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Committee on Forestry (FO-701)

Next Session

COFO - 23rd Session - 2016

Previous Sessions and documents

COFO - 22nd Session - June 2014
COFO - 21th Session - September 2012
COFO - 20th Session - October 2010

COFO - 19th Session - March 2009
COFO - 18th Session - March 2007
COFO - 17th Session - March 2005

COFO - 16th Session - March 2003

COFO - 15th Session - March 2001

COFO - 14th Session - March 1999
COFO - 13th Session - March 1997

Legal Framework
Article of Constitution

Article V

Origin

Established by the Conference at its Sixteenth Session (1971, Resolution 10/71) as a Committee of the Council.

Rules of Procedure

Adopted at the Second Session (1974) and amended at the Third Session (1976).
See Basic Texts, Vol. I - Section J, Rules of Procedure of the Committee on Forestry

Category Cat.1
Purpose

The terms of reference of the Committee as laid down in Rule XXXI of the General Rules of the Organization include the following:

  • Conduct periodic reviews of international forestry problems and appraise these problems with a view to proposing concerted action to be undertaken by Member Nations and the Organization in their resolution;
  • Review the work programmes of the Organization in the field of forestry and their implementation;
  • Advise the Director-General on the future work programmes of the Organization in the field of forestry and on their implementation;
  • Review specific matters relating to forestry referred to the Committee by the Council or the Director-General, or placed by the Committee on its agenda at the request of a Member Nation in accordance with the rules of procedure of the Committee, and make recommendations as may be appropriate;
  • Report to the Council and tender advice to the Director-General, as appropriate, on matters considered by the Committee.
Secretary Mr Peter Csoka, FOEL
Membership Open to all Members which notify the Director-General in writing of their desire to become Members of the Committee and of their intention to participate in its work. The notification may be made at any time but not later than 10 days before the opening date of a session. Membership acquired on this basis shall be considered valid unless the Member has not been represented at two consecutive sessions of the Committee, or has notified its withdrawal from it.
Chairperson Mr Bharrat Jagdeo (Guyana)
Number of Members 138
List of Members
  • Afghanistan
  • Albania
  • Algeria
  • Angola
  • Argentina
  • Armenia
  • Australia
  • Austria
  • Azerbaijan
  • Bangladesh
  • Belarus
  • Belgium
  • Benin
  • Bhutan
  • Bolivia (Plurinational State of)
  • Botswana
  • Brazil
  • Bulgaria
  • Burkina Faso
  • Burundi
  • Cabo Verde
  • Cameroon
  • Canada
  • Central African Republic
  • Chad
  • Chile
  • China
  • Colombia
  • Congo
  • Costa Rica
  • Côte d'Ivoire
  • Croatia
  • Cuba
  • Cyprus
  • Czech Republic
  • Democratic People's Republic of Korea
  • Democratic Republic of the Congo
  • Denmark
  • Dominica
  • Dominican Republic
  • Ecuador
  • Egypt
  • El Salvador
  • Equatorial Guinea
  • Eritrea
  • Estonia
  • Ethiopia
  • European Union (Member Organization)
  • Finland
  • France
  • Gabon
  • Gambia
  • Germany
  • Ghana
  • Greece
  • Grenada
  • Guatemala
  • Guinea
  • Guyana
  • Haiti
  • Honduras
  • Hungary
  • Iceland
  • India
  • Indonesia
  • Iran (Islamic Republic of)
  • Iraq
  • Ireland
  • Italy
  • Jamaica
  • Japan
  • Jordan
  • Kenya
  • Kuwait
  • Latvia
  • Lebanon
  • Lesotho
  • Liberia
  • Libya
  • Lithuania
  • Madagascar
  • Malaysia
  • Mali
  • Mauritania
  • Mexico
  • Mongolia
  • Morocco
  • Mozambique
  • Namibia
  • Netherlands
  • New Zealand
  • Nicaragua
  • Niger
  • Nigeria
  • Norway
  • Pakistan
  • Panama
  • Papua New Guinea
  • Paraguay
  • Peru
  • Philippines
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Republic of Korea
  • Romania
  • Russian Federation
  • Sao Tome and Principe
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Senegal
  • Serbia
  • Sierra Leone
  • Slovakia
  • South Africa
  • South Sudan
  • Spain
  • Sri Lanka
  • Sudan
  • Suriname
  • Swaziland
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • Thailand
  • Togo
  • Tunisia
  • Turkey
  • Uganda
  • Ukraine
  • United Arab Emirates
  • United Kingdom
  • United Republic of Tanzania
  • United States of America
  • Uruguay
  • Uzbekistan
  • Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of)
  • Viet Nam
  • Yemen
  • Zambia
  • Zimbabwe
Languages Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian and Spanish
Document symbol COFO
Frequency of Sessions Normally one session per biennium
Division Forest Economics, Policy and Products Division (FOE)
Contact information/email

Peter.Csoka@fao.org

Web site

Committee on Forestry

First Session May 1972
Pattern of sessions

Normally one session per biennium, in non-Conference years. If required, the Committee may hold additional sessions (Rule XXXI-3 and 4, GRO).