Hundred and Twentieth Session
Rome, 18-23 June 2001
REPORT OF THE FIFTEENTH
SESSION OF THE COMMITTEE ON FORESTRY
REVIEW OF FAO PROGRAMMES IN THE FORESTRY SECTOR, INCLUDING FOLLOW-UP TO THE REQUESTS AND RECOMMENDATIONS OF THE FOURTEENTH SESSION OF THE COMMITTEE, INCLUDING THE PROGRAMME IMPLEMENTATION REPORT (ITEM 8A)
APPENDIX C - LIST OF DOCUMENTS
The attention of the Council is drawn to:
(a) Forest information and knowledge management
(b) Criteria and indicators of sustainable management of all types of forests and implications for certification and trade
(c) FAO support to the implementation of the Intergovernmental Panel on Forests/Intergovernmental Forum on Forests (IPF/IFF) proposals for action
(d) Review of FAO programmes in the forestry sector, including follow-up to the requests and recommendations of the Fourteenth Session of the Committee, including the Programme Implementation Report
(e) Results of the Forest Resources Assessment 2000
(f) Medium-Term Plan 2002-07
(g) Proposals for Global Forest Resources Assessment
(h) Climate change and the Kyoto Protocol: key forestry-related issues
(i) International Year of Mountains, 2002
(j) Recommendations of the Regional Forestry Commissions and other FAO Statutory Bodies in forestry of interest to the Committee
1. The Fifteenth Session of the Committee on Forestry (COFO) was held at FAO Headquarters, Rome, Italy from 12 to 16 March 2001.
2. The Session was attended by delegates from 101 Members of the Committee, by observers from four other Member Nations of FAO, by observers from one United Nations Member State, the Holy See, and the Sovereign Order of Malta; by representatives of six United Nations Agencies and Programmes; and by observers from 19 intergovernmental and international non-governmental organizations. The full list of participants is given in Appendix B.
3. Mr Jan Heino, outgoing Chairman, opened the session.
4. Mr David A. Harcharik, Deputy Director-General, welcomed delegates and addressed the session on behalf of the Director-General.
5. The Agenda (Appendix A) was adopted. The documents considered by the Committee are listed in Appendix C.
6. The Committee elected Ms Lael Bethlehem (South Africa) to the Chair, Mr José María Solano López (Spain) as First Vice-Chair, and as Vice-Chairs:
|Ms María Angela Andrade Pérez||(Colombia)||Latin America and the Caribbean|
|Ms Ulla Karjalaines||(Australia)||Southwest Pacific|
|Mr Adbelazim M. Ibrahim||(Sudan)||Near East|
|Mr Plodprasop Suraswadi||(Thailand)||Asia|
|Ms DeAndra Beck||(USA)||North America|
7. The following member countries were elected to the Drafting Committee for the COFO report:
Brazil, Canada, Guatemala, Indonesia, Islamic Republic of Iran, Japan, Libyan Arab Jamahiriya, Malaysia, Netherlands, New Zealand, Congo, Sweden, and Zambia. The representative of the Netherlands was elected to chair the Drafting Committee.
8. The Assistant Director-General of the Forestry Department summarized the major findings of the fourth edition of FAO's biennial publication, State of the World's Forests 2001 (SOFO), advance copies of which were distributed at COFO. SOFO would be released to the public in June 2001 with a supplement providing findings of the Forest Resources Assessment 2000, including national forest cover data that countries would verify by 31 March 2001. The Committee recognized the usefulness and importance of the document, and drew attention to key issues, including: the importance of forests to food security, forest fires and forest diseases. It also noted the need for both improved data and information and support to national forest programmes. The Secretariat welcomed feedback on SOFO, and indicated that efforts were being made to improve the promotion and distribution of SOFO.
9. The Committee noted that improved information and knowledge were particularly important for sustainable forest management. It confirmed that this remained at the core of FAO's mandate and recommended that FAO continue to give high priority to this topic.
