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.

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