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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, 22 February 2006

On Wednesday, 22 February, the sixth session of the United Nations Forum on Forests (UNFF-6) continued with negotiations on the international arrangement on forests (IAF). Working Group I (WGI) discussed the preamble, general mandate, voluntary instrument, and legal framework. WGII discussed working modalities, the Collaborative Partnership on Forests (CPF) and monitoring, assessment and reporting (MAR).

Franz Perrez, Co-Chair of WGI, established a contact group to meet in the evening and the following morning, chaired by Tony Bartlett, Australia (right)
Tony Bartlett, Australia
Chile suggested that the review of the Resolution should be conducted by UNFF and not ECOSOC
Ana Cristina Rodríguez, Guatemala, supported choosing 2012 as the year of the review, as this is the year the Commission on Sustainable Development will be focusing on forests at this time
Oleg Shamanov, the Russian Federation, suggests amendments to text on the UNFF Trust Fund
Franz Perrez, Co-Chair WGII, confers with members of the EU delegation during a short pause in negotiations in the afternoon
Brazil and the US discuss during WGI afternoon negotiations
The EU huddles midway through WGII afternoon negotiations

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