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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 Saturday, 21 November 2015

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The incoming Chairperson, Jennifer Conje, presents a framed gavel to the outgoing Chairperson, Bin Che Yeom Freezailah, during the last day of ITTC-51

The incoming Chairperson, Jennifer Conje, presents a framed gavel to the outgoing Chairperson, Bin Che Yeom Freezailah, during the last day of ITTC-51

On Saturday, ITTC-51 concluded its final day of discussions. Throughout the day, delegates discussed how to proceed with the election of the next ITTO Executive Director (ED). After a second special vote was not able to determine a clear winner between the two candidates, delegates agreed to postpone the decision on the ED selection to the next session of the ITTC in Yokohama, Japan, in November 2016. Delegates agreed on a decision to reopen the ED application process, and to consider a decision on the principle of rotating the ED between a Producer and Consumer ITTO member country.

In the morning, delegates met in separate Producer and Consumer caucus meetings, followed by concurrent sessions of the Committee on Reforestation and Forest Management, and the Committee on Finance and Administration. Delegates then met in a Council session to adopt reports of the committees and decisions on: projects, pre-projects and activities; the informal advisory group; matters related to admission of observers during Council sessions; and the terms of reference for an investigative panel into loss of funds due to failed investments.

The Council also elected Jennifer Conje (US) as Chair of ITTC-52, and Tabi Agyarko (Ghana) as Vice-Chair. Following concluding remarks, ITTC-51 Chair Freezailah closed the meeting at 7:04 pm.

+ 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.

 

Committee on Reforestation and Forest Management 

From L-R: Polycarpe Masupa-Kambale, ITTO Secretariat; Nurudeen Iddrisu, Chairperson, CRF; Takeshi Goto, ITTO Secretariat; Ma Hwan-ok, ITTO Secretariat and John Leigh, ITTO Secretariat


Marjukka Mähönen, Incoming Vice-Chairperson, CRF

Nurudeen Iddrisu, Chairperson, CRF


Ma Hwan-ok, ITTO Secretariat

Alicia Grimes, US


Jorge Malleux Orjeda, Peru

Narcisse Mbarga, Cameroon


Committee on Finance and Administration

R.M. Manohar, ITTO Secretariat

Rob Busink, Vice-Chairperson, CFA


Nambai Rubens, Central African Republic

Yusuke Kuzuhara, Japan


 

 


 

 


Council Session

From L-R: Edmond Collins Ahadome, ITTO Secretariat; Jennifer ConjeITTC-51 Vice-Chairperson; Bin Che Yeom Freezailah, Chairperson ITTC-51; Steven Johnson, ITTO Secretariat and Carlos Moreno Mericaechevarria, UNCTAD


Adrian Ngo'o Bitomo, Spokesperson for the Producer Caucus

Marjukka Mähönen, Spokesperson for the Consumer Caucus


Teguh Rahardja, Indonesia

Miguel Mendieta, Honduras


 

 


 

 


The Consumer Caucus consults


ITTO Secretariat prepares for a round of votes


 

 


 

 


 

 

Nurudeen Iddrisu, Ghana speaks on behalf of the incoming Vice-Chairperson of the ITTC Tabi Agyarko

Jennifer Conje, the incoming Chairperson of ITTC

The Chairperson Bin Che Yeom Freezailah closes the 51st session of the ITTC

 

Around the Venue

 

 


 

 


Earth Negotiation Bulletin team: Backrow (L-R): Herman Njoroge Chege, Vijay Kolinjivadi; Front row (L-R)  Bo-Alex Fredvik, Lynn Finnegan and Peter Wood



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