Regional Forestry Commissions

Six Regional Forestry Commissions were established by the FAO Conference between 1947 and 1959. Every two years, the Commissions bring together the Heads of Forestry in each major region of the world to address the most important forestry issues in the region. The Commissions consider both policy and technical issues. The Commissions play a key role in the international arrangement on forests, serving as a link between global dialogue at the Committee on Forestry (COFO) and the United Nations Forum on Forests (UNFF), and national implementation.

The Regional Forestry Commissions are also active in-between formal sessions. Most of the Commissions have technical working groups or sub-regional chapters that implement projects that benefit from collaboration among countries in the region.

Upcoming sessions

Title Organizer Date Country Venue Languages Contact
Latin American and Caribbean Forestry Commission - 29th Session FAO (FOD) 5 October 2015 - 9 October 2015 To be decided To be decided English, Spanish  
Joint Session of the 38th European Forestry Commission - 72nd UNECE Committee on Forest and Forest Industry FAO, ECE 2 November 2015 - 6 November 2015 Switzerland Engelberg English, French, Spanish, Russian  
22nd Session of the Near East Forestry and Range Commission FAO December 2015 Algeria To be decided English, French, Arabic  
North American Forest Commission - 28th Session FO/FAO 11 January 2016 - 16 January 2016 Mexico Campeche English, Spanish  
Asia-Pacific Forestry Commission - 26th Session FAO February 2016 To be decided To be decided English  
African Forestry and Wildlife Commission - 20th Session FAO 1 February 2016 - 5 February 2016 United Republic of Tanzania To be decided English, French  

last updated:  Thursday, August 28, 2014