Highlights and images of main proceedings for 3 May 2017

The twelfth session of the UN Forum on Forests (UNFF12) resumed on Wednesday, 3 May 2017, at UN Headquarters in New York. In the morning, delegates took part in a third panel discussion, which addressed the contribution of forests to the achievement of Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 2 (Zero hunger). This was part of the technical discussion and exchange of experiences regarding the implementation of the UN Strategic Plan on Forests 2017-2030 (UNSPF).

In the afternoon, delegates addressed the agenda item on monitoring, assessment, and reporting (MAR), including hearing a report on: the outcomes of the Brasilia Expert Meeting on reporting to the UNFF; and the CPF Organization-led Initiative (OLI) on global forest indicators. Delegates also discussed the proposed format and cycle of voluntary national reporting to the UNFF.

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