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UNECE/FAO Regional Forest Information Week

21 - 25 March 2011

Geneva, Palais des Nations

The UNECE/FAO Regional Forest Information Week will feature a series of events and meetings, revolving around the issue of information on forests and forest products in the UNECE region, including:

Week Programme






21 March

Seminar on the state of forest in the UNECE Region

  • A picture of the present and the past: Overview of twenty years of SFM based on FAO FRA 2010 and preliminary findings from SoEF 2011


  • Status and trends of wood resources in UNECE region
  • Discussion on Criteria and Indicators as tool for SFM assessment

Room V

22 March

'Zero meeting' on a possible working party to facilitate exchange of expert advice based on work of UNECE/FAO Teams of Specialists (ToS)

  • Discussion on ToS priorities and recommendations to the UNECE Timber Committee and the FAO European Forestry Commission
  • Discussion on background paper for the establishment of a Working Party to facilitate exchange of expert advice based on the work of UNECE/FAO ToS 

Room V

23 March

Conclusion of 'zero meeting' and UNECE/FAO Joint Working Party on Forest Economics and Statistics (JWPFES)

  • Consideration of the report of the 'zero meeting'
  • Consideration of the outcome of the 'zero meeting' and implications for WPFES
  • Review and Guidance on Work Area 1 (Markets and Statistics)
    • ToS on Forest Products Marketing
  • Preliminary status of the Joint Wood Energy Enquiry
  • Review and Guidance of Work Area 3 (Forest Sector Outlook)
    • ToS Forest Sector Outlook

Room V

24 March


  • Review of Work Area 2 (Forest Resources Assessment)
    • ToS on Monitoring Sustainable Forest Management
  • Roundtable on forest information challenges
  • Review and Guidance of Work Area 4 (Social and Cultural Issues)
    • ToS on Foret Fire
    • Forest Comunicators Network
    • Joint UNECE/FAO/ILO Expert Network to implement SFM
  • Review and Guidance of Work Area 5 (Policy and Cross Sectoral Issues)
    • ToS on Forest Policy in EECA

Room V

25 March

Timber Committee/European Forestry Commission joint Bureaux and Meeting of the UNECE/FAO ToS

  • Bureaux Meeting (Room XV)
  • Meeting of the ToS on Outlook   (Room V)
    • Meeting of the ToS on Outlook

Room XV

Room V

Relevant documents in support of the different session will be posted on this website in due course.

To register please click here

For more information please contact:

Ms. Paola Deda,

UNECE/FAO Forestry and Timber Section
Palais des Nations,
Tel. (+41) 22 917 2553
Email Paola Deda