Member States & Bureau
Country, Organization and Region Led Initiatives
clear from the outset, for all three international forest
policy processes, UNFF, IFF and IPF, that insufficient time
would be available for in-depth discussions of some of
the very complex and politically sensitive issues during
regular sessions of each process. Therefore, initiatives
by countries to organize expert meetings where particular
issues could be discussed and analysed before they were
scheduled for discussion in formal sessions themselves, were
The Forum at its sixth session expanded the role of country- and organization-led initiatives in support of the UNFF. Further to this, the Forum at its seventh session recommended that the convening of country-, organization- and region-led initiatives in support of the work of the Forum, focus on topical issues of the 2007-2015 multi-year programme of work.
Guidelines for these types of events are available for reference.