IISD – ENB : 14th Session of the UN Forum on Forests (UNFF14)Summary and Analysis report published on 13 May 2019

 

 

The fourteenth session of the UN Forum on Forests (UNFF14) held technical discussions on implementation of the UN Strategic Plan for Forests 2017-2030 (UNSPF), taking into account the review cycle of the High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF), and the theme of the 2019 International Day of Forests, “Forests and Education.” As outlined in the current format for the Forum’s two-year thematic cycles, 2019 was to comprise discussions on implementation and technical advice and 2020 will focus on policy dialogue, development, and decision-making.

 

 

Meeting from 6-10 May 2019 at UN Headquarters in New York, 300 participants from Member States, international organizations, the Collaborative Partnership on Forests, and Major Groups participated in three thematic technical panel discussions on links between the Global Forest Goals (GFGs), and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) under review by the HLPF:

 

Forests and Climate Change, which focused on forests in the context of SDG 13 (climate action) and 17 (partnerships); and the objectives of the Paris Agreement on climate change;

 

Forests, Inclusive and Sustainable Economic Growth and Employment, which focused on links between forests and SDGs 8 (decent work and economic growth) and 17 (partnerships); and

 

Forests, Peaceful and Inclusive Societies, Reduced Inequality, Education and Inclusive Institutions at all Levels, which discussed links between forests with SDGs 4 (quality education), 10 (reduced inequalities), 16 (peace, justice, and strong institutions) and 17 (partnerships).

 

 

Technical panel sessions were also held on other topics including implementation of the UNSPF, Monitoring, Assessment and Reporting, Means of Implementation, and Communication and Outreach. Find out more… and Here

 

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