10. The Committee noted the relevance and significance of forest knowledge management in the context of support to countries, in particular in the implementation of their national forest programmes. It recommended that FAO actively support country efforts and international initiatives to improve access to forest information, taking into account the role that international cooperation can play in this regard.
11. The Committee reconfirmed its appreciation of the forest sector outlook studies and their usefulness in policy and planning formulation.
12. The Committee recommended that FAO continue to develop partnerships with other organizations and international institutions to facilitate the collection, analysis and dissemination of information, and to increase the efficiency and effectiveness of knowledge management. In this respect, the Committee requested that FAO work actively, within the Collaborative Partnership on Forests and through other means, to promote the dissemination of knowledge and experience.
13. The Committee recommended that FAO continue to review, improve and harmonize forestry-related definitions and terms. It also encouraged FAO to work with countries to improve the coverage and reliability of both quantitative and qualitative information. In this respect, many countries stressed the importance of indigenous knowledge and suggested that FAO, in collaboration with other relevant organizations, examine how this knowledge could be collected and used more effectively, and that FAO promote the recording and retrieval of this knowledge.
14. The Committee welcomed the use of new technology to collect and disseminate information, but noted that many member countries did not have access to such facilities. The Committee recommended that FAO continue to publish information as books and reports and improve their dissemination, using a broad range of media. The Committee recognized the importance of the WAICENT information system for optimizing results.
15. The Committee noted the financial and technological constraints in many countries to improving information and knowledge about their forest sectors. It requested FAO to assist them with training and technology transfer to overcome these constraints.
16. While noting the importance of sharing information between countries, the Committee also recognized the need for support to improved information sharing among stakeholders within countries. Countries noted the importance of considering the full range of forest values in countries' national accounts.
17. The Committee welcomed the proposal to address the need for information sharing and capacity building within the framework of the proposed national forest programme implementation facility, and looked forward to receiving additional details on this facility for further consideration.
18. The Committee welcomed the report, which stimulated debate and provided a useful consideration of two processes that were subjects of considerable discussion and confusion. It noted that several aspects needed further clarification.
19. The Committee noted that criteria and indicators characterized environmental, economic, social and cultural dimensions of sustainable forest management and enabled assessment of status and trends in forest condition and progress towards sustainable forest management.
20. In regard to criteria and indicators, the Committee recommended that FAO, in collaboration with national, regional and international partners and processes:
21. The Committee supported the recommendation of the FAO/ITTO/UNEP/CIFOR/IUFRO Expert Consultation on Criteria and Indicators for Sustainable Forest Management (Rome, November 2000), to organize a broadly-based international conference on the subject.
22. The Committee was informed of actions conducted by the African Timber Organization with respect to tests on criteria and indicators in Congo Basin countries.
23. The Committee noted the need to further explore the relationship between criteria and indicators at national and forest management unit (operational) levels, and between these and forest certification. It encouraged FAO, in cooperation with other relevant organizations, to continue working in this area.
24. Certification was seen as one of a number of voluntary market-based instruments that could provide an incentive for improved forest management, using agreed standards. The Committee noted that certification, in itself, was not necessarily a guarantee of sustainable forest management.
25. The Committee underscored that certification schemes should be voluntary, nondiscriminatory, transparent and market-oriented. The Committee recognized the many uncertainties surrounding the positive and negative aspects of certification, including its potential impact on trade. The Committee recognized the need for further clarification on the actual effects of certification on sustainable forest management and trade, as well as its relation to criteria and indicators processes.
26. The Committee noted that certification compliance costs were an issue for some forest owners.
27. In regard to certification, the Committee took note of the outcomes of the seminar on "Building Confidence Among Forest Certification Schemes and their Supporters", organized by FAO in Rome in February 2001, in collaboration with the German Agency for Technical Cooperation (GTZ) and the International Tropical Timber Organization (ITTO). It recognized FAO's important role in providing a neutral forum for discussion on certification issues.
28. The Committee recommended that FAO, in collaboration with national, regional and international partners and processes, avoiding duplication, continue efforts to:
29. In relation to sustainable forest management, the Committee was informed of the results of the International Expert Consultation on the Management of Forest Fires (Rome, March 2001). The Committee took note of the important conclusions and recommendations of the meeting, and urged that FAO take follow-up action to support efforts in fire management.
