2 October 2015

The FAO Forestry Department has launched a virtual forum consultation to encourage input from external peer contributors to improve the first draft of the Voluntary Guidelines Section III . The guidelines will present a set of good practice principles supported by a set of decision-making tools for the planning and implementation of a multipurpose, scientifically sound National Forest Monitoring Systems. The virtual forum will be a consultative peer-review process prior to the guideline’s finalization and will be online from the 1 – 21 October 2015. The finalized guidelines will be released for the consideration of COFO at its 23rd Session in July 2016. This open forum invites respondents to provide relevant case studies on country experiences, including any instances of “good practices to be shared” and “errors to be avoided.” Comments and input are welcome on all chapters of Section III as well.

To read more about the virtual forum happening now, view the discussion on the Global Forum on Food Security and Nutrition website.


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6th International Wildland Fire Conference Republic of Korea, 12 October 2015 - 16 October 2015
Latin American and Caribbean Forestry Commission - 29th Session Peru, 9 November 2015 - 13 November 2015
Global Landscapes Forum 3 France, 5 December 2015 - 6 December 2015
22nd Session of the Near East Forestry and Range Commission Algeria, 13 December 2015 - 17 December 2015
North American Forest Commission - 28th Session Mexico, 11 January 2016 - 15 January 2016

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