UN Forum on Forests

In October 2000, the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations (ECOSOC), in its Resolution 2000/35 established the United Nations Forum on Forests (UNFF), a subsidiary body with the main objective to promote “… the management, conservation and sustainable development of all types of forests and to strengthen long-term political commitment to this end…” based on the Rio Declaration, the Forest Principles, Chapter 11 of Agenda 21 and the outcome of the IPF/IFF Processes and other key milestones of international forest policy.

The Forum has universal membership, and is composed of all Member States of the United Nations and specialized agencies.

Forum-related meetings in 2018

UNFF National Focal Points

UNFF National Focal Points [PDF]. UNFF Member States have designated UNFF National Focal Points within their governments. If your government has not appointed a national focal point, please contact the UNFF Secretariat (email: unff@un.org) for the formal nomination procedure.