Our redesigned periodic newsletter focuses this month on "The Intensification Challenge." It provides a preview of upcoming publications and events, lists newly approved knowledge activities and keeps you informed of new developments at PROFOR. Read the May 2011 Issue of PROFOR Update.
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February 15, 2011
PROFOR's annual advisory board meeting was held at the World Bank office in Brussels. The PROFOR Secretariat reported back on outcomes of the preceding calendar year and sought guidance and decisions from the Board on a range of issues.
February 01, 2011
The United Nations General Assembly declared 2011 as the International Year of Forests to raise awareness on sustainable management, conservation and sustainable development of all types of forests. The kickoff event was held February 2 at the Ninth Session of the United Nations Forum on Forests (UNFF-9) in New York. The theme for this year's celebration is "Forests for People." Learn more on this UN website. The ceremony was presided by the President of the 65th session of the United Nations General Assembly and featured the premiere of the short film “...
June 14, 2010
Serena Hotel, Kampala, Uganda This workshop helped test governance-related questions in Uganda among public servants, academics, journalists, parliamentarians and private entrepreneurs. It was one of the early steps on the road toward defining common governance indicators and a protocol for assessing and monitoring forest governance. See related documents and links to learn more.