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11th Session of the UN Forum on Forests

4-15 May 2015 | UN Headquarters, New York

Highlights for Monday, 11 May 2015

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Ezio Martinelli Sculpture

An aluminum abstract wall relief by Ezio Martinelli, on the outside of the General Assembly building

UNFF11 reconvened on Monday, 11 May, to start its second week of deliberations. Delegates convened in working groups to begin the second readings of the draft ministerial declaration and draft resolution.

In Working Group 1, delegates broke into a contact group during the mid-morning to, among other things, list overlapping issues with Working Group 2 for the Working Group 1 co-chairs' consideration. Working Group 2 spent the morning and afternoon discussing the draft resolution, with the Secretariat encouraging those present to engage in bilateral discussions to try and reach agreement on bracketed text. A contact group was convened over lunch to try and reach consensus on language for referencing the yet-to-be-adopted post-2015 development agenda and Sustainable Development Goals.

IISD Reporting Services, through its Earth Negotiations Bulletin (ENB), provided daily web coverage, daily reports, and a summary and analysis from the 11th Session of the UN Forum on Forests, in HTML and HTML.

Working Groups

WG1 Dais

A view of the dais during Working Group 1

Lyubov Polyakova

Lyubov Polyakova, Ukraine

Christoph Duerr

Christoph Duerr, Switzerland

Victor Muñoz

Victor Muñoz, Peru

WG2 Dais

A view of the dais during Working Group 2

Peter Besseau

Peter Besseau, Canada

Alexander Buck

Alexander Buck, IUFRO

Peter Csoka

Peter Csoka, FAO

Contact Group

Contact group convened by Working Group 1

Side Events

Ecuador Side Event

Ecuador organized a lunchtime side event on impacts of National Incentive Programmes for the conservation of its natural heritage.

IUCN Bonn Challenge

IUCN organized a side event on the Bonn Challenge to restore forest landscapes.

Around UNFF11

Participants after the Bonn Challenge side event

Small trees on Belmont Island behind the UN hold nests of many Double-Crested Cormorants, like this one taking off from the East River.

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