Communication and Outreach
European Forest Week 2013 - The United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (ECE) and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) have announced a second European Forest Week which will be held from 9-13 December 2013, in parallel to Metsä2013 – the joint session of the ECE Timber Committee and the FAO European Forestry Commission – to take place in Rovaniemi, Finland. The European Forest Week will be celebrated with events in Rovaniemi and throughout Europe. Read more
International Day of Forests - The United Nations General Assembly Second Committee has passed a draft resolution to designate 21 March each year as International Day of Forests, encouraging all Member States to organize forest-related activities. In this context and to highlight the contribution of forestry to our society, the UNECE/FAO Forestry and Timber Section together with Permanent Mission of the Federal Republic of Germany to the United Nations and with the United Nations Office in Geneva, is organizing a Library Talk on ‘The contribution of forests to sustainability and development”. Read more
National Forest Policy Dialogues
The objective of National Forest Policy Dialogues (NFPDs) is to exchange knowledge on recent forest policy issues or development. National perspectives are provided by national experts and international perspectives by staff of the UNECE/FAO Section.
In this framework, the UNECE/FAO Forestry and Timber Section already facilitated the organization of three NFPDs.
Forest Products Statistics - Global data for the period 1964-2011 + FAOSTAT is now available. Read more
Forest Products Market Forecast, 2012-2013 - UNECE Timber Committee, at its October 2012 meeting, approved a market statement, based on forecasts of production and trade for over 20 products covering 30 countries. Countries also provided national market statements, describing in detail forest products market activities and outlook. Read more
Forest Products Prices - The UNECE/FAO Forestry and Timber Section provides two different kinds of price information. These data (currently 60 series) are updated on a regular basis using publicly available information source. Read more
Two forthcoming publications, both in the context of the role of forests in the green economy, are soon to be published by the UNECE/FAO Forestry and Timber Section.
Study Paper 31 - Forests and Economic Development: a Driver for the Green Economy in the ECE Region
Study Paper 32 - Forests in a Green Economy for Countries in Eastern Europe, Northern and Central Asia: Lviv Forum
UNECE/FAO/InnovaWood Seminar on Innovation in the Forest Sector (22 April 2013, Room V, Palais des Nations, Geneva, Switzerland). Read more
35th Session Joint FAO/UNECE Working Party on Forest Statistics, Economics and Management (23-25 April 2013, Room VIII, Palais des Nations, Geneva, Switzerland). Read more
UNECE/FAO Forest Communicators Network (21-23 May, Tallinn, Estonia). Read more
Forest products and technologies (22-24 May 2013, Saint Petersburg, Russian Federation). Read more
Special Session of the ECE Timber Committee with the FAO European Forestry Commission (17-18 June 2013, Room IX, Palais des Nations, Geneva, Switzerland. Read more
Metsä2013 - The joint session of the UNECE Timber Committee and the FAO European Forestry Commission (9-13 December 2013, Rovaniemi, Finland). Read more
On December 13th 2012, to mark the longlasting partnership between UNECE and FAO on forestry and the forest sector related activities, notably through the Joint ECE/FAO Forestry and Timber Section, Mr. Sven Alkalaj, Executive Secretary, United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE), and Mr. José Graziano da Silva, Director-General, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), have signed a Partnership Agreement on December 13th, 2012.