30. The Committee commended FAO for its strong support to international processes related to forests, including the preparation of background documents and Task Manager reports (for Chapters 11 and 13 of Agenda 21), the secondment of staff to the secretariats of IPF and IFF, and assistance provided to government-led initiatives. It expressed particular appreciation for FAO's leadership of the Interagency Task Force on Forests (ITFF).
31. The Committee requested FAO to provide strong support to the work of the United Nations Forum on Forests (UNFF), and to take an active leadership role in the Collaborative Partnership on Forests (CPF), which would replace the ITFF. It further requested that FAO work with the other CPF members to establish a CPF work programme to support the UNFF, including its future multi-year programme of work (MYPOW) and its plan of action, which would clearly indicate the responsibilities of each CPF member, avoid duplication and maximize synergies. The Committee requested FAO to continue its collaboration with the secretariats of the forest-related conventions.
32. It was noted that most member organizations of the CPF were in the process of obtaining support from their respective governing bodies for their active participation in the CPF. To assist this process, the Committee suggested that COFO members express support for CPF to the governing bodies of the other CPF members, as well.
33. The Committee requested FAO, in collaboration with other CPF members, to assist the UNFF in its work related to monitoring, assessment and reporting on progress toward implementing the IPF and IFF proposals for action, using existing channels and streamlining the reporting processes to the extent possible. The Global Forest Resources Assessment programme and existing regional and international processes for criteria and indicators for sustainable forest management could be components of the monitoring and reporting system.
34. The Committee requested FAO to support countries in their implementation of the IPF and IFF proposals for action, including capacity building and related technical and financial assistance especially to developing countries and countries with economies in transition, to develop and implement effective national policy frameworks and national forest programmes.
35. The Committee requested FAO to report at the next session of COFO on the relationship between the FAO programme of work and the implementation of the IPF and IFF proposals for action.
36. The Committee appreciated the organization of an informal meeting held during COFO to discuss IPF and IFF implementation issues prior to the formal discussion, and suggested that this approach might be used again in future meetings of COFO for other topics.
37. The Committee commended FAO for implementing the recommendations of the Fourteenth Session of the Committee on Forestry. While remarking on the limited allocation of resources, the Committee noted that two-thirds of the regular programme resources planned for the current biennium 2000-01 were allocated to the four priority clusters identified in the FAO Strategic Plan for Forestry. The clusters were: 1) global forest statistics and information; 2) technologies and methodologies for the conservation and sustainable use of trees, wooded lands and forests; 3) institutional strengthening; and 4) support to international processes influencing forests.
38. The Committee recommended that FAO continue to support national forest programmes, with emphasis on assisting countries to develop or strengthen national institutional capacities and improve policies and conceptual frameworks for integrated forest sector development. The Committee requested FAO to fully take account of the interactions between the forest, agriculture and other sectors in its work. The Committee requested FAO to play a more active role in assisting countries to improve inter-institutional co-ordination at national and international levels.
39. The Committee commended FAO for its support to the Intergovernmental Panel on Forests (IPF) and Intergovernmental Forum on Forests (IFF), and its leadership ofthe Interagency Task Force on Forests (ITFF). The Committee requested FAO to strengthen its role in support of the United Nations Forum on Forests (UNFF) and within the Collaborative Partnership on Forests (CPF), including ongoing efforts to improve co-ordination among international organizations. The Committee recommended that FAO keep member countries informed about international processes, including the various conventions that relate to forests, in order to assist countries in their participation in the international forest policy dialogue.
40. The Committee supported the strengthening of the FAO field programme in forestry, and the strengthening of its collaboration with regional organizations active in the forest sector.
41. The Committee felt that the FAO should facilitate the exchange of information within and amongst countries about successful approaches to forest management, given that this flow of information is essential to serve the cause of sustainable forest management. It also took note of the serious threat that, amongst others, forest fires and forest diseases are posing to forests. It therefore requested FAO to provide better support to national forest programmes in this regard.
