Criteria and indicators for sustainable forest management
In its capacity of forestry task manager in follow-up action to UNCED, IPF, IFF and the United Nations Forum on Forests, FAO has supported the on-going international criteria and indicators processes in a number of developing regions that did not earlier participate in the debate. These include:
The organization works in close collaboration with the Secretariats of the nine international or eco-regional processes, with individual countries and with partner institutions (CATIE, CIFOR, IUFRO, ITTO, UNEP) in order to facilitate country-driven work and help strengthening linkages between national and international levels.
FAO also helps in facilitating contacts and information flow among on going, and emerging processes and between these and other forestry related programmes, such as the