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2014 Calendar of Forest-related Events
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January
Date Place Title Organizer Contact
6 – 10 January New York, USA Seventh Meeting of the Open Working Group on SDGs (OWG 7)

UN Division for Sustainable Development (DSD), DESA

website

22 - 23 January Geneva, Switzerland Forests and Sustainable Development Goals - A Regional View UNECE/FAO Forestry and Timber Section website
26 - 30 January Jordan, Amman 21st Session of the Near East Forestry and Range Commission

Regional Office for the Near East (RNE)

website

30 January - 1 February New Haven, Connecticut USA 20th Annual Conference of the International Society of Tropical Foresters (ISTF)

Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies

website

February
Date Place Title Organizer Contact
2 February Multiple World Wetlands Day 2014

Ramsar Convention

website

3-7 February New York, USA Eighth Meeting of the Open Working Group on SDGs (OWG 8)

UN Division for Sustainable Development (DSD), DESA

website

10 – 14 February Delhi, India World Congress on Agroforestry 2014

ICRAF and the Indian Council of Agricultural Research

website

18-19 February New York, USA Thematic debate on water, sanitation and sustainable energy in the post-2015 development agenda President of the UN General Assembly (UNGA) website
24-28 February UNON, Nairobi, Kenya First meeting of the Open Ended Intergovernmental Ad Hoc Expert Group on the International Arrangement on Forests (IAF)

UNFF Secretariat

website

24 - 28 February Pyeongchang, Gangwon (Kangwon-do), Republic of Korea Third meeting of the Ad Hoc Open-ended Intergovernmental Committee for the Nagoya Protocol on Access and Benefit-sharing

CBD Secretariat

website

March
Date Place Title Organizer Contact
3 – 7 March New York, USA Third Session of Intergovernmental Committee of Experts on Sustainable Development Financing [tentative]

UN Division for Sustainable Development (DSD), DESA

website

6 - 7 March New York, USA High-level event on the contributions of women, the young and civil society to the post-2015 development agenda President of the UN General Assembly (UNGA) website
20 March Stockholm, Sweden World Forests Summit 2014

The Economist

website

21 March worldwide International Day of Forests

UNFF/ FAO/ CPF

UNFF, FAO

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April
Date Place Title Organizer Contact
7-10 April San Jose, Costa Rica International Forum on Payments for Environmental Services of Tropical Forests

ITTO, FAO, and the National Forest Financing Fund of Costa Rica

website

9 - 10 April New York, USA Thematic debate on the role of partnerships and their contributions to the post-2015 development agenda President of the UN General Assembly (UNGA) website
9 – 12 April Quito, Ecuador CBD Second Dialogue Seminar on Scaling up Finance for Biodiversity

CBD Secretariat

website

23 -25 April (tbc) Berlin, Germany 2014 UNECE/FAO Forest Communicators Network meeting

UNECE/FAO Forestry & Timber Section

website

24 - 25 April New York, USA Thematic debate on ensuring stable and peaceful societies President of the UN General Assembly (UNGA) website
May
Date Place Title Organizer Contact
5-6 May Jakarta, Indonesia Forests Asia Conference: Sustainable Landscapes for Green Growth in Southeast Asia

CIFOR

website

12 – 16 May New York, USA Fourth Session of Intergovernmental Committee of Experts on Sustainable Development Financing [tentative]

UN Division for Sustainable Development (DSD), DESA

website

May 12 - 23 New York, USA 13th Session of the Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues (PFII 13)

Secretariat for the Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues

website

15 – 17 May Addis Ababa, Ethiopia Building Resilience for Food and Nutrition Security

International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)

website

20-21 May New York, USA High-level event on the contributions of South-South, North-South and Triangular Cooperation and information and communication technologies for development to the post-2015 development agenda President of the UN General Assembly (UNGA) website
22 May Multiple International Day for Biological Diversity 2014 CBD Secretariat website

25 – 30 May Cancun, Mexico 46th GEF Council Meeting and GEF Assembly GEF Secretariat website

June
Date Place Title Organizer Contact
16 June Geneva, Switzerland Forests and Sustainable Development Goals - Second Workshop UNECE/FAO Forestry and Timber Section website
16-18 June Alnarp, Sweden International Conference on Urban Tree Diversity CARe-FOR-US, ISA, IUFRO and Swedish University of Agricultural Science, Alnarp

website

June 17 Multiple 2014 World Day to Combat Desertification

UNCCD Secretariat

website

17-18 June New York, USA High-level event on human rights and the rule of law in the post-2015 development agenda President of the UN General Assembly (UNGA) website
23 - 27 June FAO headquarters, Rome, Italy 22nd Session of Committee on Forestry (COFO)

FAO

website

June 23 - 27 Montreal, Canada SBSTTA 18 - 18th meeting of the Subsidiary Body on Scientific, Technical and Technological Advice

CBD Secretariat

website

June 23 - July 18 New York, USA 2014 Substantive Session of ECOSOC

ECOSOC Secretariat

website

July
Date Place Title Organizer Contact
June 23 - July 18 New York, USA 2014 Substantive Session of ECOSOC

ECOSOC Secretariat

website

August
Date Place Title Organizer Contact
August 6 - 21 British Columbia, Canada The 42nd International Forestry Students' Symposium

IFSA

website

25-29 August Prague, Czech Republic 2014 IUFRO Forest Tree Breeding Conferenc

IUFRO

website

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September
Date Place Title Organizer Contact
16-18 September Krakow, Poland UNECE/FAO Team of Specialists on Forest Policy meeting UNECE/FAO Forestry and Timber Section website
22 - 23 September New York, USA 2014 World Conference on Indigenous Peoples

Secretariat for the Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues

website

September 23 New York, USA 2014 Climate Summit UN

website

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October
Date Place Title Organizer Contact
5-11 October Salt Lake City, USA IUFRO World Congress - “Sustaining Forests, Sustaining People: The Role of Research" IUFRO

website

6 -17 October PyeongChang, Republic of Korea Twelfth meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (COP 12). CBD Secretariat

website

27 - 31 October Copenhagen, Denmark 40th session of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC 40)

IPCC

website

29-31 October Beijing, China Workshop on International Arrangements on Forests beyond 2015, a CLI in support of UNFF

Government of China, in collaboration with Austria, Canada, Germany, Switzerland and USA

website

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November
Date Place Title Organizer Contact
3-8 November Yokohama, Kanagawa, Japan Fiftieth Session of the International Tropical Timber Council (ITTC)

ITTO

website

12 - 19 November Sydney, Australia IUCN World Parks Congress - Parks, People Planet: Inspiring Solutions

IUCN

website

18 - 21 November Kazan, Russian Federation Seventy-second session of the ECE Committee on Forests and the Forest Industry

UNECE/FAO Forestry and Timber Section

website

26 - 28 November Bangkok, Thailand First International Environment Forum for Basin Organizations

UNEP

website

 
December
Date Place Title Organizer Contact
1-12 December Lima, Peru UNFCCC COP 20

UNFCCC Secretariat

website

6-7 December Lima, Peru 2014 Global Landscapes Forum

CIFOR and other CPF members

website

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