United Nations
Intergovernmental Panel on Forests

National Initiatives


                    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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