Pre-HLPF event on Forests on 8 July 2018

A one-day pre-HLPF event on forests is being organized by the UNFF Secretariat on Sunday 8 July 2018. The event is entitled Forest-based transformation towards sustainable and resilient societies; lessons learned and success stories, and will be held from 10 am – 1:30 pm, in CR 6 at UN Headquarters in New York.

The event aims to highlight the significance of forests to achieve the SDGs, stimulate partnerships and create long-lasting synergies among a wide range of stakeholders to accelerate progress towards realizing the 2030 Agenda.

High level officials who will address the event include Josh Frydenberg, Minister for the Environment and Energy of Australia; Ivan Valentik, Deputy Minister of Natural Resources and Environment of the Russian Federation – Head of the Federal Forestry Agency; Jaana Husu-Kallio, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry of Finland and Liu Zhenmin, USG of DESA.

The event is an initiative of the Bureau of the 13th session of the UN Forum on Forests, and is being co-sponsored by the Governments of Brazil, Burkina Faso, Canada, Malaysia, and the Russian Federation.

Further details on the event, including detailed programme are available at: http://www.un.org/esa/forests/events/hlpf-forests-8july2018/index.html