The FAO has held three regional workshops on forests to develop recommendations to be submitted to the FAO/COFO and the CSD. The Latin America and Caribbean meeting was held in Santiago, Chile, in late 1994. The Asia-Pacific meeting was held in Bangkok, from 16-19 January 1995. The African meeting was held in Accra, Ghana, from 23-25 January 1995. The meetings were attended by regional experts and addressed the regional implications of Agenda 21 and the Forest Principles on sustainable forest management.
The FAO also held a Special Meeting of Bureaus of Regional Forestry Commissions in preparation for the 12th session of the Committee on Forestry (COFO), which was held in Rome from 19-21 September 1994. A high-level panel of External Experts in Forestry was held in Rome from 19-21 October 1994, which addressed the revitalization of FAO's normative activities and in particular in connection with the role of FAO's Forestry Department in the post-UNCED period.