SWISS-PERUVIAN INITIATIVE - Title: STUDY ON THE WORK OF INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS, MULTILATERAL INSTITUTIONS AND INSTRUMENTS IN THE FOREST SECTOR - Co-Sponsors Peru and Switzerland - Date and Location of the Meeting of the Initiative: First meeting of the expert group: 5 - 8 March 1996, Geneva, Switzerland - Description of the issue: An independent international group of experts is given the task to elaborate a study on the work carried out by international organizations and multilateral institutions and under existing legal instruments related to forest issues. - Relationship with the Intergovernmental Panel on Forests Programme Elements: Item V.1 of the Programme of Work of the Panel - Expected results: The study should identify any gaps, areas requiring enhancement, as well as any areas of duplication, according to item V.1 of the Programme of Work of the Panel. - Expected Date of Completion of the Report and Language: In due time to be submitted to the Panel for substantive discussion at its third session; in English. - Process in Pursuing the Initiative: . January 1996 Establishment of the independent expert group co-chaired by Peru and Switzerland . 5 - 8 March 1996 First session of the Expert Group, Geneva, Switzerland . March 1996 Progress report at the second session of IPF . July 1996 Second Meeting of the Expert Group . July - August 1996 Regional consultations on the preliminatry results of the work of the expert group. . September 1996 Submission of the final report to Panel for substantive discussion at its third session. - Participants: 18 experts, (three from each region in the UN system and three NGOs); one co-chair from Switzerland; one co-chair from Peru. - Contact Persons: . Ms Monika Linn Locher, International Affairs Division Hallywylstrasse 4, CH-3003 Bern, Switzerland Tel: 41-31-322-9091, Fax: 31-351-3187 E-mail: Monika.Linn@buwal.admin.ch; . Sr. Italo Acha, Third Secretary . Ms. Livia Leu, First Secretary, Permanent Mission of Peru Permanent Observer Mission of Switzerland to the United Nations to the United Nations 820 Second Avenue, Suite 1600 757 Third Avenue, 21st floor New York, NY 10017 New York NY 10017 Tel: 212-687-33367 Tel: 212-421-1480 ext. 115 Fax: 212-972-6975 Fax: 212-751-2104 Mr. Bernardo Zentilli, Coordinator Swiss-Peruvian Initiative on Forests 9-11 rue Varembe, P. O. Box 60 1211 Geneva 20, Switzerland Tel: 41-22-7492437 Fax: 41-22-7492454
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