42. The Committee commended FAO and its member countries in Asia for the development of the Code of Practice for Forest Harvesting in the Asia-Pacific Region and the development of national codes in a number of countries in Asia, with the active support of the Asia-Pacific Forestry Commission. It suggested that other regions may benefit from a similar initiative.
43. The Committee expressed its appreciation for the progress report on the FAO Programmes and welcomed the revised format. The Committee requested FAO to improve its use of indicators of accomplishments, including the introduction of clear and timebound objectives when reporting on the impact of its programmes and activities.
44. The Committee noted the increased allocation to forestry within the FAO regular programme budget, but recommended that the next programme of work and budget provide for additional resources to reflect the growing and legitimate demands placed upon the Forestry Department.
45. The Committee commended FAO for carrying out the Forest Resources Assessment 2000 (FRA 2000) and for presenting the findings in a comprehensive and transparent way. It acknowledged the difficulties posed by the limited availability of timely and accurate national inventory reports, and by the lack of adequate financial resources to ensure the elaboration of these inventories. It recognized the considerable efforts involved in harmonizing national inventory information in a global synthesis. While recognizing that the rate of global deforestation may have slowed in the 1990-2000 period, the Committee nonetheless noted with concern the continued high level of deforestation. It urged countries to consider the FRA 2000 findings when carrying out policy development and planning.
46. The Committee recognized FAO's leading role in global forest resources assessment and recommended that the global FRA programme continue to be a priority for the Forestry Department. It also emphasized the importance of seeking harmonized definitions of forest terms.
47. The Committee noted the inclusion of a wider range of forest-related variables in FRA 2000 than in past assessments. It recommended that FAO continue its efforts to carry out broad assessments that included various aspects of forest resources, such as biological diversity, forest health, and resource use. While acknowledging the importance of the studies on forest cover and cover change, the Committee recognized that the monitoring of indicators of sustainable forest management would require assessment of qualitative forest and ecosystem parameters, as well as variables related to social and economic features of forest use.
48. The Committee recommended that FAO continue to analyse the findings of FRA 2000, including the causes underlying the positive and negative long-term trends in forest resources. Such conclusions should be included in the main report of FRA 2000, scheduled to be released later in 2001. The Committee recommended that FAO investigate additional opportunities to publicize the findings of FRA and bring it to the attention to the wider public audience.
49. The Committee supported the participatory validation process employed in FRA 2000, whereby a comprehensive brief containing the preliminary findings was submitted to each country for comment and validation. Members expressed the importance of being able to review the figures before finalization and release of the results, and indicated their willingness to participate in this process. Members noted that they had until 31 March 2001 to validate the data.
50. The Committee recommended that FAO continue to work with regional partners and processes, including the UN Economic Commission for Europe, in global forest resources assessment, and it emphasized the benefits of carrying out assessments and analyzing results at the regional level.
51. The Committee requested FAO to provide continued technical and financial assistance especially to developing countries and countries with economies in transition, for country capacity building in carrying out national-level assessments and monitoring, in order to improve the timely availability and quality of data.
52. The Committee commended FAO for the clear presentation of the Medium-Term Plan, including the priorities proposed for forestry, and for the improvements made in the overall FAO planning process in the past few years. The Committee requested continued improvements in the process, especially with respect to outputs and indicators, which would facilitate the evaluation of programme achievements during the next six years, and called for an assessment of programmes which should be terminated and those which should receive priority and funding before the next COFO. The Committee urged FAO to provide up-to-date information in advance to member countries.
53. The Committee supported the programme priorities for forestry in the Medium-Term Plan, and highlighted the importance of proposed work in information on forest and tree resources and their uses; national forest programmes and criteria and indicators processes, including institutional capacity building and human resources development; outlook studies; further development of the technical foundation for sustainable forest resources management, forest conservation and development and for improved forest product harvesting and use; facilitation of regional and international co-operation on forests, including implementation of the proposals for action of IPF and IFF; efforts to combat desertification; and promotion of social and economic equity and human well-being through participatory forestry. The Committee supported FAO's strategy of strengthening partnerships working in forestry and recommended increased collaboration with other sectors.
