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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

Forests.

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]