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62. On the basis of Information Note FO:APFC/2002/INF.4, the Commission was updated on recent activities of the United Nations Forum on Forests (UNFF), the Collaborative Partnership on Forests (CPF) and the International Year of Mountains, as well as plans for the XII World Forestry Congress.

63. The Commission noted the wide array of activities organised in Asia and the Pacific in connection with the International Year of Mountains, culminating with the Global Mountain Summit 2002, to be convened in Bishkik, Kyrgyzstan. The Commission urged FAO to continue support for sustainable mountain development beyond the immediate year of observance.

64. Delegates were informed of preparations being made for the XII World Forestry Congress, to be convened 21-28 September 2003, in Quebec City, Canada, under the central theme of “Forests, source of life.”

65. Delegates briefed the Commission on a number of other significant forestry related international events being planned for the coming year.

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