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.
Commission web sites
|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||Ekrem Yazici|
|Latin American and Caribbean Forestry Commission - 29th Session||FAO (FOD)||16 November 2015 - 20 November 2015||Peru||Lima||English, Spanish||Jorge Meza|
|22nd Session of the Near East Forestry and Range Commission||FAO||14 December 2015 - 18 December 2015||Algeria||To be decided||English, French, Arabic||Abdel Hamied Hamid|
|North American Forest Commission - 28th Session||FO/FAO||11 January 2016 - 15 January 2016||Mexico||Campeche||English, Spanish||Peter Csoka|
|African Forestry and Wildlife Commission - 20th Session||FAO||1 February 2016 - 5 February 2016||United Republic of Tanzania||Arusha||English, French||Bojang Foday|
|Asia-Pacific Forestry Commission - 26th Session||FAO||22 February 2016 - 26 February 2016||Philippines||To be decided||English||Patrick Durst|