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
Near East Forestry and Range Commission - 23rd Session FAO (FO-RNE) 11 December 2017 - 14 December 2017 Lebanon Beirut English, French, Arabic Abdel Hamied Hamid
African Forestry and Wildlife Commission - 21st Session FAO (FO-AF) March 2018 To be decided To be decided English, French Magnus Grylle

last updated:  Monday, November 9, 2015