22nd Session of the Committee on Forestry

June 23 - June 27, 2014 Host Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations Rome Italy

The Committee on Forestry brings together senior policymakers, heads of forest services and representatives of international forest organizations to review the situation of forests and forestry worldwide, identify emerging issues, seek solutions, and advise on appropriate action.

Watch COFO 22 live by webcast each day from FAO headquarters, Rome, Italy, starting from 10:00 CET. Daily summary reports, photos and highlights will also be available online.

Monday, 23 June

Opening: 22nd Session COFO and 4th World Forest Week
10:00–11:10 CET

  • H.R.H. Prince Laurent of Belgium
  • H.E. Rosine Amane Baiwong Djibergui, Minister for Agriculture and Environment of Chad, President of COMIFAC
  • H.E. Shin Won-Sop, Minister of the Korea Forest Service
  • Mr. Thomas Gass, Assistant Secretary-General of the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs
  • Mr. Piet Vanthemsche, President, AGRICORD
  • Mr. José Graziano da Silva, Director-General of FAO
  • Launch of the State of the World’s Forests 2014 report


11:50–13:00 CET
Enhancing the socioeconomic benefits from forests

COFO sessions
15:00-18:00 CET

  • Income, employment and livelihoods from forests
  • Innovations to promote the use of wood-based products from sustainably managed forests
  • Payment for ecosystem services for forests (PES) and forest financing
  • Forests and family farming


For the full week's programme of sessions, reports, photos, highlights and webcasts, go to www.fao.org/forestry/cofo2014.

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