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Fiftieth Session of the International Tropical Timber Council (ITTC) and Associated Sessions of the Four Committees


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Highlights for Monday, 3 November 2014

A view of Yokohama
Katsunori Watanabe, Deputy-Mayor, City of Yokohama

The fiftieth session of the International Tropical Timber Council (ITTC-50), and the Associated Sessions of the four Committees (Finance and Administration; Economics, Statistics and Markets; Forest Industry; and Reforestation and Forest Management) opened on Monday, 3 November 2014 in Yokohama, Japan. In the morning, delegates heard opening statements from the ITTO Executive Director, the ITTC-50 Chair, the Director General of the Japanese Forestry Agency, the Deputy-Mayor of the City of Yokohama, and ministers from Suriname, Côte d’Ivoire, Cameroon, Republic of Congo, and Gabon. Delegates also heard a keynote address from Bharrat Jagdeo, the former President of Guyana.

In the morning, the Council addressed organizational matters, including ascertainment of quorum for the meeting, redistribution of votes, and adoption of the meeting’s agenda, while postponing approval of the admission of observers.

In the afternoon, after noting the reports of the Informal Advisory Group and the panel that reviewed applicants for the position of Executive Director, the Council heard presentations from the six candidates shortlisted by the panel.

Opening Session of the Council

Panel (L-R): Emmanuel Ze Meka, ITTO Executive Director; Rob Busink, Chairperson, ITTC; Dato Dr. B.C.Y. Freezailah; Vice-Chairperson, ITTC; Satoshi Imai, Director General Forestry Agency, Japan; Steven Relyved, Suriname
Bharrat Jagdeo, Former President of the Republic of Guyana
Rob Busink, Chairperson of ITTC-50, Netherlands

Henri Djombo, Republic of Congo
Basile Mboumba, Gabon
Mathieu Babaud Darret, Cote d'Ivoire
Ngole Philip Ngwese, Cameroon

Council Session

Mohamad Sanuri Shahid, Malaysia
Ellen Shaw, U.S.A.
Presentations from Candidates for ITTO Executive Director
Gerhard Dieterle, Germany
James K. Gasana, Switzerland
John Jack Hurd, U.S.A
Eduardo Mansur, Brazil
Sheamala Satkuru, Malaysia

Ivan Tomaselli, Brazil

Side Events
Eva Muller, FAO
I.B. Putera Parthama, Indonesia

Funding for coverage of these meetings has been provided by ITTO
ITTO



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Related Links
ITTO Resources

*Documents for the Fiftieth Session of the ITTC

*Annotated Agenda for the fiftieth Session of the ITTC

*Annotated Agenda for the forty-eighth sessions of the Committee on Economics, Statistics and Markets and Committee on Forest Industry

*Annotated Agenda for the forty-eighth session of the Committee on Reforestation and Forest Management

*Annotated Agenda for the twenty-ninth session of the Committee on Finance and Administration

*Provisional Agenda for the Joint session of the Committees

*Report of the forty-ninth Session of the ITTC

*Council Decisions

*ITTO Annual Report - 2013


IISD RS Resources

*IISD RS Coverage of the Forty-seventh Session of the ITTC and Associated Sessions of the Committees, 14-19 November 2011, Antigua Guatemala

*IISD RS Coverage of the Ninth Session of the UN Forum on Forests (UNFF9), 24 January - 4 February 2011, UN Headquarters, New York, United States of America

*IISD RS Coverage of the Forty-sixth Session of the ITTC and Associated Sessions of the Committees, 13-18 December 2010, Yokohama, Japan

*IISD RS Coverage of the Forty-fifth Session of the ITTC and Associated Sessions of the Committees, 9-14 November 2009, Yokohama, Japan

*IISD RS coverage of the Forty-fourth Session of the ITTC and Associated Sessions of the Committees, 3-8 November 2008, Yokohama, Japan

*IISD RS coverage of the Forty-third Session of the ITTC and Associated Sessions of the Committees, 5-10 November 2007, Yokohama, Japan

*FORESTS-L - A News and Announcement List on Forest Policy Issues

*Forests Policy & Practice - A Knowledgebase of International Activities Adressing Forests Policy

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