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Multi-Year Programme of Work 2007-2015

The UNFF Multi-Year Programme of Work or MYPOW (2007-2015), was adopted at the seventh session of UNFF (UNFF7), and reflects the new biennial format for the Forum. For more details on the UNFF Multi-Year Programme of Work (2007-2015) are contained in the report of UNFF7.


UNFF 8 (2009)
UNFF 9 (2011)
UNFF 10 (2013)
UNFF 11 (2015)
Main task
Achieving the four global objectives on forests and implementing the non-legally binding instrument on all types of forests Achieving the four global objectives on forests and implementing the non‑legally binding instrument on all types of forests and the international arrangement on forests
Overall themes Forests in a changing environment;

Means of implementation for sustainable forest management
Forests for people, livelihoods and poverty eradication Forests and economic development Forests: progress, challenges and the way forward for the international arrangement on forests
Themes

Forests in a changing environment
- Forests and climate change
- Reversing the loss of forest cover, preventing forest degradation in all types of forests and combating desertification, including low forest cover countries
- Forests and biodiversity conservation, including protected areas

Means of implementation for sustainable forest management
- Decision on a voluntary global financial mechanism/portfolio approach/forest financing framework

An emerging issue may be also considered

- Community-based forest management
- Social development and indigenous and other local and forest-dependent communities, including forest land tenure
- Social and cultural aspects

International Year of Forests 2011

Assessment of Progress

High-level segment

An emerging issue may also be considered
- Forest products and services
- National forest programmes and other sectoral policies and strategies
- Reducing risks and impacts of disasters
- Benefits of forests and trees to urban communities

An emerging issue may be also considered
- Reviewing the effectiveness of the international arrangement on forests and consideration of all future options, as stated by the Council in its resolution 2006/49, paragraph 32
- Reviewing progress towards the achievement of the global objectives on forests and the implementation of the non-legally binding instrument on all types of forests
- Reviewing the contribution of forests and the international arrangement on forests, including the non‑legally binding instrument on all types of forests, to the internationally agreed development goals

High-level segment

An emerging issue may be also considered

Cross-cutting issues Means of implementation (finance, transfer of environmentally sound technologies, capacity-building, awareness-raising, education and information-sharing); forest law enforcement and governance at all levels.
Common agenda items Achieving the four global objectives on forests and implementing the non-legally binding instrument on all types of forests; regional and subregional inputs; multi-stakeholder dialogues and participation; enhanced cooperation and cross-sectoral policy and programme coordination, including activities and inputs of the Collaborative Partnership on Forests.

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