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The IUFRO-FORNESSA Regional Congress convened for its final day on Friday. The Nairobi Resolution, which contains key needs for enhancing goods and services from forests and trees in African landscapes, and among other things, calls on African Union Heads of State and Government to devote at least 1% of GDP to research and development, was presented to Congress members.
Find the Nairobi Resolution as PDF for download
Download the full text of the Congress Summary Report as PDF
The World Teak Conference 2013 "Sharing our Planet: Teak Model Development towards the Improvement of Mankind” in Thailand examined the multiple aspects of teak cultivation and management.
Participants at the symposium "MORIOKA 2013: Global Forest Products Marketing and Forest Certification in a Green Economy" discussed strategies and challenges of the forest sector in a green economy.
IUFRO celebrated the first International Day of Forests on 21 March with an official opening of its new offices located in the building of the Austrian Federal Ministry of Life.
United Nations, Observing First International Day of Forests, Celebrates Their Vital, Life-sustaining Role: UN Press Release
2013 is a special year for forests, with many activities and initiatives underway to recognize and strengthen the important role forests play in our lives.