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FAO Forestry Paper 182




State of the World's Forests




Forests and Education


Global Forest Observations Initiative (GFOI) Communications Workshop Italy, 10 July 2019 - 12 July 2019
Latin American and Caribbean Forestry Commission (LACFC) - 31st Session Uruguay, 2 September 2019 - 6 September 2019
North American Forest Commission (NAFC) - 30th Session United States of America, 9 September 2019 - 12 September 2019
7th International Wildland Fire Conference Brazil, 28 October 2019 - 1 November 2019
African Forestry and Wildlife Commission (AFWC) - 22nd Session South Africa, 18 November 2019 - 22 November 2019
Near East Forestry and Range Commission (NEFRC) - 24th Session Sudan, 1 December 2019 - 5 December 2019

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The United Nations General Assembly proclaimed 21 March the International Day of Forests in 2012, to celebrate and raise awareness of the importance of all types of forests. The Collaborative Partnership on Forests choose a different theme for each International Day of Forests, during which countries are encouraged to undertake local, national and international efforts to organize activities involving forests and trees, such as tree planting campaigns.


last updated:  Friday, June 14, 2019