2013 Strategic Review of the Joint ECE/FAO Integrated Programme of Work in Forestry and Timber
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The main objective of the review process is to develop and agree on a Joint Programme of Work (PoW) for 2014-2017.
As part of the review all stakeholders who are or have been involved in the work of the ECE Timber Committee (TC) and FAO European Forestry Commission (EFC) and related subsidiary bodies, were invited to complete a Survey prepared by the bureaux of the TC/EFC and endorsed by the joint TC/EFC meeting in Antalya on 14 October 2011.
Results of this survey were presented at the 70th session of the TC and are available here:
The Teams of Specialists also undertook their self-assessment:
The joint TC/EFC bureaux as well as the secretariat provided input to the review:
Those contributions provided the main input to the draft elements of the joint PoW prepared by the joint TC-EFC bureaux:
During the discussion of the Joint Programme of Work at the 70th session of TC, several proposals and amendments were made by member States. They will be reflected in the next version of the Joint Programme of Work during the Extraordinary Meeting of the Timber Committee with the European Forestry Commission, scheduled 17-18 June 2013, where the revised Joint Programme of Work and the revised Action Plan for the Forest Sector in a Green Economy will be considered.
The following schedule is proposed for the review process:
Phase I: Evaluation
From January 2012 to April 2012 ☑
The questionnaire is shared with relevant stakeholders and completed online by 27 April 2012
March 2012, Working Party on FSEM ☑
The teams of specialists will present and discuss with the Working Party the results of their internal evaluation (An additional one day meeting could be organized in the margins of WPFSEM to discuss the review.
May 2012 ☑
The Secretariat prepares its assessments of work and outputs
July - August 2012 ☑
The following documents are made available:
(i) Compilation of results of the survey ;
(ii) Secretariat's assessment ;
(iii) First draft of the 2014-2017 programme of work to include scope, objectives, main elements and structure
Phase II: Preparation of the programme of work 2014-2017
October 2012 ☑
The 70th session of the TC, which was also open to EFC delegates discussed and revised the inputs above, and further developed the draft programme of work.
April 2013, Working Party on FSEM
The WP discusses new Terms of Reference of the Teams of Specialists
June 2013, Extraordinary TC meeting
On the basis of discussion at the 70th session of TC, the Secretariat prepares the final draft of the 2014-2017 programme of work (Extraordinary TC meeting)
A joint session of the TC and the EFC finalizes and adopts the new 2014-2017 programme of work (Metsä2013 Joint Session)
Implementation of the new programme of work begins
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