GERMAN-INDONESIAN INITIATIVE - Title: JOINT GERMAN-INDONESIAN EXPERTS' WORKING GROUP MEETING ON "TRADE, LABELLING OF TIMBER AND CERTIFICATION OF SUSTAINABLE FOREST MANAGEMENT - Co-Sponsors Germany and Indonesia - Date and Location of the Meeting of the Initiative: 12 - 16 August 1996, Bonn, Germany - Description of the issue: Concentrating on the impact of certification/labelling on trade, market access and the achievement of sustainable forest management - Relationship with the Intergovernmental Panel on Forests Programme Elements: The experts' working group meeting will deal with issues of the IPF Programme Element IV, especially the issue of trade and labelling of timber; the impact of certification on demand and sustainable forest management - Expected results: - Progress in the international discussion on the issue of certification of SFM and labelling of timber (increase transparency) - Possible options for credible and practical certification/labelling systems - Recommendations for the work of the UNCSD IPF on certification and labelling issues - Expected Date of Completion of the Report and Language: End of August 1996 (in English) - Process in Pursuing the Initiative: 25 - 26 January 1996 - A preparatory meeting (participants from eight countries and a few international NGO's) in Jakarta will refine in a discussion process the draft Terms of Reference of the joint experts' meeting in Bonn - Discussion papers to be prepared from various sides to facilitate discussion - Participants: A number of participants that was not excessive could facilitate an efficient working group/experts' meeting. Approximately 50-60 participants (from 27 countries, international organizations and NGO's) might therefore be feasible. - Contact Persons: Mr. Hagen Frost, Head of Division Federal Ministry of Economics D-53123 Bonn, Germany Tel: 49-228-6153947 Fax: 49-228-6153993 Mr. Rainald Roesch, First Counsellor Permanent Mission of Germany to the United Nations 600 Third Avenue, 41st floor New York N.Y. 10016, USA Tel: 212-856-6203/6295 Fax: 212-856-6280 Dr. Untung Iskandar, Director Bureau of International Cooperation and Investment Ministry of Forestry, Jakarta Manggala Wanabakti Building Block VII, 4th fl. Indonesia Tel: 62-21-5701114/5730680 Fax: 62-21-5738732/5700226 Dr. Benni H. Sormin, Head Multilateral Cooperation Division, Bureau of International Cooperation and Investment Ministry of Forestry, Jakarta Manggala Wanabakti Building Block VII, 4th fl. Tel: 62-21-5701114/5730682 Fax: 62-21-5738732/5700226
This document has been posted online by the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA). Reproduction and dissemination of the document - in electronic and/or printed format - is encouraged, provided acknowledgement is made of the role of the United Nations in making it available.
Date last posted: 6 December 1999 16:48:34