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COFO 24

Monday, 16 July

6th World Forest Week and 24th Session of the Committee on Forestry opens

Read the press release on the opening of COFO 24 and the 6th WFW

Protecting and sustainably managing the planet's forests is crucial for achieving the Sustainable Development Goals
Senior government officials from around the world today gathered at FAO to focus on ways to step up global efforts in the forestry sector aimed at achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the Paris Agreement on climate change.

Read a web story on forests and the Sustainable Development Goals

Forests crucial to meeting Sustainable Development Goals and climate change commitments
Without the world’s forests and the multiple benefits they provide, it will be difficult to meet the goals of the Paris Agreement on climate change, as well as the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). 

Download today's publications

The State of the World's Forests: 2018 This edition is aimed at enhancing our understanding of how forests and their sustainable management contribute to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals. 

Moving forward: 2016-2017 This publication presents highlights of FAO’s work in forestry to put the Organization’s Strategic Objectives into action in 2016 and 2017. 

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