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Forests Policy & Practice

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 Friday, 7 November 2014

A view of Yokohama
The fifth day of ITTC-50 began with delegates preparing to select the next ITTO Executive Director

On the penultimate day of the fiftieth session of the International Tropical Timber Council, delegates heard presentations on the ITTO/CBD Collaborative Initiative for Tropical Forest Biodiversity and the ITTO Fellowship Programme. Delegates further debated increasing ITTO’s regional presence and representation, and continued the process of selecting the next ITTO Executive Director.

Before breaking for lunch, delegates held a special vote for the Executive Director, by secret ballot, in which Gerhard Dieterle (Germany) and Eduardo Mansur (Brazil) garnered the most votes.

In the afternoon, the Committee on Economics, Statistics and Markets and the Committee on Forest Industry (CEM-CFI) and the Committee on Reforestation and Forest Management (CRF) met to address remaining agenda items and adopt their Committees’ reports. The Committee on Finance and Administration (CFA) continued discussions on the revision of ITTO Staff Regulations and Rules and the Biennial Work Programme for 2015-2016.

Council resumed its session in the afternoon after caucuses meetings. It was announced that James Gasana (Switzerland) withdrew his candidacy. The Council proceeded to a second special vote, by secret ballot, for the five remaining candidates, where once again Dieterle and Mansur garnered most votes, but neither met the threshold for election. The Council will resume with the election on Saturday morning.

Council Session: First round of voting

Jorge Malleux Orjeda, Peru
John Leigh, ITTO Secretariat
Mario Rodriguez, Guatemala
 Rob Busink, Chairperson, ITTC-50
Sarquis José Buiainain Sarquis, Brazil
The Brazilian delegation confers outside of the plenary hall
Meredith Stokdijk, New Zealand, reports back from the Credentials Committee
Carlos Moreno Mericaechevarria, UNCTAD
Richard Gbadoe Edjidomele, Togo
ITTC-50 Chair Busink opens the first round of the special vote
Results of the first round are projected on screens


Committee on Reforestation and Forest Management (CRF)


Committee on Economics, Statistics and Markets and the Comiittee on Forest Industry (CEM-CFI)

Panel (L-R): Li Qiang, ITTO Secretariat; CEM Chair Shingi Koto, Japan; Bjorn Merkell, Sweden; Steven Johnson, ITTO Secretariat


Committee on Finance and Administration (CFA)

Panel (L-R): Simon Kawaguchi, ITTO Secretariat; R.M. Manohar, ITTO Secretariat; CFA Chair Gilbert Kaya; E. Collins Ahadome, ITTO Secretariat
Luca Perez, European Union
João A. C. Vargas, Brazil
CFA Chair Gilbert Kaya, Republic of Congo
Adingra Heya Chantal, Côte d'Ivoire
The CFA Committee considers revisions to the ITTO Staff Regulations and Rules


Council Session: Second round of voting

Marjukka Mähönen, Finland, on behalf of the Consumers Group
Adrian Ngo'o Bitomo, Cameroon, spoke for the Producers Group


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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