UNFF Participant Information

Member States, Inter-governmental Organizations (IGOs) and other entities with observer status and UN system entities

Delegations of Member States, Inter-governmental Organisations (IGOs) with observer status to the UN and UN Specialized Agencies or Related Organizations are invited to indicate the full composition of their delegation through the e-list of participants module for the Forum in the UN e-deleGATE portal.

International and regional entities with observer status to UNFF

International and regional entities with observer status to the UN Forum on Forests (UNFF) are invited to indicate the full composition of their delegation by sending the UNFF Secretariat an official letter on the organization’s letter-head and signed by the Executive-Director listing the names and contact information (including email addresses) of each representative being nominated to participate in the UNFF session.

Please send the scanned letter via email to:
Ms. Juliette Biao Koudenoukpo, Director
UN Forum on Forests Secretariat, DESA
Dept. of Economic and Social Affairs
UN Secretariat Building (26th Floor)
405 E 42nd Street, New York, NY 10017, USA
email: unff@un.org; with cc: niamke@un.org;

The following intergovernmental organizations have observer status with the UN Forum on Forests (UNFF):

  • African Forest Forum (AFF)
  • Amazonian Cooperation Treaty Organization (ACTO)
  • Asia Forest Partnership (AFP)
  • Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN)
  • Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR)
  • Central African Forests Commission (COMIFAC)
  • International Centre for Research in Agroforestry (ICRAF)
  • International Network for Bamboo and Rattan (INBAR)
  • International Tropical Timber Organization (ITTO)
  • Ministerial Conference on the Protection of Forests in Europe (MCPFE)
  • Montreal Process
  • Secretariat of the Pacific Community
  • Secretariat of the Tehran Process for Low Forest Cover Countries (LFCCs)

Major Groups and other stakeholders as defined in Agenda 21

The UNFF welcomes the participation of the nine major groups as identified in Chapter 23 of Agenda 21, including: women, children and youth, indigenous people, non-governmental organizations, local authorities, workers and trade unions, business and industry, scientific and technological communities, and farmers and small forest landowners.

Major groups organizations that are accredited with the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations (ECOSOC) and the former Commission on Sustainable Development (CSD) are encouraged to participate in sessions of the Forum.

Registration will be conducted using the Indico online platform, further details to be provided shortly.

You can verify that your organization is ECOSOC accredited using theĀ ECOSOC NGO database.

Organizations not yet accredited with ECOSOC or CSD may follow the discussions at the upcoming UNFF session through the livestream on UN Web TV. For more information on Major Groups please see the Major Groups section.


Media representatives interested in following the discussions at the upcoming UNFF session are advised that this session will be a virtual meeting which will be broadcast live on UN Web TV.