Development cooperation , 01.12.2014

UN Forum on Forests (UNFF)


The United Nations Forum on Forests (UNFF), a subsidiary body to the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations, was established in 2000. The Forum has universal membership, and is composed of all Member States of the United Nations. The main objective of the Forum is to promote the management, conservation and sustainable development of all types of forests and to strengthen long-term political commitment to this end. The work of the Forum is supported by the Collaborative Partnership on Forests (CPF). In 2007, the Forum adopted a Non-Legally Binding Instrument on All Types of Forests (NLBI) and a programme of work. In 2013, the Forum decided on a review of the international arrangement on forests beyond 2015. On the basis of the review, a full range of options will be considered, including a possible legally binding instrument on all types of forests. The UNFF Secretariat has made a proposal for Finland's contribution to the UNFFS Trust Fund, which will be targeted for the year 2015. The Finnish support is earmarked for the Review of the international Arrangement on Forests (IAF) and participation of representatives from developing countries and countries with economies in transition in the UNFF meetings and the UNFF 11 session. A significant part of Finland's previous support for the UNFF has been targeted to support to the inclusion of the views and special needs of developing country representatives in the international forest policy.

Funding decision  01.12.2014

400 000 €

Objectives monitored by OECD's Development Assistance Committee

  • Aid to environment

Field of activity

  • Forestry policy and administrative management 100%

Funding channel

Muut toteuttajat



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