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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 Monday, 20 February 2006

On Monday, 20 February, the sixth session of the United Nations Forum on Forests (UNFF-6) resumed negotiations on the international arrangement on forests (IAF). In the morning, Working Group I (WGI) discussed the preamble and the general mandate of the Chair's text. In the afternoon, Working Group I addressed the preamble and the general mandate, while Working Group II addressed means of implementation.

The EU proposed discussing the voluntary initiative before discussing the ECOSOC resolution.

Brazil (left) proposed finalizing the ECOSOC resolution before discussing the instrument. He stressed that tthe UNFF was the most important intergovernmental body on forests. The African Group (right) consults before the convening of the morning session.


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