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Geneva, 3-14 May 1999


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Briefing for Tuesday, 11 May

On the seventh day of IFF-3, delegates convened in Plenary to consider the Co-Chairs' Report on international arrangements and mechanisms to promote the management, conservation and sustainable development of all types of forests. WG1 and WG2 met in morning and evening sessions to consider Co-Chairs' Reports. WG1 addressed texts on underlying causes, TFRK and forest conservation and protected areas. WG2 deliberated texts on rehabilitation of forest cover in environmentally critical areas, valuation of forest goods and services, financial resources and economic instruments, tax policies and land tenure. Contact groups on trade and environment, transfer of ESTs and valuation also met periodically throughout the day.

Photos and RealAudio from Tuesday, 11 May

Co-Chair llkka Ristimäki talks with a Norwegian delegate prior to the meeting of Working Group 2.


Tage Michaelsen, Co-Chair llkka Ristimäki and Elisabeth Barsk - Rundquist during a Working Group 2 session.

The Secretariat presiding over a Working Group 1 discussion.

Clayton Andrew Hall, Guyana, representing the G77 /China, making an intervention during Working Group 1

A late night Contact Group meeting.
The forested slopes of the Swiss Alps.

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