United Nations Forum on Forests, 9th Session

New York
24 January - 04 February, 2011

This year┐s session will focus on forests for people, livelihoods and poverty eradication and include community-based forest management, social development and indigenous and other local and forest-dependent communities, as well as social and cultural aspects. Discussions will also assess progress made on the implementation of the non-legally binding instrument on all types of forests and towards the achievement of the four global objectives on forests.

During the High-level Segment on 2 February, UNFF9 will officially launch the International Year of Forests 2011, in which Heads of State and Ministers are expected to participate. It will also feature four roundtables on Forests for people, Finance for forest-dependent communities, Forests-plus: Cross-sectoral and crossinstitutional approach and Forests & green economies.

The session will also include panel discussions, including a panel on food, energy and economic challenges and opportunities with special focus on women and youth and another panel on regional and sub-regional perspectives on forests for people, livelihoods and poverty eradication.

In addition, the meeting will discuss enhanced cooperation and policy and programme coordination, including the provision of further guidance to the CPF. It will also hold an Interactive dialogue among Member States, major groups and CPF members on the agenda item on Multi-stakeholder dialogue.

Detailed Information
Date 24 January - 04 February, 2011
Location New York
Organizer Secretariat of the United Nations Forum on Forests [ Content posted by United Nations Secretariat, Agency, or Programme UN ENTITY ]
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by Himalayan Grassroots Women's Natural Resource Management Association (HIMAWANTI) Nepal [NGO]
17 Dec 2010
I tried to register for participation on UNFF 9th session on behalf of NGO, but I could not get form. Could you please give me a link so that I can register for that.

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