54. The Committee emphasized other important areas of work, including support to developing countries and countries with low forest cover; management of wild fauna; forest fire management; combating of illegal activities in the forest sector; forests and watershed management; and development of non-wood forest products.
55. The Committee requested FAO to fully support the UNFF and to take a leadership role in the CPF. It recommended that FAO continue to collaborate with the Secretariats of the Convention on Biological Diversity, the Convention to Combat Desertification, and the Framework Convention on Climate Change, on issues related to forests.
56. The Committee requested FAO to assist countries in incorporating linkages between sustainable forest management and other sectors, including agriculture.
57. The Committee requested FAO to allocate an increased share of its regular programme budget to forestry, in view of the sector's critical contributions to food security and poverty eradication, bearing in mind the need to prioritize its activities within the level of resources eventually approved by the Conference.
58. At the invitation of the Chair, Canada informed the Committee of progress being made with the preparations for the 12th World Forestry Congress, to be held in Québec City (Canada) from 21 to 28 September 2003. The Committee took note that the planning of events was well underway, including for a proposed ministerial event, and expressed its appreciation for the update.
59. The Committee was informed of FAO's plans regarding future work on forest resources assessment, including a proposed Global Forest Survey (GFS) framework; on information standards; and on continuous global reporting. Conclusions of the informal technical session, which was held on the topic the previous day, were presented.
60. The Committee supported, in principle, the idea of a Global Forest Survey, recognizing its potential as a mechanism to improve the availability and quality of national level data and information and as a useful complement to FAO's periodic global forest resources assessments. The Committee recommended that FAO further develop the concept of the GFS and elaborate its scope, methodology, objectives, activities, outputs, institutional arrangements and financial requirements, taking into account the need to clarify the relationship with FRA. The Committee noted the potential links between the GFS framework and the criteria found in many criteria and indicators processes. FAO was also asked to consider whether the name adequately reflected the proposed activities. The Committee requested FAO to elaborate the GFS proposal in collaboration with countries and to take into account related international initiatives. The Committee recommended that FAO present a more detailed proposal to the next sessions of the Regional Forestry Commissions and to the Sixteenth Session of COFO.
61. The Committee recommended that the GFS give special attention to country capacity building, using on-going national efforts in forest resources assessment, linkages with other regional and international initiatives, continued work on forest-related definitions, and qualitative forest parameters.
62. The Committee also took note of the proposal to include an interim five-year effort of reduced scale between each ten-year Global Forest Resources Assessment.
63. The Committee noted FAO's efforts on climate change and forestry, and fully supported FAO's role as a neutral forum to provide technical support to the international deliberations on climate change.
64. The Committee stressed the need for FAO activities and documents to take fully into account what was agreed in the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). In this regard, it recognized that parts of SOFO 2001 may not reflect the current understanding of forestry issues in those fora.
65. The Committee recognized the great impact of climate change on forests, including on biological diversity and desertification, as well as the impact of forests on climate. The Committee stressed the importance of FAO incorporating climate change considerations into its work.
66. The Committee encouraged FAO to strengthen the collection and dissemination of information relevant to the dialogue on forestry and climate change. Further, it requested FAO to collaborate with other agencies, such as the UNFCCC, IPCC, Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) and United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (CCD) in providing technical input regarding elaboration and reconciliation of terms and definitions.
67. The Committee urged FAO to work in collaboration with other organizations and bodies, such as the IPCC, CCD Secretariat, Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) and ITTO, in providing technical input to the development of inventories and methodologies for measurement of carbon.
68. The Committee requested FAO to strengthen its support to country capacity building in the development and implementation of climate change related activities in the forest sector, including desertification.
69. The Committee recommended FAO to provide assistance in the assessment of vulnerability and adaptive management strategies in response to climate change.
