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FAO Forestry Paper 182




State of the World's Forests




Forests and Education

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.


7th International Wildland Fire Conference Brazil, 28 October 2019 - 1 November 2019
2nd Latin America Urban Forestry Meeting Colombia, 5 November 2019 - 8 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 Turkey, 25 November 2019 - 29 November 2019
GFOI Plenary 2020 Italy, 9 March 2020 - 13 March 2020
25th Session of the Committee on Forestry Italy, 22 June 2020 - 26 June 2020

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last updated:  Wednesday, July 17, 2019