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Latin American and Caribbean Forestry Commission (LACFC) (RLC-713)

Title Latin American and Caribbean Forestry Commission (LACFC)
Code RLC-713
Sessions and documents

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Legal Framework
Article of Constitution

Article VI.1


Established by the Conference at its Fourth Session (1948) in pursuance of a recommendation of the FAO Teresopolis (Brazil) Forestry Conference in 1948.

Rules of Procedure

Adopted at the Sixth Session (1958), amended at the Seventh (1960) and Fourteenth (1982) Sessions.

Category Cat. 1

To advise on the formulation of forest policy and to review and coordinate its implementation at the regional level; to exchange information and, generally through special Subsidiary Bodies, advise on suitable practices and action regarding technical and economic problems; and to make appropriate recommendations in relation to the foregoing.


Open to all Member Nations and Associate Members of FAO, whose territories are situated wholly or partly in Latin America or who are responsible for the international relations of any non-self-governing territory in that Region. Membership comprises such eligible Nations as have notified the Director-General of the Organization of their desire to be considered as Members.
Canada attends sessions as an observer.

Number of Members 36
List of Members
  • Antigua and Barbuda
  • Argentina
  • Barbados
  • Belize
  • Bolivia (Plurinational State of)
  • Brazil
  • Chile
  • Colombia
  • Costa Rica
  • Cuba
  • Dominica
  • Dominican Republic
  • Ecuador
  • El Salvador
  • France
  • Grenada
  • Guatemala
  • Guyana
  • Haiti
  • Honduras
  • Jamaica
  • Mexico
  • Netherlands
  • Nicaragua
  • Panama
  • Paraguay
  • Peru
  • Saint Kitts and Nevis
  • Saint Lucia
  • Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
  • Suriname
  • Trinidad and Tobago
  • United Kingdom
  • United States of America
  • Uruguay
  • Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of)
Languages English, French and Spanish
Document symbol FO:LACFC
Frequency of Sessions Normally one session per biennium
Contact information/email

First Session May 1949
Pattern of sessions 1949 (twice), 1950, 1952, 1955, 1958, 1960, 1962, 1964, 1967, 1970, 1976, 1980, 1982, 1986, 1988, 1991, 1993, 1996, 1998, 2000, 2002, 2004, 2006, 2008, 2010, 2012 and 2013