The European Commission on Forestry met in Antalya, Turkey, from 25-28 January 1995. The meeting was attended by representatives of the 19 member countries of the European Commission, four other countries, three NGOs and representatives of FAO and the Economic Commission for Europe. The final report requested that the FAO prepare a forest strategy based on the UNCED Forest Principles, identifying the main global policy issues and possible actions. The report recommended that FAO/COFO prepare proposals for the March FAO ministerial level meeting in the following areas: future arrangements for continued development and possible convergence of criteria and indicators for sustainable forest management at global, regional and national levels; future arrangements for timber certification; the costs of sustainable forest management; a clearer and more efficient means of handling forest issues; and clearer definition of responsibilities of international organizations. Participants also recommended establishing appropriate long-term, internationally-agreed arrangements for dealing with forests in a holistic and balanced manner and considering the need to set up a step-by-step, non-confrontational process to discuss future legally-binding instruments. Other recommendations to FAO/COFO include highlighting the importance of non-wood goods and services, and strengthening the role of Regional Forestry Commissions.