, Russian Federation

*IISD RS coverage of INC-Forests3, 28 January - 1 February 2013, Antalya, Turkey

*IISD RS summary report of INC-Forests2, 3-7 September 2012, Bonn, Germany (HTML - PDF)

*IISD RS coverage of the Forty-seventh Session of the International Tropical Timber Council (ITTC-47) and Associated Sessions of the Committees, 14-19 November 2011, Antigua Guatemala

IISD RS coverage of UNFF9, 24 January – 4 February 2011, UN Headquarters, New York, United States of America

*IISD RS coverage of ITTC-46 and Associated Sessions of the Committees, 13-18 December 2010, Yokohama, Japan

*IISD RS coverage of Twentieth Session of the Committee on Forestry of the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), 4-8 October 2010, FAO Headquarters, Rome, Italy

IISD RS coverage of UNFF8, 20 April - 1 May 2009, UN Headquarters, New York, United States of America

IISD RS coverage of UNFF7, 16-27 April 2007 , UN Headquarters, New York, United States of America

*Earth Negotiations Bulletin (ENB) coverage of forests negotiations

*ISD RS forests webpage

*Forests-L - A news and announcement list on forest policy issues

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

*Linkages Update - Bi-weekly international environment and sustainable development
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