Highlights and images of main proceedings for 1 May 2017


The twelfth session of the UN Forum on Forests (UNFF12) opened on Monday, 1 May 2017, at UN Headquarters in New York. In the morning, delegates addressed a number of organizational matters, heard opening statements and held a general discussion on the implementation of the UN Strategic Plan for Forests 2017-2030 (UNSPF).

In the afternoon, delegates resumed their general discussion on the implementation of the UNSPF and began a more in-depth consideration of UN system-wide contributions to implementation. Delegates heard an outline of the Collaborative Partnership on Forests’ (CPF) policy document, including rules on membership and governance, and its work plan. They also held a panel discussion on the contributions of CPF members, UN partners and stakeholders to implementing the UNSPF.

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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