FAO Forestry - statutory bodies
Regional Forestry Commissions
Six Regional Forestry Commissions were established by the FAO Conference between 1947 and 1959. Every two years, the Commissions bring together the Heads of Forestry in each major region of the world to address the most important forestry issues in the region. The Commissions consider both policy and technical issues. The Commissions play a key role in the international arrangement on forests, serving as a link between global dialogue at the Committee on Forestry (COFO) and the United Nations Forum on Forests (UNFF), and national implementation.
The Regional Forestry Commissions are also active in-between formal sessions. Most of the Commissions have technical working groups or sub-regional chapters that implement projects that benefit from collaboration among countries in the region.
Commission web sites
|Latin American and Caribbean Forestry Commission (LACFC) - 28th Session||FAO Regional Office for Latin America and the Caribbeans||9 September 2013 - 13 September 2013||Guyana||Georgetown||English, Spanish||Brenda Hivy Ortiz-Chour|
|19th Session of the African Forestry and Wildlife Commission||Regional Office for Africa (RAF)||30 September 2013 - 4 October 2013||Namibia||Windhoek||English, French||Foday Bojang|
|North American Forest Commission - 27th Session||FAO (FODL), US Forest Service||15 October 2013 - 19 October 2013||United States of America||Madison, Wisconsin||English, Spanish||Peter Csoka Dominique Rozas|
|25th Asia-Pacific Forestry Commission||FAO Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific||4 November 2013 - 8 November 2013||New Zealand||To be decided||English||Patrick Durst|
|Metsä 2013 - Joint Session of the 37th European Forestry Commission- 71st UNECE Committee on Forest and Forest Industry||Jointly organized by FAO and UNECE||9 December 2013 - 13 December 2013||Finland||Rovaniemi||English, French, Spanish, Russian||Dominique Reeb|
|21st Session of the Near East Forestry and Range Commission||Regional Office for the Near East (RNE)||January 2014||To be decided||To be decided||English, Arabic|