FAQ & Contacts

What is the International Year of Forests? The United Nations General Assembly has proclaimed 2011 as the International Year of Forests (Forests 2011). Everyone from Governments and the UN system, to major groups and other forest-related organisations are invited to come together to raise awareness on strengthening the sustainable management, conservation and sustainable development of all types of forests for the benefit of current and future generations.

The UN Forum on Forests Secretariat (UNFF) was requested by the UN General Assembly to serve as the focal point for Forests 2011, in collaboration with Governments, the Collaborative Partnership on Forests (CPF), major groups and other relevant organisations. For more information see below, download the Fact Sheet, or Contact Us.

What are the goals for the International Year of the Forests?
Forests 2011 is a unique opportunity to highlight the key role of forests in our lives. By showcasing success stories and solutions, the year will galvanise greater public participation in forest-related activities.

What is the Collaborative Partnership on Forests?
The Collaborative Partnership on Forests (CPF) is a voluntary arrangement among 14 international organizations and secretariats with substantial programmes on forests. The CPF’s mission is to promote the management, conservation and sustainable development of all types of forest and strengthen long term political commitment to this end.
Visit the following sections: Events | CPF Materials | CPF Press Release for more information

Who do I contact for interviews and press accreditations?
Media representatives should contact:
UN Department of Public Information, fax: 212-963-1186, e-mail: mediainfo@un.org
UN Forum on Forests Secretariat, fax: 1 917 367 3186, e-mail: sen@un.org

Media representatives without UN credentials should contact:
Media Accreditation & Liaison Unit
UN Department of Public Information
Tel: 212 963 2318; Fax: 212 963 4642
Web: http://www.un.org/media/accreditation/

How do I get permission and a copy of the photographs and videos?
Photographs are available from FAO | UN photo | UNICEF photo | Yann Arthus-Bertrand
Videos are available on the UN Forum on Forests YouTube Channel | UN multimedia

Contact Us for more information.

How do I list an event?
Visit the Events section list your event.

How do I find events in my area?
Visit the Country section and select the country for more information by country or the Events section to find all events.

Who do I contact in my local area about events?
Visit the Country section here and select the country for more contact information.

Where can I find more information about the Film Festival?
We have some videos available for you to either show on your website or for public screenings. You can see them in our Film Festival section. To learn more about The IFFF please visit www.forestfilmfestival.org

How do I host a screening of the Film Festival?
If you are interested in doing public movie screenings, you can also contact the International Forest Film Festival for forest movies. For screening info and DVDs you can email Rebecca Fix. And their website is: www.forestfilmfestival.org

Where can I view the films in the Film Festival?
To find a screening near you check the Events Calendar. To learn more about The IFFF please visit www.forestfilmfestival.org

What promotional materials are available?
Visit the Campaign Tools section for resources

Where can I find promotional material to participate?
Visit the Campaign Tools section for resources

How do I get a copy of the logo?
Visit the Logo section for resources

How can I get the logo translated into my local language?
If you wish to translate the logo in your local language, please send the translated text in a .eps file to forests@un.org, and the UN Department of Public Information’s Graphic Design team will create a translated version of the logo.