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
32nd Latin American and Caribbean Forestry Commission (COFLAC) FAO/LAC 6 September 2021 - 10 September 2021 To be decided To be decided English, French, Spanish  
31st Session of the North American Forest Commission (NAFC) FAO (NFO) 13 September 2021 - 17 September 2021 Mexico Oaxaca English, Spanish  
25th Near East Forestry and Range Commission FAO/NE 18 October 2021 - 22 October 2021 To be decided To be decided English, Arabic  
Joint Session of the 41st FAO European Forestry Commission (EFC) and the 79th UNECE Committee on Forests and the Forest Industry FAO/UNECE 22 November 2021 - 25 November 2021 Italy Rome English, French, Spanish, Russian  

last updated:  Monday, November 9, 2015