FAO joined forest and forestry-related institutions and organizations around the world in celebrating International Year of Forests: Forests for People.  Throughout the year, this website connected you to what is going on in the world of forests by providing newsworthy information and resources for outreach activities.


  • Events: Updates on Forests 2011 activities in FAO and FAO member countries around the world. 
  • Toolkit: The toolkit provides key messages, outreach suggestions, templates for graphics, photos, videos and much more for those interested in planning their own Forests 2011 activities and sharing Forests 2011 information with others.
  • Publications: Links to the latest publications such as the State of World's Forests 2011 and the special photographic issue of Unasylva, celebrating forests every day.





A tribute to the late Nobel Peace Prize winner Wangari Maathai


FAO's Goodwill Ambassadors message

Senegal: dryland forests

Philippines: Regeneration project

Mongolia: Forest communities










last updated:  Friday, February 15, 2013