Six New Countries Join UN-REDD Programme
12 July 2011: Côte d'Ivoire, Ethiopia, Honduras, Mongolia, Pakistan and Peru have recently joined the UN-REDD Programme as partner countries. The UN-REDD Programme now has 35 partner countries across Africa, Asia, and Latin America and the Caribbean.
Partner countries in the Programme benefit from receiving support from the Global Programme and knowledge sharing, facilitated by the Programme's online community of practice. Partner countries may also be invited to submit a request for funding for a national programme. Thirteen partner countries have so far been allocated a total of US$55.4 million in funding. Partner countries also have official observer status at UN-REDD Programme Policy Board meetings. [UN-REDD Press Release]