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Volume 16, No.01 - January 2012

Feature articles

Creating visibility for forests worldwide

Mr. Carsten L. Wilke, President of the German Forestry Association presents the Fernow Award to Ms. Jan McAlpine, Director of the United Nations Forum on Forests Secretariat

As the International Year of Forests 2011 draws to a close in February 2012, the Director of UN Forum on Forest Secretariat, Ms. Jan L. McAlpine, shares her thoughts about an eventful year. Thanks to the year, she says a clear message has been conveyed that “all 7 billion people on earth have their economic, spiritual and physical health tied to forests.” Read more

Report warns of heightened risk of new recession

World Economic Situation and Prospects 2012

On 17 January, the World Economic Situation and Prospects 2012 (WESP) will be launched in multi-city locations around the world. The first chapter of the report on the “Global economic outlook”, pre-released on 1 December 2011, reveals that persistent high unemployment, the euro area debt crisis and premature fiscal austerity have already slowed global growth and factor into the possibility of a new recession. Read more

International Day of Persons with Disabilities commemorated

“Raise your voices, share your ideas, and reach for your goals. They are our goals too. Together we can realize them,” said Deputy Secretary-General Dr. Asha-Rose Migiro, calling on the international community of persons with disabilities as the international day was officially commemorated in New York on 2 December. Read more


Publications and websites

Technical reports

Launch of the World Economic Situation and Prospects 2012

On 17 January, the World Economic Situation and Prospects 2012 (WESP) will be launched in multi-city locations around the world. The first chapter of the report on the “Global economic outlook”, pre-released on 1 December 2011, reveals that persistent high unemployment, the euro area debt crisis and premature fiscal austerity have already slowed global growth and factor into the possibility of a new recession. Read more

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