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FAO and ITTO express their deep appreciation of the efforts of the Government of the Philippines, particularly the Forest Management Bureau of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources, in co-organizing and hosting the Expert Consultation on Criteria and Indicators for Sustainable Forest Management (ECCI-2004).

The Organizing Committee extends its gratitude to the Chairperson and Rapporteur of the meeting, the Chairpersons and Rapporteurs of the working groups, the opening guest speaker, and the authors of the three discussion papers for providing leadership, guidance and direction in formulating the recommendations of ECCI-2004.

Thanks are also extended to the members of the secretariat provided by the Forest Management Bureau, who attended to the logistical requirements of the meeting with great professionalism and dedication, and to all participants, whose enthusiasm and expertise ensured the success of the meeting.

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