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11th Session of the UN Forum on Forests

4-15 May 2015 | UN Headquarters, New York

Highlights for Monday, 4 May 2015

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A view of the room during the opening plenary

The eleventh session of the United Nations Forum on Forests (UNFF11) opened Monday at UN Headquarters in New York. The meeting convened in plenary throughout the day. In the morning, delegates addressed organizational matters, reviewing the effectiveness of the International Arrangement on Forests (IAF) and consideration of future options and reviewing the contribution of forests and the IAF to the internationally agreed development goals. Reports on the second meeting of the open-ended intergovernmental ad hoc expert group on the IAF (AHEG2), the IAF independent assessment and the CLIs held during the intersessional period were also heard. In the afternoon, delegates heard statements from groups and Member States.

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.

Opening Plenary

Jan Eliasson, Srećko Juričić and Moncef Khane

L-R: Jan Eliasson, UN Deputy Secretary-General; Srećko Juričić, UNFF11 Bureau; and UNFF11 Secretary Moncef Khane

Noël Messone

UNFF11 Chair Noël Messone, Gabon, joined the dais

Noël Messone

UNFF11 Chair Noël Messone, Gabon

Jan Eliasson

Jan Eliasson, UN Deputy Secretary-General

Manoel Sobral Filho

Manoel Sobral Filho, UNFF Director

Raymond Landveld

AHEG2 Co-Chair Raymond Landveld, Suriname

Charles Barber

AHEG2 Co-Chair Charles Barber, United States

Jorge Illueca

Jorge Illueca, Panama

Jürgen Blaser

Jürgen Blaser, Switzerland

Peter Besseau

Peter Besseau, Canada

Wu Zhimin

Wu Zhimin, China

Christian Küchli

Christian Küchli, Switzerland

Anna Stemberger

Anna Stemberger, Children and Youth major group

Shatrudhwan Pokharel

Shatrudhwan Pokharel, Nepal

Roman Michalak

Roman Michalak, UNECE

Peter Holmgren

Peter Holmgren, CIFOR

John Parrotta

John Parrotta, IUFRO

Country and Group Statements

Pumeza Nkhwashu

Pumeza Nkhwashu, South Africa

Kazuhiro Takahashi

Kazuhiro Takahashi, Japan

Sibylle Vermont

Sibylle Vermont, Switzerland

Jarad Momeni

Jarad Momeni, Iran

Vladimir Dmitriev

Vladimir Dmitriev, Russia

Catherine Karr-Colque

Catherine Karr-Colque, United States

Side Event

The IUFRO Special Project on World Forests, Society and Environment organized a lunchtime side event on
"Enhancing forest-related development: Community and smallholder forestry in the nexus of markets, policy and implementation."

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