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12th Session of the UN Forum on Forests (UNFF12)

1-5 May 2017 | UN Headquarters, New York

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UNFF12 delegates in informal consultation

The twelfth session of the UN Forum on Forests (UNFF12) convened for its final day on Friday, 5 May 2017. Delegates initially considered and adopted a procedural resolution on the extension of the UNFF Bureau's term-of-office, from one to two years. They then considered a draft omnibus resolution on MAR, MOI, enhanced cooperation and coordination, and inputs to the HLPF. Following discussion, the UNFF adopted the omnibus resolution. Delegates then addressed the remaining agenda items, including on emerging issues and challenges, the Forum’s Trust Fund, and the dates and venue for UNFF13. Following the adoption of the report of the session, and closing remarks, UNFF12 was closed at 1:01 pm.

Immediately following UNFF12, UNFF13 was opened with the sole purpose of electing the new UNFF Bureau. UNFF13 was suspended at 1:04 pm.

IISD Reporting Services, through its Earth Negotiations Bulletin (ENB) Meeting Coverage, has provided daily web coverage, daily reports, and a summary and analysis report from UNFF12.

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L-R: Hossein Moeini-Meybodi, UNFF Secretariat; UNFF Director Manoel Sobral Filho; Peter Besseau, UNFF12 Chair; and Moncef Khane, UNFF12 Secretary

Peter Besseau, UNFF12 Chair

Moncef Khane, UNFF12 Secretary

EU delegates consulting

Tomás Krejzar, Rapporteur

UNFF Director Manoel Sobral Filho

L-R: UNFF Director Manoel Sobral Filho with Peter Besseau, UNFF12 Chair

Osakuade Michael, Nigeria

Isabelle Delattre, EU

Esteban Cadena, Ecuador

Wu Zhimin, China, bureau member

Vicente de Azevedo Araújo Filho, Brazil

Ian Naumkin, Russian Federation

Liubov Poliakova, Ukraine

Ezekiel Edward Mwakalukwa, Tanzania

Eheth Ongmanong Victoire, Cameroon

Chair Peter Besseau, gavelled the meeting to a close at 1:01 pm

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Specific funding for coverage of UNFF12 has been provided by the
European Union (EU) and the International Development Research Centre (IDRC)

IISD Reporting Services is grateful to the many donors of the Earth Negotiations Bulletin (ENB) and recognizes the following as core contributors to the ENB: the EU, the Government of Switzerland (the Swiss Federal Office for the Environment (FOEN)), the Italian Ministry for the Environment, Land and Sea, and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. General Support for the Bulletin during 2017 is provided by the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety (BMUB), the New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, SWAN International, the Finnish Ministry for Foreign Affairs and the Japanese Ministry of Environment (through the Institute for Global Environmental Strategies - IGES).