70. The Committee welcomed the multidisciplinary work of the ad hoc Interdepartmental Working Group on Climate in relation to agriculture and food security. It urged that the working group be strengthened and that it proactively collaborate with other agencies and institutions involved in forestry and climate change issues.
71. The Committee recognized the importance of mountain regions and the people who live there, and acknowledged the significant opportunity presented by the observance of the International Year of Mountains (IYM) to raise greater awareness and action on mountain issues. It recognized the rights of mountain people to development opportunities, and the importance of greater empowerment and improved livelihoods of mountain dwellers. The importance of mountains to non-mountainous countries was highlighted, in particular with respect to their role in supplying fresh water to lowland areas.
72. The Committee expressed its support and endorsement of FAO's role as lead agency for the IYM. It noted the strong collaboration that FAO had developed with other UN organizations, non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and other partners in the IYM coordination effort, and encouraged FAO to continue this approach. The Committee recognized the need for the FAO IYM programme to be multi-sectoral and multi-disciplinary.
73. The Committee noted with satisfaction that, in many countries, national committees had been established for the IYM, and encouraged FAO to continue to support these national initiatives.
74. The Committee endorsed the recommendations of the regional forestry commissions related to IYM.
75. The Committee recognized FAO's technical expertise in raising awareness of the links between healthy mountain ecosystems and food security. It encouraged FAO to take full advantage of the opportunities within its Priority Areas for Inter-disciplinary Action and the FAO Medium-Term Plan to support the themes promoted by the IYM.
76. In view of the coinciding observance in 2002 of the International Year of Ecotourism, the Committee urged FAO to collaborate with the organizers of that event to ensure that both Years were fully synchronised. It also stressed the need for strong collaboration with regional and sub-regional bodies in supporting the IYM observance.
77. The Committee recognized the need for increased extra-budgetary support to assist with the IYM observance, in particular through the multi-donor trust fund that FAO had established to promote and implement activities related to the IYM. It stressed the need for follow-up action well beyond 2002 to achieve full impact of the opportunities presented by the IYM.
78. The Committee noted the decisions of the 116th Session of the FAO Council and the 30th Session of the FAO Conference. It supported the recommendations of the FAO Regional Commissions and Conferences that adequate resources be made available to the Forestry Department so that FAO could enhance its assistance to countries in the forest sector.
79. The Committee recognized the significant potential and capacity of the Regional Forestry Commissions (RFCs) to identify emerging and important regional forestry issues, bring such issues to global attention, support technology and information exchange, enhance coordination, promote regional integration and facilitate the exchange of lessons learned. It urged FAO to continue to strengthen the capacity and roles of the RFCs.
80. The Committee noted the recommendations of the recent sessions of RFCs and other FAO Statutory Bodies and requested FAO to support their implementation.
81. The Committee welcomed the establishment of the Tehran Process on Low Forest Cover Countries, and requested FAO's continued support to it.
82. The Committee recommended that the RFCs support implementation of the IPF/IFF proposals for action by facilitating national review and prioritization of the proposals, and identifying the comparative advantages of various organizations and processes offering support.
83. The Committee recommended that the RFCs, in collaboration with regional processes, take an active role in facilitating the input of regional perspectives to the UNFF and the CPF. It requested FAO to facilitate the exchange of information and ideas among the RFCs and with the UNFF and CPF in a transparent manner.
84. Noting the importance of the private sector and NGOs in forestry, the Committee encouraged the RFCs to enhance the involvement of these groups in the work of the Commissions.
85. The Committee stressed the importance of the RFCs and other Statutory Bodies in disseminating information in a timely manner and welcomed the development of websites and electronic networking as complements to traditional information exchange.
86. The Committee stressed the importance of Mediterranean forest issues, and requested FAO to revitalize the Committee on Mediterranean Forestry Questions, Silva Mediterranea.
87. The Committee also stressed the importance of wildlife for the economies and food security of African countries and requested continued support for the African Forestry and Wildlife Commission.
88. The Committee welcomed the report of the Meeting of the Bureaux of the Regional Forestry Commissions, which had been convened on 11 March 2001. The Committee requested that similar opportunities for exchanging information and ideas among the Commissions be provided in the future.
