United Nations Forum on Forests (UNFF)


IUFRO is an observer organization in UNFF. Moreover, as a member of the Collaborative Partnership on Forests (CPF), IUFRO actively supports the work of UNFF and its Member States through a number of joint initiatives and activities.

IUFRO provides direct thematic contributions to UNFF sessions. IUFRO has prepared official background documents for UNFF sessions on forest-related scientific knowledge; scientists from IUFRO's network have presented on key scientific issues during the UNFF plenary sessions and IUFRO-organized side events.

In 2015, the Global Forest Expert Panels (GFEP) initiative launched an assessment report and accompanied "policy brief" on forests, food security and nutrition at UNFF-11 in New York. In 2018 at UNFF-13, a Coordinating Lead Author of a chapter of the GFEP assessment report on Forests and Water was tasked to develop a background analytical study on SDG 6 and SDG 15. The study was based on the GFEP assessment report, launched at the HLPF 2018. The co-chair of the assessment was invited to present on the Panel at UNFF-13 plenary, and the coordinator of IUFRO's special project World Forests, Society and Environment (IUFRO-WFSE) presented the project's work during Panel on SDG 8.

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