Highlights and images for 8 November 2018



Highlights for Thursday, 8 November 2018

Committee on Reforestation and Forest Management Chair Dambis Kaip, Papua New Guinea, receiving a wooden fish from the Amazon as a gift from Hwan Ok-Ma, ITTO Secretariat

On the final substantive day of ITTC-54, delegates finalized work in the three Committees and on five related decisions in the morning.In the early afternoon, the Council convened a panel discussion on the role of women in achieving ITTO objectives.Consultations continued throughout the day in contact and caucus groups, as well as in plenary, to find consensus on a final decision on selection of candidates for the position of ITTO Executive Director.The closing plenary continued into the evening to find a way forward on the Executive Director selection process.ITTC-54 Chair Zhang Zhongtian declared the meeting closed at 9:35 pm.The summary and analysis of ITTC-54 will be available on Sunday, 11 November 2018.

IISD Reporting Services, through its Earth Negotiations Bulletin (ENB) Meeting Coverage, provided daily web coverage and a summary and analysis from ITTC-54.

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Council Session
ITTC-54 Chair Zhang Zhongtian presents a framed gavel to ITTC-55 Chair John Leigh
Gerhard Breulmann, ITTO Secretariat, and Gerhard Dieterle, Executive Director, ITTO
Arsene Ewossaka, Congo, with Richard Gbadoe Edjidomele, Togo
Anna Tyler, New Zealand
Zhang Zhongtian, Chair of ITTC-54, gaveling approval of a Council decision
Kumiko Tanaka, Fellowship Assistant, ITTO
John Leigh, Peru
Delegates from Producer countries during negotiations
Delegates from the EU
Delegates from Indonesia
Delegates from Consumer countries during negotiations
Panel Discussion: The Role of Women in Achieving ITTO Objectives
From L-R: Françoise van de Ven, Secretary-General, Industrial Forestry Trade Union, Gabon; Delphine Ahoussi, President, Association of Women Producers and Traders of Secondary Forest Products (MALEBI); Cécile Ndjebet, The African Women's Network for Community Management of Forests (REFACOF), Cameroon; Session Chair Sheamala Satkuru, ITTO Secretariat; Adi Estela Lazos Ruíz, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Mexico City (UNAM), Mexico; and Jennifer Conje, US
Session Chair Sheamala Satkuru, ITTO Secretariat
Delphine Ahoussi, President, MALEBI
Adi Estela Lazos Ruíz, UNAM, Mexico
Cécile Ndjebet, REFACOF, Cameroon
At the conclusion of the panel discussion, female staff of the ITTO Secretariat joined panelists for a group photo.
Committee on Reforestation and Forest Management
Group photo of some participants of the Committee on Reforestation and Forest Management
Makiko Uemoto, Japan
Christine Dawson, US
Jorge Malleux Orjeda, Peru, and Polycarpe Masupa Kambale, ITTO Secretariat
Committee on Finance and Administration
Katharina Kuehmayer, EU
Committee Chair Luke Thompson, US
Joint Session of the Committee on Economics, Statistics and Markets (CEM) and the Committee on Forest Industry (CFI)
View of the dais during the joint session
André de Boer, the Netherlands
Matthias Schwoerer, Germany
Between Sessions


Negotiating blocs
European Union