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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 Tuesday, 21 February 2006

On Tuesday, 21 February, the sixth session of the United Nations Forum on Forests (UNFF-6) resumed negotiations on the international arrangement on forests (IAF). Working Group I (WGI) discussed the preamble, general mandate, goals/objectives, legal framework and future instrument, while WGII addressed means of implementation and enhanced cooperation.

Working Group I continued its deliberations in morning and afternoon sessions, but consensus on the future of the international arrangement on forests remained elusive. Co-Chairs Franz Xaver Perrez, Switzerland, and Jose Antonio Doig, Peru

In Working Group II, Ghana, for the African Group, proposed text regarding strengthening the capacity to address illegal logging. Gustavo Anchil, Argentina (center right) discusses with other WGII delegates between sessions.

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