Criteria and Indicators - for sustainable forest management
The importance of forests for the future of humankind and the planet lead the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) of the United Nations to establish an Intergovernmental Panel on Forests(IPF) in 1995, in order to pursue consensus and formulate coordinated proposals aimed at the management, conservation and sustainable development of all types of forests.
In 1997, after the IPF mandate concluded, the ECOSOC established an intergovernmental forum on forests
Finally, in 2000, ECOSOC's Commission on Sustainable Development established the United Nations Forum on Forests
One of the UNFF mandates is to follow up on the
Along with the creation of the UNFF, the Commission on Sustainable Development also urged the heads of relevant organizations of the United Nations system and heads of other international organizations and institutions to form a