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51st Session of the International Tropical Timber Council
and Associated Sessions of the Committees (ITTC-51)

16-21 November 2015 | Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Highlights for Wednesday, 19 November 2015

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Joint Committee Session from ITTC-50

A view of the room during the plenary session of ITTC-51

On its fourth day, ITTC-51 continued discussions regarding the selection of the new ITTO executive director, with only two candidates remaining: Gerhard Dieterle, Germany, and Eduardo Mansur, Brazil. If consensus remains elusive, this will be put to a vote before the end of this session.

Council also discussed draft ITTO Guidelines on Gender Equality and Empowerment of Women, and a report on the merits of creating ITTO regional offices.

At lunch, the Civil Society Advisory Group (CSAG) held a side event on Forest Governance and Conversion of Forest to Plantations.

In the afternoon, the Committee on Finance and Administration (CFA) discussed the Biennial Administrative Budget and Contributions to the Administrative Budget, while the Committee on Economics, Statistics and Markets and the Committee on Forest Industry (CEM-CFI) met to discuss policy work including market access and forest certification.

An informal working group continued discussions on a decision on admitting observers to ITTC meetings.

+ IISD Reporting Services, through its ENB Meeting Coverage, provided daily web coverage from the 51st Session of the International Tropical Timber Council and Associated Sessions of the Committees (ITTC-51). A full summary and brief analysis of ITTC-51 is available in HTML and PDF format.

Hosny El-Lakany, University of British Columbia, presents on a study regarding ITTO's regional presence and representation

A view of the plenary session


Teguh Rahardja, Indonesia

Jorge Pedro Flores Marke, Mexico

Adrian Ngo'o Bitomo, Cameroon

Hans Ola Urstad, Norway

Françoise Zohoncon Worou, Benin

Stanley Arua, Papua New Guinea

Victor Echeverri, Colombia

Daniel Alexander Segura Ramos, Ecuador

Side Event: Forest Governance: Challenges and Issues of Conversion and Tree Plantations in Permanent Forest Estates

Maidi Ward, Indonesia, presents on forest management and policy in Indonesia

Milena Sosa Schmidt, CITES

Chen Hin Keong, TRAFFIC, Malaysia

Committee on Economics, Statistics and Markets and Committee on Forest Industry

Li Qiang, ITTO Secretariat

Alicia Grimes, US

Jean-Christophe Claudon, ITTO Secretariat

Ramon Carrillo, ITTO Secretariat

Committee on Finance and Administration

CFA Chairs consult with the ITTO Secretariat

Edmond Collins Ahadome, ITTO Secretariat

Gilbert Kaya, Republic of Congo, CFA Chairperson


Jill Hannah, European Union

Marjukka Mähönen, Finland

The Chinese delegation consults during the CFA session

Nambai Rubens, Central African Republic

Musah Abu Juan, Ghana

ENB writers Peter Wood and Lynn Finnegan

ENB writers Bo-Alex Fredvik and Vijay Kolinjivadi

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Funding for coverage of ITTC-51 has been provided by ITTO and the European Union (EU)