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Ninth Session of the UN Forum on Forests (UNFF9)

24 January - 4 February 2011 | UN Headquarters, New York, United States of America
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Highlights for Wednesday, 26 January 2011
UNFF9
On Wednesday morning, 26 January, Jan McAlpine, Director, UNFF, introduced a Secretariat’s note on the multi-stakeholder dialogue, and three discussion papers prepared by Major Groups on the three sub-themes of UNFF9, namely: community-based forest management; forests and culture; and social development and indigenous and other forest-dependent communities, including forests land tenure. Director McAlpine commended Major Groups for their work in preparing joint discussion papers on each theme, which she said was unprecedented. Major Groups representatives then summarized and presented recommendations contained in the discussion papers.

In the afternoon, delegates met in two working groups to address, respectively, UNFF9’s main theme, “Forests for People, Livelihoods and Poverty Eradication,” and means of implementation. Working Group I heard presentations on the country and Major Group-led initiatives held in Guilin, China, Oaxaca, Mexico and Accra, Ghana. Delegates also shared their national experiences on forests for people, and discussed the proposed Forum’s recommendations to member states, Collaborative Partnership on Forests (CPF) members and the UNFF Secretariat for addressing key challenges of forests contributing to poverty alleviation and human well-being. Working Group II addressed the assessment of the implementation of the forest instrument. Delegates discussed national experiences to implement the forest instrument and proposals to enhance the format of reports, as well as different means to facilitate the submission of member states’ reports to UNFF.
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Major Groups during the Multi-Stakeholder Dialogue
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Meeting resources
*UNFF9 website
*UNFF9 provisional agenda
*UNFF9 official documents
*UNFF9 provisional organization of work
*UNFF9 informational note
*UNFF9 Bureau minutes
*UNFF9 side events
*Key forest related events in 2011

IISD RS resources
IISD RS coverage of the Forty-sixth Session of the International Tropical Timber Council (ITTC-46) and Associated Sessions of the Committees, 13-18 December 2010, Yokohama, Japan
*IISD RS coverage of the Twentieth Session of the Committee on Forestry (COFO 2010) 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
*IISD RS forests, desertification and land web page
*IISD RS introduction to forests processes
*Forests-L - A mailing list for news on forest policy
*Sustainable Development Policy & Practice - A Knowledgebase of International Activities Preparing for the UN Conference on Sustainable Development
*SIDS Policy and Practice - A Knowledgebase on the Sustainable Development of Small Island Developing States
*Biodiversity Policy & Practice - A Knowledgebase of UN and Intergovernmental Activities Addressing International Biodiversity Policy
*Climate Change Policy & Practice - A Knowledgebase of UN and Intergovernmental Activities Addressing Global Climate Change Policy
*Linkages Update - Bi-weekly international environment and sustainable development news
*MEA Bulletin - Newsletter on key MEAs and their secretariats
*African Regional Coverage
*Latin America and Caribbean Regional Coverage
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