5-9 May 2025 New York City, US
20th session of the UN Forum on Forests (UNFF 20)

The 20th session of the UN Forum on Forests (UNFF 20) will take place in May 2025 at the UN Headquarters in New York, US.

In October 2000, the UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC), in its resolution 2000/35, established the International Arrangement on Forests (IAF), including the UNFF as a subsidiary body of ECOSOC, with the main objective of promoting the management, conservation, and sustainable development of all types of forests.

UNFF 19 adopted a declaration pledging high-level commitment to forests going forward. The declaration reaffirms the UN Strategic Plan for Forests (UNSPF) as a global framework for action at all levels to protect and sustainably manage all types of forests and trees outside forests, to halt deforestation and forest degradation, and to contribute to the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and other international forest-related instruments, processes, commitments, and goals. According to the Earth Negotiation Bulletin (ENB), the meeting also adopted an omnibus resolution that includes the Mid-Term Review (MTR) of the effectiveness of the International Arrangement on Forests and sets the mandate for specific future actions by UNFF Members, the UNFF Secretariat, the Collaborative Partnership on Forests (CPF), the Global Forest Financing Facilitation Network (GFFFN), and the UNFF Trust Fund. 

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dates: 5-9 May 2025
location: New York City, US
www: https://www.un.org/esa/forests/

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