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Sixth Session of the United Nations Forum on Forests (UNFF-6)

13-24 February 2006 | UN Headquarters, New York

Highlights from Wednesday, 15 February 2006

On Wednesday, 15 February, the sixth session of the United Nations Forum on Forests (UNFF-6) continued the review of the international arrangement on forests (IAF). In morning and afternoon sessions, delegates convened in two Working Groups to begin the second reading of the Chair’s draft text. Working Group 1 (WGI) discussed the general mandate of the IAF, strategic objectives, legal framework and the instrument. WGII considered the means of implementation, enhanced cooperation and working modalities.

Working Group I
Working Group II
Working Group II Co-Chairs Tono Kruzic, Croatia, and Majdi Ramadan, Lebanon
On mobilizing resources, the EU proposed adding text to include the use of foreign and direct investment, national development budgets and public-private partnerships.

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