international year of forests (2011)
Forests 2011

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Recognizing that forests and sustainable forest management can contribute significantly to sustainable development, poverty eradication and the achievement of internationally agreed development goals, including the Millennium Development Goals, the General Assembly decided to proclaim 2011 as the International Year of Forests ( resolution 61/193). It requested that the secretariat of the United Nations Forum on Forests, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, serve as the focal point for the Year, in collaboration with Governments, international, regional and subregional organizations and processes, the Collaborative Partnership on Forests, and relevant major groups. The Assembly invited the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) in particular, as the Chair of the Collaborative Partnership on Forests, to support implementation of the Year. It encouraged voluntary partnerships among Member States, international organizations and major groups to facilitate and promote activities related to the Year at the local and national levels, including by creating national committees or designating focal points in their respective countries.Details

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