UNFF Working Group and Special Session

16-20 January 2017, UN Headquarters, New York


Other Relevant Documents

  • ECOSOC Resolution 2015/33: International arrangement on forests beyond 2015 – E/RES/2015/33 [ Arabic | Chinese | English | French | Russian | Spanish ]
  • GA Resolution on Follow-up and review of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development at the global level – A/RES/70/299 [ Arabic | Chinese | English | French | Russian | Spanish ]
  • Organization-led Initiative on the development of global forest indicators to support the implementation of the 2030 Agenda on Sustainable Development and the IAF Strategic Plan: Co-Chairs summary report
  • Expert Meeting on Enhancing Regional and Sub-Regional Involvement in the Work of the International Arrangement on Forests, 26-28 September 2016, Tehran, Islamic Republic of Iran: Facilitator’s summary
  • Expert Meeting on Strengthening Major Groups and Other Stakeholders’ Engagement in the International Arrangement on Forests, 5-6 October 2016, Ottawa, Canada: Summary of discussions


In accordance with paragraph 46 of the Economic and Social Council resolution 2015/33, a working group of the Forum was established to develop proposals on matters referred to in paragraph 44 of the same resolution for consideration by the Forum at its special session. This includes proposals on: (a) replacement of the reference to the Millennium Development Goals in the Non-Legally Binding Instrument on all Types of Forests with an appropriate reference to the Sustainable Development Goals and targets; and (b) the strategic plan for the period 2017-2030 and the quadrennial programme of work for the period 2017-2020.