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2003 Calendar of Forest-related Events
January
Date Place Title Organizer Contact
13 -15 Leuven, Belgium Symposium on History and Forest Biodiversity: Challenge for Conservation IUFRO; Laboratory for Forest, Nature and Landscape Research; Catholic University of Leuven

www.iufro.boku.ac.at

www.kuleuven.ac.be/
kuleuven/kul_en.html

21-23 To be determined Ad Hoc Technical Expert Group on genetic use restriction technologies CBD www.biodiv.org
22 - 24 Stellenbosch, South Africa 2nd International Symposium on Integrated Water Resource Management IAHS www.unesco.org/
water/water_events/
Detailed/227.shtml
February
Date Place Title Organizer Contact
3 - 5 Rome, Italy Expert Consultation on Trade and Sustainable Forest Management: Interactions and Impacts FAO www.fao.org
3 - 7 Nairobi, Kenya 22nd Session of the UNEP Governing Council UNEP www.unep.org
3-7 Guatemala City, Guatemala Contribution of Criteria and Indicators to Sustainable Forest Management: A way Forward Guatemala, Finland, USA, FAO and ITTO www.inab.gob.gt
13 - 14 Vienna, Austria MCPFE Expert Level Meeting MCPFE www.mcpfe.org
17 - 21 Ubon Ratchathani, Thailand Workshop on Transboundary Conservation Areas in Tropical Forests ITTO and IUCN www.iucn.org/
themes/fcp/
activities/
transboundary1.htm
24 - 26 Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Bolivia Technical Expert Group on Clearing House Mechanism/Traditional knowledge CBD www.biodiv.org
25 - 27 Cambridge, UK 2nd meeting of the CPF- on Forest Task Force on Harmonizing and Streamlining Forest related Reporting CPF Members

www.unff.org

unff@un.org

March
Date Place Title Organizer Contact
3 - 5 Managua, Nicaragua Country Led Initiative on Transfer of Environmentally Sound Technologies for Mangrove Forests Government of Nicaragua; Secretariats of the Cartagena (Wider Caribbean) and Antigua (Northeast Pacific) Conventions (UNEP); COCATRAM; UNFF Secretariat; ITTO; FAO; Ramsar Convention on Wetlands unff@un.org
10 - 14 Rome, Italy Committee on Forestry - 16th session FAO www.fao.org
10 - 14 Montreal, Canada 8th Meeting of the Subsidiary Body on Scientific, Technical andTechnological Advice (SBSTTA8) CBD www.biodiv.org
10 - 15 Rotorua, New Zealand Forestry and Rural Development in Industrialized Countries: Policy, Programs and Impacts IUFRO and partners www.iufro.boku.ac.at
11 - 15 Rotorua, New Zealand All Division 5 IUFRO Meeting: Development in Forest Products Research IUFRO

www.forestresearch.co.nz

www.iufro.boku.ac.at

11 - 15 Rotorua, New Zealand 4th World Symposium on Logistics in Forest Sector IUFRO and partners www.iufro.boku.ac.at
16 - 23 Kyoto, Japan Third World Water Forum Japan www.worldwater
forum.org
17 - 19 Montreal, Canada Ad Hoc Inter-Sessional Meeting on the Multi-Year Programme of Work of the Conference of the Parties up to 2010 CBD www.biodiv.org
17 - 20 Rome, Italy Country-led initiative on Monitoring, Assessment and Reporting United States, UK, South Africa, Turkey, Japan, Italy, Brazil, Sweden unff@un.org
23 - 27 Zurich, Switzerland 5th International Conference on Environmental Future-Environmental Future of Aquatic Ecosystems Swiss Federal Institute for Environmental Science and Technology www.icef.eawag.ch/
24 - 28 Poiana Brasov, Romania Seminar on strategies to stimulate and promote the sound use of wood and other forest based products as environmentally friendly and renewable materials UNECE www.unece.org/
trade/timber/
tc-meet.htm
24 - 28 Wellington, New Zealand UNFF Intersessional Expert Meeting on the Role of Planted Forests in Sustainable Forest Management ECPF Secretariat Governments of Australia, Argentina, Canada, Chile, Malaysia, New Zealand, South Africa, Switzerland, UK, USA; and CIFOR, FAO, ICRAF and ITTO www.maf.govt.nz/
mafnet/unff-planted-
forestry-meeting
March 2003 (to be decided) Geneva, Switzerland Joint ECE/FAO Working Party on Forest Economics and Statistics, 25th session ECE/FAO www.unece.org/
trade/timber/
tc-meet.htm

April
Date Place Title Organizer Contact
6 - 12 Nauni, Solan, India World Perspective on Short Rotation Forestry for Industrial andRural Development IUFRO www.iufro.org
7 - 10 To be Determined Ad Hoc Technical Expert Group on protected areas CBD www.biodiv.org
28 - 30 Vienna, Austria 4th Ministerial Conference on the Protection of Forests in Europe MCPFE www.mcpfe.org
April 2003 - May 2003 (to be determined) Gmunden, Austria International Training Programme on Conservation & Management of Forest Genetic Resources in Eastern Europe: Integrated Approach to the conservation & management of forest genetic resources; policy and related legal aspects. International Plant Genetic Resources Institute www.ipgri.org/
networks/euforgen
/training/course.htm
April (to be decided) Antalya, Turkey Seminar on forest fire UNECE www.unece.org/
trade/timber/tc-meet.htm
April 2003 To be Determined Ad Hoc Technical Expert Group on the design of national-level Monitoring Programmes and Indicators CBD www.biodiv.org

