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.

Upcoming Forum-related meetings

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.