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UN Forum on Forests – 19th session (UNFF19)

6 - 10 May 2024
United Nations Headquarters, New York

The 19th session of the UN Forum on Forests is a policy related event linked to the UNFF18, the technical session held in 2023 in New York.

In accordance with ECOSOC resolution 2020/14, the quadrennial programme of work of the United Nations Forum on Forests (UNFF) for the period 2021–2024 includes two thematically linked biennium: 2021–2022 (UNFF16 and UNFF17) and 2023–2024 (UNFF18 and UNFF19). According to this resolution, the thematic priorities should be based on the Global Forest Goals (GFGs) and targets, taking into account the programme of the High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF) and other relevant international forestrelated developments. The resolution requires that the Bureau of the UNFF to decide on the thematic priorities for each biennium in consultation with Members of the UNFF.

Thematic priorities for UNFF19: 

  • Enhancing forest-based economic, social and environmental benefits
  • Increase significantly the area of protected forests worldwide and other areas of sustainably managed forests, as well as the proportion of forest products from sustainably managed forests 
  • Mobilizing financial resources and strengthening scientific and technical cooperation; promoting governance frameworks to advance implementation; and enhancing cooperation, coordination and coherence, for sustainable forest management.

More information on thematic priorities

UNFF 19 Documents

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