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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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Highlights for Tuesday, 9 April 2013
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UNFF10
UNFF10 continued on Tuesday, 9 April. In the morning, participants convened in two roundtables on forests and economic development and the Rio+20 outcome, the post-2015 development agenda and IAF. Delegates then convened in plenary for a high-level interactive dialogue with the heads of the member organizations of the CPF, followed by the resumption of the Ministerial Segment, which continued throughout the afternoon. A number of side events also took place during lunch, including on: forests and economic development; preview of a new global forest monitoring partnership; opportunities for forests in a green economy; forests and landscape restoration, and SFM for multiple benefits.
View of the Blue Mosque, Istanbul, Turkey at dusk. Photo by Franz Dejon
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Roundtable 1: Forests and Economic Development
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L-R: Mahendra Joshi, UNFF Secretariat; Arvids Ozols, Deputy State Secretary, Ministry of Agriculture, Latvia; H.E. Veysel Eroğlu, Co-Chair of the Ministerial Segment and Minister of Forestry and Water Affairs, Turkey; H.E. Alhaji Inusah Fuseini, Minister of Lands and Natural Resources, Ghana

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Uma Lele, former World Bank Senior Advisor
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H.E. Veysel Eroğlu, Co-Chair of the Ministerial Segment and Minister of Forestry and Water Affairs, Turkey, delivered roundtable closing remarks
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Uma Lele, former World Bank Senior Advisor, delivering her keynote address
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Hon. Khotso Matla, Minister of Forestry and Land Reclamation, Lesotho
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Marilyn Headley, Chief Conservator of Forests, Jamaica Forestry Department, Jamaica
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Roundtable 2: Rio+20 outcome, post-2015 UN development agenda and international
arrangement on forests
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View of the roundtable session
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Wu Hongbo, UN Under-Secretary-General for Economic and Social Affairs
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Mario Ruales Carranza, Ecuador, UNFF10 Chair and Co-Chair of the Ministerial Segment
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L-R: Hossein Moeini-Meybodi, UNFF Secretariat; Wu Hongbo, UN Under-Secretary-General for Economic and Social Affairs; Jean-Pierre Thébault, Ambassador for the Environment, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, France; Mario Ruales Carranza, Ecuador, UNFF10 Chair and Co-Chair of Ministerial Segment; H.E. Luiz Alberto Figueiredo Machado, Under-Secretary-General for the Environment, Energy, Science, and Technology, Ministry of External Relations, Brazil; Sangeeta Sharma, UNFF Secretariat
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Ismail Harun, Forest Research Institute Malaysia, Malaysia
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Fabiana Loguzzo, Director of Environmental Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Culture, Argentina
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Gerhard Mannsberger, Director-General, Forestry Department, Federal Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, Environment and Water Management, Austria
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Hadi Pasaribu, Senior Advisor on Economy and International Trade, Ministry of Forestry, Indonesia
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H.E. Keri-Ann Jones, US Assistant Secretary of State for Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs
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H.E. Henri Djombo, Minister of Economy, Forestry, and Sustainable Development, Republic of Congo
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Delegates from Thailand
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High-level interactive dialogue with the Collaborative Partnership on Forests
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Jan McAlpine, UNFF Director, moderated the session
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L-R: Niels Elers Koch, President, International Union of Forest Research Organizations (IUFRO); Stewart Maginnis, Global Director, Nature-based Solutions Group, IUCN; Emmanuel Ze Meka, Executive Director, International Tropical Timber Organization (ITTO); and Tony Simons, Director-General, World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF)
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L-R: Peter Holmgren, Director-General, Center for International Forestry Research; Naoko Ishii, CEO and Chair, Global Environment Facility (GEF); Braulio Ferreira de Souza Dias, Executive Secretary, Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD); and Eduardo Rojas-Briales, Assistant Director-General, FAO
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L-R: Jan McAlpine, UNFF Director; Tim Christophersen, Senior Programme Officer, UN Environment Programme (UNEP); Peter Dewees, Forest Advisor, Sustainabe Development Network, World Bank; and Mansour N'Diaye, UN Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD)
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Tim Christophersen, Senior Programme Officer, UNEP, supported the need to develop a strong business case on the value of forests.
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GEF CEO and Chair Naoko Ishii announced today that support for forest management programmes has reached half a billion US dollars during GEF-5.
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Tony Simons, Director-General, ICRAF, reported on the ICRAF/FAO publication “Advancing Agroforestry on the Policy Agenda” aimed at guiding optimization of agroforestry’s contribution to national development.
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Jan McAlpine, UNFF Director, in a conversation with Naoko Ishii, CEO and Chair, Global Environment Facility (GEF)
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Statements from the Ministerial Segment
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L-R: Mario Ruales Carranza, Ecuador, UNFF10 Chair and Co-Chair of the Ministerial Segment, with Jennifer de Laurentis, UNFF Secretary
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Keiji Fukuda, Consul-General, Consulate General of Japan in Istanbul
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H.E. Jenipher Chilunga Ndaferankhande, Minister of Environment and Climate Change Management, Malawi
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H.E. Fouad Mohadji, Vice President in charge of Production, Environment, Energy, Industry and Craft, Comoros
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Delegates from the GEF, headed by Naoko Ishii, GEF CEO and Chair (center)
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Delegates from Israel
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Delegates from India
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Delegates from Libya
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Wu Hongbo, UN Under-Secretary-General for Economic and Social Affairs, delivering his closing remarks
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Mario Ruales Carranza, Ecuador, UNFF10 Chair and Co-Chair of the Ministerial Segment
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Wu Hongbo, UN Under-Secretary-General for Economic and Social Affairs
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H.E. Veysel Eroğlu, Co-Chair of the Ministerial Segment and Minister of Forestry and Water Affairs, Turkey
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L-R: Jan McAlpine, UNFF Director; Wu Hongbo, UN Under-Secretary-General for Economic and Social Affair; and H.E. Veysel Eroğlu, Co-Chair of the Ministerial Segment and Minister of Forestry and Water Affairs, Turkey at the conclusion of the Ministerial Segment
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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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