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Country-Led Initiative (CLI) in Support of the UN Forum on Forests (UNFF): Forests for People - The Role of National Forest Programmes and the Non-Legally Binding Instrument on All Types of Forests

17-20 November 2009 | Guilin, China

Country-Led Initiative in Support of the UNFF: Forests for People - The Role of National Forest Programmes and the Non-Legally Binding Instrument on All Types of Forests

FAOHighlights from Thursday, 19 November

On Thursday, participants met in a plenary session in the morning to hear conclusions and recommendations from the four working groups. Matthias Schwoerer, Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Consumer Protection, Germany, presented for Working Group 1 on policy, legal and organizational frameworks; Marylin Headley, Forestry Department, Jamaica, presented for Working Group 2 on sustainable production of goods and services; Oppon Sasu, Forestry Commission, Ghana, presented for Working Group 3 on national arrangements to mobilize finance; and Alisher Shukurov, Ministry of Agriculture and Water Resources, Uzbekistan, reported for Working Group 4 on capacity building and participatory approaches. Following the presentations, participants engaged in a discussion on the groups' reports. In the afternoon, while the drafting committee met to prepare the summary report of the meeting to be presented in plenary on Friday, participants took a field trip that showed the natural beauty of the Guilin region.

Plenary IV: Reports from Working Groups
Ingwald Gschwandtl, Director, Forest Policy and Forest Information, Federal Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, Environment and Water Management, Austria (center), chaired the plenary session
Matthias Schwoerer, Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Consumer Protection, Germany, reported on conclusions of Working Group 1 on policy, legal and organizational frameworks
 
 
Marilyn Headley, Forestry Department, Jamaica, reported on the conclusions from Working Group 2 on sustainable production of goods and services
 
     
Oppon Sasu, Forestry Commission, Ghana, reported on the conclusions from Working Group 3 on national arrangements to mobilize financing
 
       

Alisher Shukurov, Ministry of Agriculture and Water Resources, Uzbekistan, reported on conclusions from Working Group 4 on capacity building and participatory approaches

 
   

Modesto Fernandez Diaz-Silveira, Ministry of Science, Technology and Environment, Cuba, intervening during the discussion

Pedro Aurelio Fiorencio Cabral de Andrade, Ministry of External Relations, Brazil, intervening during the plenary session
       
FAO participants
 
 
     
Participants during the morning session
A view of the room during the morning plenary session
Rosalie McConnell, FAO, and Takechi Ishikawa, ITTO
Participants from Zimbabwe, Yemen and Vietnam
       
Photos from the reception hosted by the government of China
Yin Hong, Vice-Minister, State Forestry Administration, China, proposing a toast at a reception dinner hosted by the meeting organizers on Tuesday night
Participants during the reception
         
Ingwald Gschwandtl, Conference Co-Chair
Jan McAlpine, Director, UNFF
               
Wei Wei, famous Chinese singer and environmental activist, with Yin Hong, Vice-Minister, State Forestry Administration, China
Wei Wei with Yin Hong and Ingwald Gschwandtl
                   
 
 
           
 
 
             
 
 
           
 
 
             
 
 
 
                 
 
 
                   
 
 
                   
 
 
                     
Related Links

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General resources

National Forest Programme
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FAO Forestry
United Nations Forum on Forests (UNFF)
The Collaborative Partnership on Forests

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