Forum on Forests Approves Omnibus Resolution, Sets Dates for 2023 Session

13 May

The Forum on Forests concluded its seventeenth session today, approving its omnibus resolution and a draft decision that its eighteenth session will be held at United Nations Headquarters from 8 to 12 May 2023, sending both texts to the Economic and Social Council for formal adoption.

Deforestation ‘Seriously Hampering Achievement of Forest Goals, Paris Agreement’, Speaker Says, as United Nations Forum Continues Its Session

10 May

Discussion in the Forum on Forests today was dominated by proposals to support the functioning of the Collaborative Partnership on Forests — a voluntary arrangement among 14 international organizations dedicated to improving the sustainable management, conservation and trade of forest-based products around the world.

Forests ‘Cornerstone of Life on This Planet’, Says General Assembly President, as United Nations Forum Opens Its Session

9 May

Home to 80 per cent of all terrestrial species and hailed as “the lungs of the planet” for their ability to generate oxygen, forests hold boundless potential to help solve the most pressing global challenges, speakers in the United Nations Forum on Forests stressed today, as they explored conservation activities and ways to halt the damage incurred by relentless development.

Concluding Forum, Speakers Call for More Effective Use of Forests Trust Fund, Work Programme, Next Session Dates Proposed

29 Apr

The Forum on Forests, meeting in a virtual format due to the COVID-19 pandemic, concluded its sixteenth session today with speakers calling for more effective use of its trust fund, which currently stands at $2.8 million, as the United Nations promotes its Strategic Programme for Forests and its six global forest goals.

Global Facilitation Network Has Potential to Help States Define Forest Financing Strategies, Delegate Says, as Forum Continues Session

28 Apr

The Forum on Forests, meeting via video-teleconference, continued its sixteenth session today with speakers discussing the progress achieved so far in launching the Global Forest Financing Facilitation Network clearing house, as well as monitoring, assessment and reporting issues.

Speakers Discuss Ways States Can Confront Large-Scale Land Clearing, Boost Cooperation among Stakeholders, as Forum on Forests Continues Session

27 Apr

The Forum on Forests focused on ways to better implement the United Nations Strategic Plan for Forests and its six global forest goals, particularly in the context of the Sustainable Development Goals and the upcoming fifteenth Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity, on the second day of its sixteenth session today.

Beginning Session, Forum Releases Global Forest Goals Report, as Speakers Underline Ways Conservation Can Be Used to Build Back Better

26 Apr

The Forum on Forests began its sixteenth session in a virtual format today with the launch of its inaugural Global Forest Goals Report, as speakers highlighted the myriad ways in which the world’s forests, if sustainably managed, can contribute to “building back better” from the COVID-19 pandemic while also achieving the Sustainable Development Goals.