National reports

Monitoring, assessment and reporting is one of the six principle functions of the Forum. Countries identified three areas related to this function:

  1. (a) Progress in implementation of the proposals for action;
  2. (b) Progress towards sustainable management of all types of forests; and
  3. (c) Review of the effectiveness (i.e., of the international arrangement on forests).

Voluntary reports to UNFF are designed to be useful planning tools for countries. The reporting process is intended to help countries assess their progress in implementing proposals for action, analyze lessons learned, identify gaps and obstacles that the country might wish to address, and catalyze enhanced cooperation and coordination on forests among government agencies and other stakeholders in the country. The reports are intended to help identify actions that may be taken at regional and international levels, including by UNFF, to facilitate countries’ efforts to achieve sustainable forest management.

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