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10 July 2013: Press release International Policy hearing

8-19 April 2013: Press releases

11 September 2012: The Lviv Forum on Forests in a Green Economy: Actions and Challenges for the Countries of Eastern Europe and Northern and Central Asia. More information: Country, Organization and Region Led Initiatives.

20 June 2012: Rio+20 High-Level Side Event: The Landscape: Transformative Action through Cross-Sectoral Coordination, Tuesday, 19 June 2012
- Rio+20 and Forests: The Contribution of the Collaborative, Partnership on Forests to Rio+20

March 17 2012: UNFFS Director Jan McAlpine's interview with Yale's Sage Magazine, following her keynote address to the annual conference of The Yale Chapter of the International Society of Tropical Foresters.

18 October 2011: UNFF Director Jan McAlpine talks about the impact of desertification on culture and advocates large scale reforestation. Other leaders including Luc Gnacadja of UNCCD and Veerle Vandeweerd of UNDP are also being interviewed by GoodPlanet.

3 October 2011: More attention needed to maximize benefits of urban forests

3 October 2011: More attention needed to maximize benefits of urban forests

26 September 2011: Rwanda Wins Gold for Forest Conservation Blueprint

26 September 2011: Statement on the passing of Wangari Maathai

4 February 2011: United Nations Forum on Forests, Concluding Ninth Session, Urges Use of International Year to Raise Awareness about Forest Benefits

3 February 2011: United Nations Forum Adopts Ministerial Declaration Expressing Commitment to Better Highlight Role of Forests in Economic, Social Development

2 February 2011: 2011 International Year of Forests Creates Platform to Educate about Forests' Value - Social, Environmental Costs of Losing Them, Secretary-General Says

2 February 2011: World Leaders, Environment Experts Call for Sustainable Forest Management as United Nations Forum Launches International Year, 2011

1 February 2011: United Nations to Launch International Year of Forests, 2011, As Forum Holds High-Level Ministerial Segment at Headquarters, 2 February | United Nations Forum on Forests Meets Ahead of High-Level Segment to Hear Briefings by Working Groups Chairs

31 January 2011: Chairperson Tables Draft Declaration, 'Omnibus' Resolution for Consideration by United Nations Forum on Forests

28 January 2011: United Nations Forum on Forests Holds Midpoint Meeting to Hear Briefings on Progress Made by Its Two Working Groups

26 January 2011: Forest Loss, Degradation Blamed on Neglect of Social, Cultural, Human Aspects as Forum Holds Multi-Stakeholder Dialogue

25 January 2011: Delegates Call for Empowerment of Local Communities to Participate in Governance as Forum on Forests Continues Ninth Session

24 January 2011: Under-Secretary-General Calls for 'People-Centred' Approach to Managing Forest Lands as Forum Begins Ninth Session at Headquarters

21 January 2011: United Nations Forest Forum to Consider Ways to Improve Livelihoods, Reduce Poverty in Forest Areas

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