89. The Committee noted that some countries asked the FAO to align the regional economic groups in future editions of SOFO according to the geographical coverage of the Regional Forestry Commissions.
90. The Committee agreed to hold its next Session in Rome from 10 to14 March 2003.
|1.||Opening of the Session|
|2.||Adoption of the Agenda|
|3.||Election of officers and designation of the Drafting Committee|
|4.||State of the World's Forests (SOFO 2001 report)
|MAJOR FORESTRY POLICY ISSUES|
|5.||Forestry information and knowledge management|
|6.||Criteria and indicators of sustainable forest management of all types of forests and implications for certification and trade|
|7.||FAO support to the implementation of the
Intergovernmental Panel on Forests/ Intergovernmental Forum on Forests (IPF/IFF) proposals
|FAO PROGRAMMES IN FORESTRY|
|8.||(a)||Review of FAO programmes in the forestry sector, including follow-up to the requests and recommendations of the Fourteenth Session of the Committee including the Programme Implementation Report|
|(b)||Results of Forest Resources Assessment 2000 (FRA 2000)|
|(c)||Medium-Term Plan 2002-07|
|(d)||Proposals for Global Forest Resources Assessment (FRA)|
|9.||Climate change and the Kyoto Protocol: key forestry-related issues|
|10.||International Year of Mountains, 2000
|MATTERS REFERRED TO THE ATTENTION OF THE COMMITTEE|
|11.||Decisions of FAO Governing Bodies of interest to the Committee|
|12.||Recommendations of the Regional Forestry
Commissions and other FAO Statutory Bodies in forestry of interest to the Committee
|13.||Date and place of next Session|
|14.||Adoption of the Report|
|15.||Closing of Session|
COUNTRIES AND ORGANIZATIONS
REPRESENTED AT THE SESSION
Congo, Republic of
Democratic People's Republic of Korea
Iran, Islamic Republic of
Libyan Arab Jamahiriya
Syrian Arab Republic
United States of America
Congo, Democratic Republic of
Korea, Republic of
|OBSERVERS FROM FAO MEMBER NATIONS
OBSERVERS FROM UNITED NATIONS MEMBER STATES
PERMANENT OBSERVER TO FAO
SOVEREIGN ORDER OF MALTA
REPRESENTATIVES OF UNITED NATIONS AND SPECIALIZED AGENCIES
OBSERVERS FROM INTERGOVERNMENTAL AND INTERNATIONAL
|COFO-2001/2||Forestry information and knowledge management|
|COFO-2001/3||Criteria and indicators of sustainable forest management of all types of forests and implications for certification and trade|
|COFO-2001/4||FAO support to the implementation of the IPF/IFF proposals for action|
|COFO-2001/5||Review of FAO programmes in the forestry sector, including the Programme Implementation Report (1998-99), and follow-up to the requests and recommendations of the 14th session of the Committee|
|COFO-2001/6||Results of FRA 2000|
|COFO-2001/6-Supp.1||Results of the Global Forest Resources Assessment 2000|
|COFO-2001/7-Rev.1||Medium-term Plan 2002-07|
|COFO-2001/8||Proposals for future Global Forest Resources Assessment|
|COFO-2001/9||Climate change and the Kyoto Protocol: key forestry-related issues|
|COFO-2001/10||International Year of Mountains, 2002|
|COFO-2001/11||Decisions of FAO Governing Bodies of interest to the Committee|
|COFO-2001/12||Recommendations of the Regional Forestry Commissions and
other FAO Statutory Bodies in forestry of interest to the Committee
|COFO-2001/INF.2||Provisional List of documents|
|COFO-2001/INF.3||Provisional List of participants|
|COFO-2001/INF.4||Statement of competence and voting rights submitted by the European Community (EC) and its member countries|
|COFO-2001/INF.5||The Global Forest Resources Assessment 2000 - Summary Report
|COFO-2001/LIM.1||Medium-Term Plan 2002-07|