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FAO Forestry Paper 182




State of the World's Forests




Forests and Education


Advisory Committee on Sustainable Forest-based Industries - 60th Session Canada, 7 May 2019
Asia Pacific Forestry Commission (APFC) - 28th Session Republic of Korea, 17 June 2019 - 21 June 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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