May
Date Place Title Organizer Contact
26 May - 6 June Geneva, Switzerland Third Session of UNFF UNFF Secretariat

www.un.org/esa/
sustdev/forests.html

unff@un.org

1 Czech Republic Experience with New Forest and Environmental Laws in European Countries with Economies in Transition IUFRO and partners www.iufro.boku.ac.at
12 - 24 New York, United States of America 2nd Session of the Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights

www.unhchr.ch

12 - 15 Vaxjo, Sweden Forest Engineering for Future Development IUFRO and partners

www.iufro.boku.ac.at

www.skogforsk.se

12 - 17 Panama City, Panama 34th Session of the International Tropical Timber Council ITTO www.itto.or.jp
21 - 23 Kiev, Ukraine 5th Ministerial Conference "Environment for Europe" Environment for Europe kiev-2003.gluk.org/
en/index.html
26 - 30 Bonn, Germany International conference on "Rural Livelihoods, Forests and Biodiversity" CIFOR and Germany's BMZ, DSE, and GTZ www.cifor.cgiar.org/
livelihoodconference.asp

June
Date Place Title Organizer Contact
2 - 13 Bonn, Germany (to be confirmed) Sessions of the Subsidiary Bodies (SBI and SBSTA) of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change UNFCCC www.unfccc.de
7 - 12 Umea, Sweden Tree Biotechnology Meeting IUFRO and UMEA Plant Science Centre www.iufro.boku.ac.at
23-27 Copenhagen, Denmark The Forest Science/Policy Interface
in Europe, Africa and the Middle East Workshop
IUFRO www.iufro.boku.ac.at
30 June - 4 July To be determined Ad Hoc Technical Expert Group meeting on non-timber forest resources CBD www.biodiv.org

September
Date Place Title Organizer Contact
8 - 17 Durban, South Africa The 5th World Congress on Protected Areas IUCN wcpa.iucn.org/
wpc./wpc.html
10- 14 Borovetz, Bulgaria Breeding and Genetic Resources of Needle Pines IUFRO and partners

www.iufro.boku.ac.at

www.genfys.slu.se

10- 14 Cancun, Mexico WTO 5th Ministerial Conference WTO www.wto.org
17- 19 Catania, Italy Air pollution 2003
11th International Conference on Modelling, Monitoring and Management of Air Pollution
Conference Secretariat

www.wessex.ac.uk/
conferences/2003/
air03/index.html

21 - 28 Quebec, Canada 12th World Forestry Congress Ministere des Ressources NaturellesCo-sponsored by FAO

www.mrn.gouv.gc.ca

www.wfc2003.org

Sept. 2003 (to be decided) Geneva, Switzerland ECE TIMBER COMMITTEE, 61st session ECE www.unece.org/
trade/timber/tc-meet.htm
22 - 24 To be determined Liaison Group Meeting on protected areas (in conjunction with the World Congress on Protected Areas, 8-17 September 2003) CBD www.biodiv.org
23 - 24 Dubai, United Arab Emirates 2003 Annual Meetings of the World Bank Group and the International Monetary Fund World Bank/IMF

www.imf.org/
external/am/index.htm

www.dubai2003.org

October
Date Place Title Organizer Contact
3 - 6 Sydney, Australia 3rd International Wildland Fire Conference & Exhibition ITTO, 3rd International Wildland Fire Conference and Exhibition Managers www.wildlandfire03.com
5 - 9 Madrid, Spain 11th World Water Congress- Water Resources Management in the 21st Century Water Congress Secretariat www.cedex.es/
iwracongress2003/
en/hoja2_en.htm
19 - 30 Bonn, Germany The 6th Session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 6) for the Convention to Combat Desertification UNCCD www.unccd.int
21 - 25 Cairns, Australia International Ecotourism Conference Australia www.ecotourism-
australia.info/conf2002/
index.htm

November
Date Place Title Organizer Contact
3 - 8 Yokohama, Japan 35th Session of the International Tropical Timber Council ITTO www.itto.or.jp
3 - 8 Montreal, Canada International Workshop on forest protected areas CBD www.biodiv.org
10 - 14 Montreal, Canada 9th Meeting of the Subsidiary Body on Scientific, Technical and Techno- logical Advice (SBSTTA9) CBD www.biodiv.org
12-15 Florence, Italy Monitoring and indicators of forest biodiversity : From ideas to operationality IUFRO brita.pajari@efi.fi

December
Date Place Title Organizer Contact
1 - 12 To be determined COP 9 and Sessions of the Subsidiary Bodies (SBI and SBSTA) of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change UNFCCC www.unfccc.de
1 - 5 To be determined Second meeting of the Ad Hoc Open-ended Working Group on Access and Benefit-Sharing CBD www.biodiv.org
2 - 5 To be determined International Conference on Quality Timber Products of Teak from Sustainable Forest Management ITTO & IUFRO www.kfri.org/html/
k0500frm.htm

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