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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 Coming Down on the Nightshift

Delegates to the eighth session of the UN Forum on Forests (UNFF8) convened throughout the day and into the night in Working Group I (WGI) and a contact group. WGI continued discussions on the draft resolution on forests in a changing environment. The contact group continued deliberations on the Co-Chairs' draft text on financing for SFM.

Above: Contact Group Chair Tri Tharyat, Indonesia, conferred with the UNFF Secretariat and Bureau.


Thursday, April 30
Working Group I: Forests in a Changing Environment

After a presentation on women and forests in areas of armed conflict from Marie-Ange Lukiana Mufwankolo, Minister for Gender, Family and Children, Democratic Republic of Congo, Working Group I worked all day and into the night, negotiating the draft resolution on forests in a changing environment, enhanced cooperation and regional and subregional inputs.

Minister Marie-Ange Lukiana Mufwankolo, Democratic Republic of Congo.

Baya Bensmail, Algeria, for the African Group.

Ellen Shaw, US.

Jaroslav Kubista, Czech Republic, for the EU.

Nancy Cespedes, Chile.

Yocasta Valenzuela, Dominican Republic.

EU delegates conferred.
Contact Group: Financing for SFM

The contact group on financing for SFM met briefly in the morning, when disagreement on establishing a global forest fund led Chair Tharyat to convene a Friends of the Chair meeting. Proposals emerging from the Friends of the Chair group, as well as other paragraphs in the Co-Chairs' draft text on SFM financing, were discussed in the afternoon and into the night.

JUSCANZ delegates huddled.

EU delegates huddled.

G-77/China delegates huddled.
Side Events

The Alliance of Indigenous and Tribal People in Tropical Forests organized a side event, "REDD: A Mocking Bird's Egg in the wrong nest."

The Republic of Liberia Forestry Development Authority organized a side event on post-war sustainable forestry reform, with emphasis on the LiberFor Chain of Custody System.
Around UNFF8

Delegates from the Dominican Republic, Venezuela and the US worked to reach agreement on wording.

Consultants Zhang Rui and Stephanie Caswell conferred with Catalina Santamaria, UNFF Secretariat.

Yasemin Öztürk, Children and Youth, posed with UNFF Director McAlpine.

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

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