UNFF Secretariat Calls for Information for Secretary-General’s Reports on Forests and Climate Change

Call for information on progress made on the implementation of the non-legally binding instrument on all types of forests (NLBI) and achievement of the global objectives on forests August 2008: The Secretariat of the UN Forum on Forests (UNFF) has called for the submission of national information on the

implementation of the Non-Legally Binding Instrument on All Types of Forests

(NLBI) and progress towards the achievement of the four Global Objectives on


The information will be used to inform the UN Secretary-General's

reports to be submitted to the eighth session of the UNFF, which will take

place in New York, US, from 20 April to 1 May 2009. Several provisions of the

NLBI and elements of the Global Objectives relate to one of the themes of UNFF

8, namely, ‘Forests in a Changing Environment.' The Secretariat is also calling

for information on for the preparation of the Secretary-General's reports on:

Forests and Climate Change; Reversing the Loss of Forest Cover, Preventing

Forest Degradation in All Types of Forests and Combating Desertification,

including Low Forest Cover Countries; and Forests and Biodiversity

Conservation, including Protected Areas. The deadline for receiving information

is 30 September 2008. [The

call for information]