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Asia-Pacific Forestry Week: Growing our Future!

A summary of Asia-Pacific Forestry Week 2016










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    Asia-Pacific Forestry Week. New challenges - New opportunities 2012
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    Asia-Pacific Forestry Week was a large and dynamic event that brought together people from all dimensions of forestry across the Asia-Pacific region. More than 1000 participants from governments, non-government organizations, research institutions, regional and international networks, UN agencies, universities and colleges met under one roof to discuss forestry issues around the theme of "new challenges - new opportunities". Forestry Week aimed to take stock of existing challenges in Asia-Pacifi c forestry while also exploring new developments. The overarching objective was to improve management of the region's forest resources taking full account of associated social, economic, cultural and environmental values. This publication covers the wide range of events held during Forestry Week and bears testament to the diversity of forestry activities in the region.
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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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    Forests for peace and well-being: Asia-Pacific Forestry Week 2019 (APFW2019). Draft concept note
    Incheon, Republic of Korea, 17-21 June 2019
    2018
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    The overall theme of the Fourth Asia-Pacific Forestry Week (APFW2019) will be Forests for peace and well-being. This theme reflects the positive dimensions of forestry and suggests the need to proactively integrate forestry into the wider context of environment, society and sustainable development, under which economic, social, human and cultural dimensions are considered in a holistic manner.

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