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    Asia-Pacific Forestry Commission: development of national-level criteria and indicators for the sustainable management of dry forests of Asia: background papers 2000
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    A compilation of background papers for the 30 November to 3 December 1999 conference, which was organized in the Indian city of Bhopal by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), the UN Environment Programme, the International Tropical Timber Organization (ITTO), the United States Department of Agriculture Forest Service and the Indian Institute of Forest Management (IIFM). Besides the presentations by experts from FAO, ITTO, IIFM and the Chinese Academy of Forestry, th e publication includes summaries of sustainable forest management programmes in Bhutan, China, India, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nepal, Sri Lanka and Thailand. The meeting was held to follow up on the recommendation by the seventeenth session of the Asia Pacific Forestry Commission (APFC) in 1998 to promote better understanding of forest management-evaluation criteria and indicators as a highly useful tool for the sustainable use of the region's forests.
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    Save the Date - 30th Session of the Asia-Pacific Forestry Commission (APFC)
    “Sustainable Forests for a Sustainable Future”
    2023
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    Origin of the APFC In March 1949, a Forestry and Timber Utilization Conference for Asia and the Pacific was convened at Mysore, India. This first inter-governmental meeting on forests in the Asia-Pacific region made a number of important recommendations on future management of regional forests and they expressed a strong desire for a permanent mechanism with responsibility for monitoring progress in the implementation of the participants’ joint declaration. The Conference recommended the establishment of a Forestry and Forest Products Commission for Asia and the Pacific. The request was forwarded to FAO, where it was approved at the Fifth Session of the FAO Conference in November 1949. Rules of Procedure Adopted at the Fifth Session (1960) and amended at the Sixth (1962), Tenth (1977) and Twenty-second (2008) Sessions. RULES OF PROCEDURE Purpose To advise on the formulation of forest policy and to review and coordinate its implementation on the regional plan; to exchange information and, generally through special Subsidiary Bodies, advise on suitable practices and action in regard to technical problems, and to make appropriate recommendations in relation to the foregoing. Membership Open to all Member Nations and Associate Members of FAO, whose territories are situated wholly or partly in the Asia-Pacific Region as defined by the Organization, 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 their desire to be considered as Members. The United Kingdom has the status of observer member.
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    Meeting
    Report of the Nineteenth Session of the Asia-Pacific Forestry Commission
    Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, 26-30 August 2002
    2002
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    This publication reports the proceedings of the APFC session held in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia from 26 to 30 August 2002. Representatives of 27 member countries participated in the session, along with United Nations specialized agencies, and intergovernmental and international non-governmental organizations. Delegates cited several common threats to the region’s forests, including continued deforestation and degradation of natural forests, competition from alternative land uses, poor timber harvesti ng practices, pests and diseases, forest fires and illegal logging. Two in-session seminars were held, one on the issues and threats associated with invasive species (plants, pests and diseases) and a second on the impact of incentives on the development of forest plantation resources in the Asia-Pacific region. The commission also presented and discussed two key issues: illegal logging and trade, and the increasing array of international forestry fora and the multitude of objectives and demands arising from them. The document lists a summary of the 29 recommendations made by the commission session on the topics discussed.

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