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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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The twelfth session of the UN Forum on Forests (UNFF12) will be held at UN headquarters in New York from 1 to 5 May 2017.

Delegates will convene to discuss, among others, the implementation of the UN Strategic Plan for Forests 2017-2030. Issues to be considered under this item include: a technical discussion and exchange of experiences on the thematic and operational priorities, priority actions and resource needs for the period 2017-2018; and voluntary announcement of voluntary national contributions.

Other items for discussion are, inter alia: monitoring, assessment and reporting (MAR), including the cycle and format for voluntary national reporting on implementing the UN Strategic Plan for Forests 2017-2030, progress on developing global forest indicators, and further measures to better synchronize data collection and reduce reporting burdens; means of implementation, including guidelines for the operation of the Global Forest Financing Facilitation Network (GFFFN) and the availability of resources, and the GFFFN's operation and progress on activities; enhanced cooperation, coordination and engagement on forest-related issues, including on intersessional activities and revising the existing guidelines for country-led initiatives and similar initiatives to enhance their contribution to the Forum's work; and emerging issues and challenges.

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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).