Current forum session

UNFF13

The thirteenth session of the UNFF will be held from 7-11 May 2018, at UNHQ, New York.

Outcome Documents

Presentations & Webcast Video

Official Documents

  • E/CN.18/2018/1: Provisional Agenda and Annotations
    [ Arabic | Chinese | English | French | Russian | Spanish ]
  • E/CN.18/2018/2: Note by the Secretariat on the implementation of the UN Strategic Plan for Forests 2017-2030
    [ Arabic | Chinese | English | French | Russian | Spanish ]
  • E/CN.18/2018/3: Note by the Secretariat on contributions by the Collaborative Partnership on Forests, regional and sub-regional organizations and processes and major groups and other stakeholders, to the implementation of the UN Strategic Plan for Forests 2017-2030
    [ Arabic | Chinese | English | French | Russian | Spanish ]
  • E/CN.18/2018/4: Note by the Secretariat on monitoring, assessment and reporting on the progress in implementation of the UN Strategic Plan for Forests 2017-2030 and the UN Forest Instrument
    [ Arabic | Chinese | English | French | Russian | Spanish ]
  • E/CN.18/2018/5: Note by the Secretariat on means of implementation
    [ Arabic | Chinese | English | French | Russian | Spanish ]
  • E/CN.18/2018/6: Report of the Secretary General on Progress in the implementation of Economic and Social Council resolution 2015/33
    [ Arabic | Chinese | English | French | Russian | Spanish ]
  • E/CN.18/2018/7: Note by the Secretariat on the Forum Trust Fund
    [ Arabic | Chinese | English | French | Russian | Spanish ]
  • E/CN.18/2018/8: Letter dated 15 March 2018 from the Permanent Representative of Canada to the United Nations addressed to the Secretary-General ( Co-Chairs Summary of the International Conference on Working across Sectors to Halt Deforestation and Increase Forest Area – from Aspiration to Action)
    [ Arabic | Chinese | English | French | Russian | Spanish]

Background Analytical Studies

Session Concept Notes

Organisation of Work | Side Events | Info Note

Voluntary national contributions

Related Documents

Background

On 27 April 2017, the UN General Assembly adopted the first ever UN Strategic Plan for Forests 2017-2030. The Strategic Plan provides a global framework for actions at all levels to sustainably manage all types of forests and trees outside forests and halt deforestation and forest degradation.At the heart of the Strategic Plan are six Global Forest Goals and 26 associated targets to be achieved by 2030, which are voluntary and universal. They support the objectives of the International Arrangement on Forests and aim to contribute to progress on the Sustainable Development Goals, the Aichi Biodiversity Targets, the Paris Agreement adopted under the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change and other international forest-related instruments, processes, commitments and goals.

As outlined in the Quadrennial programme of work of the Forum for the period 2017-2020, under the Forum’s new format – odd-year sessions will focus on discussions on implementation, technical advice and exchange of experiences while even-year sessions will focus on policy dialogue, development and decision-making.