The 12th session of the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) Committee on Forestry (COFO) met at FAO headquarters in Rome from 13-16 March 1995. A meeting of national ministers responsible for forestry followed on 16-17 March 1995. COFO members discussed the role of FAO in forestry, particularly related to sustainable forest management. They considered the development of criteria and indicators for sustainable forest management (SFM), issues of trade and environment, and a possible FAO role in the open-ended ad hoc intergovernmental panel on forests, proposed by the Commission on Sustainable Development (CSD) intersessional meeting. COFO delegates also negotiated the Rome Statement on Forestry, which the ministerial meeting adopted and forwarded to CSD.