Collaborative Partnership on Forests

The Collaborative Partnership on Forests (CPF) is an innovative voluntary interagency partnership on forests that was established in April 2001 in response to an invitation issued in the resolution 2000/35 by the Economic and Social Council of the UN (ECOSOC) that established the International Arrangement on Forests and the UN Forum on Forests (UNFF). The Partnership is currently comprised of fifteen international organizations, institutions and secretariats that have substantial programmes on forests.


The mission of the CPF is to help enhance the contribution of all types of forests and trees outside forests to the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and other internationally agreed development goals, promote the sustainable management of all types of forests and to strengthen long-term political commitment to that end.


The core functions of the CPF are to:

  • support the work of UNFF and its member countries;
  • provide scientific and technical advice to the Forum and governing bodies of other CPF members, at their request;
  • enhance coherence, cooperation as well as policy and programme coordination at all levels, including through joint programming and the submission of coordinated proposals to members’ governing bodies, consistent with their mandates;
  • promote the implementation of the UN Forest Instrument and the United Nations Strategic Plan for Forests as well as the contribution of forests and trees to the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and other major forest-related agreements.

For more information on the CPF, see