Collaborative Partnership on Forests

The Collaborative Partnership on Forests (CPF) is an innovative, voluntary inter-agency partnership of 15 international organizations, institutions and secretariats with substantial programmes on forests.  

The vision of the CPF is that "by 2030 all types of forests and forest landscapes are sustainably managed, their multiple values are fully recognized, the potential of forests and their goods and services is fully unlocked, and the Global Forest Goals, the Sustainable Development Goals and other global forest-related goals, targets and commitments are achieved." To support countries achieve these aims, CPF members work together on forest issues to help move from deforestation to restoration.



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Wangari Maathai Forest Champions Award

Joint initiatives are established between several CPF member organizations to jointly coordinate and implement activities contributing to the same goals.

CPF joint initiatives strengthen collaboration and mobilize political, scientific, technical and financial support within and beyond the partnership. 


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Forest education ©FAO/IR Media
Forest education

Building capacity and knowledge

Vietnam ©FAO
Forest finance facilitation

Effective funding for forests

Vietnam ©FAOJoan Manuel Baliellas
Global Forest Expert Panels

Independent scientific assessments

Indonesia ©FAO/Rahmadiyono Widodo
Green finance for sustainable landscapes

Deforestation-free financing

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International Day of Forests

Celebrate forests on 21 March

Brazil ©FAO/L. Taylor
Streamlining forest-related reporting for countries

Make reporting easier for countries

Strengthening engagement on forest landscape restoration

Forest landscape restoration

Sustainable Wood for a Sustainable World

Sustainable wood value chains

Wangari Maathai
Wangari Maathai Forest Champions Award

Recognizing outstanding contributions

Upcoming events >>

Virtual Event

World Wetlands Day

World Wetlands Day is celebrated every year on 2 February. This day marks the date of the adoption of the Convention on Wetlands on 2 February 1971, in the Iranian city of Ramsar on the shores of the Caspian Sea.

Forested landscapes close to the timber town of Lastoursville, Gabon

Hybrid Event, Rome (Italy)

CPF Organization-Led Initiative
22/02/2023 - 23/02/2023

Preparations for the midterm review of the International Arrangement on Forests and assessment of the Collaborative Partnership on Forests

Hybrid Event, Geneva (Switzerland)

World Wildlife Day

On 20 December 2013, at its 68th session, the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) proclaimed 3 March – the day of signature of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (

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Hybrid Event, Rome (Italy)

International Day of Forests

The United Nations proclaimed 21 March the International Day of Forests to celebrate and raise awareness of the importance of all types of forests. Countries are encouraged to undertake activities involving forests and trees, such as tree planting campaigns.

Hybrid Event, New York (United States)

18th session of the UN Forum on Forests
08/05/2023 - 12/05/2023

UNFF will discuss the progress towards the UN Strategic Plan for Forests.

Hybrid Event, New York (United States)

High-level political forum on sustainable development
10/07/2023 - 19/07/2022

The theme will be "Accelerating the recovery from the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) and t...