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Report of the twenty-fourth session of the Asia-Pacific Forestry Commission (APFC)










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    Report of the twenty-third session of the Asia-Pacific Forestry Commission (APFC) 2010
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    This publication reports the proceedings of the twenty-third session of the Asia-Pacific Forestry Commission held in Thimphu, Bhutan from 9 to 11 June 2010. The Committee considered the state of forestry in the region including regional trends. An in-session seminar was held on monitoring and assessment mechanisms and forward-looking analysis of issues, challenges and opportunities affecting forests and forestry. The Commission examined issues related to enhancing biodiversity conservation and i mproving forest law enforcement and governance in the region. The document provides a summary of the recommendations made by the Commission session, as well as regional issues identified by the Commission for the attention of the FAO Committee on Forestry.
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    Report of the Asia-Pacific Forestry Commission (APFC) and the Fourth Asia-Pacific Forestry Week (APFW 2019) 2019
    The Twenty-eighth session of the Asia-Pacific Forestry Commission (APFC) was held from 17 to 21 June 2019 in Incheon, Republic of Korea. The main theme of the session was “Forests for peace and well-being”. It was attended by approximately 200 participants, including delegates from four United Nations (UN) organizations, 22 member countries and 22 regional and international intergovernmental and non-governmental organizations. The Commission was convened as the core event of the Asia-Pacific Forestry Week 2019, which attracted more than 2000 participants and included 100 events organized by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and partner organizations. APFC recognized the important contributions forests can make to peace-building and people’s well-being. It highlighted the need for governments, key stakeholders and FAO to continue to advance work in a number of areas, including regional and national capacity-building on conflict management and dispute resolution; forest and landscape restoration; community forests, trade and markets; impacts of technological advances on forests and forestry; biodiversity; supporting the implementation of key recommendations coming from the Third Asia-Pacific Forest Sector Outlook Study (APFSOS III); and forests and climate change. The outcomes of the deliberation are summarized in this information note.
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    Report of the Asia-Pacific Forestry Commission (APFC)
    Thirty-sixth Session of the FAO Regional Conference for Asia and the Pacific (APRC 36)
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    The 28th Session of the Asia-Pacific Forestry Commission (APFC-28) was held from 17 to 21 June 2019 in Incheon, Republic of Korea. The Commission was convened as the core event of the Asia-Pacific Forestry Week 2019, which attracted more than 2 000 participants and included 100 events organized by FAO and partner organisations. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 29th Session of the APFC was delayed and is now scheduled from 22 to 25 February 2022. It will be hosted by Mongolia under the theme "Forests and Green Recovery". This Information Note summarizes the action taken on the recommendations of APFC28 and the progress related to organizing the 29th Session, including the outlook on strengthening the collaboration between the Regional Forestry Commission and the FAO Committee on Forestry (COFO).

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