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UNFF Eighth Session of the United Nations Forum on Forests
United Nations Headquarters, New York | 20 April - 1 May 2009
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UNFF8 Enters Second Week

On Monday, 27 April, delegates to the eighth meeting of the UN Forum on Forests convened in two working groups at UN headquarters to begin the second week of negotiations on forests in a changing environment and financing sustainable forest management (SFM).

Working Group I addressed a draft resolution on forests in a changing environment, enhanced cooperation and regional and subregional process, completing a first read through of the resolution.

Working Group II completed a first reading of the Co-Chairs' text on financing SFM, including addressing the establishment and functioning of a facilitative process, and taking concrete action on financing SFM. In the afternoon, Working Group II briefly addressed an agenda item on forest law enforcement and governance.

Both working groups will address revised versions of the draft texts on Tuesday.

Above: A warm, sunny spring day in New York, with new leaves on the trees blocking the view of the UN.


Monday, 27 April
Working Group I: Forests in a Changing Environment

WGI Co-Chair Modest Mero, Tanzania.

Tri Tharyat, Indonesia.

Yocasta Valenzuela, Dominican Republic.

Ellen Shaw, United States.

Juan Felipe Rengifo, Colombia.

Wang Xue Hong, China.
Working Group II: Means of Implementation

Catherine Karr-Colque, United States.

Allanah Irvine, New Zealand.

Nadia Osman, Sudan, for the G-77/China.

Toshihisa Kato, Japan, intervening.
Side Events

The Standing Committee on Commonwealth Forestry presented a side event on the 18th Commonwealth Forestry Conference, to be held in Edinburgh, 28 June - 2 July 2010.

The FAO and Argentina presented a side event on the XIII World Forestry Congress, to be held in Buenos Aires in October 2009.

Related Links

United Nations Forum on Forests
UNFF8
UNFF8 Provisional Agenda
Collaborative Partnership on Forests

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