The Chair introduced the final statement, which had been prepared by the working group, saying that it had been circulated to the regional groups for final additions or corrections. The Brazilian Chair of the working group presented the statement, noting that it represented a long, open-ended negotiating process with a large group. The text represents a solid agreement that benefited from the participation of many ministers. Minister Falloon introduced two last minute changes to the text: a reinforcement of FAO as the taskmanager in the UN system for forests and requested that Falloon personally take this statement to the CSD and High-Level Segment. The Statement was adopted without discussion and the meeting was adjourned.