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

3-8 November 2014 | Yokohama, Japan

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Highlights for Wednesday, 5 November 2014

A view of Yokohama
The Joint Committee Session starts off the third Day of ITTC-50

The fiftieth session of the International Tropical Timber Council continued its deliberations in Yokohama, Japan on 5 November 2014. In the morning, delegates convened a Joint Committee Session to continue an agenda item on ex-post evaluations of completed projects. Later in a Council session, delegates discussed enhancing cooperation with CITES.

Delegates continued discussions on the election of the next Executive Director (ED) of ITTO debating whether to hold an initial vote to narrow down the field of candidates (as proposed by the Consumer group), or to continue seeking consensus before undergoing any voting (as proposed by the Producer group). After much deliberation, delegates agreed to discuss the matter further in their respective caucuses, then hold a contact group on the matter, and only conduct an initial vote if the field of candidates is not narrowed by Thursday morning.

In the afternoon, a panel discussion was held on ITTO’s past, present and future, where several experts were invited to share their opinions on and visions for ITTO in the coming years. This was followed by the Annual Market Discussion.

The contact group on the selection of the Executive Director met into the evening.

Joint Committee Session

Ramon Carillo, ITTO Secretariat
Amha Bin Buang, ITTO Consultant

Council Session

Gry Irene Skorstad, Norway
Malena Sosa Schmidt, CITES Secretariat
Sébastien Malele Mbala, Democratic Republic of Congo
Nuzarah Mohd Zam, Malaysia
Putera Parthama, Indonesia
Ricardo L. Calderon, Philippines
André Correa do Lago, Brazil
 Ellen Shaw, U.S.A
Eva Müller, FAO

Marjukka Mähönen, Finland, spoke on behalf of the Consumers


Jaime Pacheco Aranda, Colombia
Arturo Garcia Tenorío, Mexico

Zhang Zhangtian, China
E. Collins Ahadome, ITTO Secretariat
Adrian Ngo'o Bitomo, Cameroon, spoke on behalf of the Producers

50th ITTC Panel Discussion "ITTO Past, Present and Future"


Markku Simula, Independent Consultant, Finland
Stephanie Caswell, Independent Consultant, U.S.A
Gordon E. Gresham, Marketing Advisor, UK
Paul Ross, Australia
Jorge Malleux Orjeda, National Agrarian University, Peru

Chen Hin Keong, TRAFFIC, Malaysia urged selecting an Executive Director based on merit and not politics


Annual Market Discussion

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Panel (L-R): Roy Southey, SawMilling Southeys, South Africa; Enzo Barattini, Retired from EU Commission; Gordon E. Gresham, Marketing Advisor, UK; CEM Chair Shingi Koto, Japan; Barney Chan, TAG Coordinator, Malaysia; Isac Chami Zygman, ABIMCI, Brazil; Cindy Squires, International Wood Products Association, U.S.A; Jirawat Tangkijngamwong, Thai Timber Association, Thailand; Michael J. Adams, Timber Industry Developent Consultant, Japan

Isac Chami Zygman, ABIMCI, Brazil
Jirawat Tangkijngamwong, Thai Timber Association, Thailand
Roy Southey, Sawmilling Southeys, South Africa
Cindy Squires, International Wood Products Association, U.S.A
Enzo Barattini, Retired from Commission of EU
(L) Shingi Koto, Japan, (R) Barney Chan, Malaysia

Side Event

A side event recapped the approach the Amazon Fund, managed through the Brazilian National Bank
for Economic and Social Development, has taken to reduce emissions from deforestation in Brazil.



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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