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May 14, 2013
The Central Africa Forests Commission (COMIFAC) and the World Bank, held a two-day regional conference in Kinshasa, on May 15-16, 2013, in the Democratic Republic of Congo, to discuss findings from the PROFOR-supported study on Deforestation Trends in the Congo Basin (PDF). A number of presentations from the conference are available below. La Commission des Forêts d'Afrique Centrale (COMIFAC) et la Banque mondiale ont tenu une conférence régionale sur les Dynamiques de la déforestation dans le bassin du Congo: Réconcilier la croissance économique...
May 12, 2013
PROFOR supported and participated in several panel discussions during the International Conference on Forests for Food Security and Nutrition, held at FAO, May 13-15, 2013. The conference was attended by representatives of government, civil society, private sector, academia and regional and international organizations from about 100 countries The list of participants and conference presentations are available on the FAO website here. Conference summaries are also available in English, French and Spanish under Related Links on this page. May 14, 10-12, Green room -- PROFOR's...
April 08, 2013
Our periodic newsletter focuses this month on "Tracking Impact" 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 April 2013 issue of PROFOR Update     
April 07, 2013
The 10th Session of the the United Nations Forum on Forests was held in Istanbul, Turkey from the 8th to the 19th of April 2013. The gathering, held at the Lutfi Kirdar Convention and Exhibition Center (LKCC), presented an opportunity to share findings and lessons from ongoing forest initiatives, with forest policymakers and experts from around the world. Staff from the PROFOR Secretariat participated in the following side events. Thursday April 11 PROFOR Manager Peter Dewees spoke at a side event on the Bonn Challenge to restore 150 million hectares of degraded and...
March 20, 2013
March 21 marks the beginning of spring in the Northern hemisphere only but local tree planting activities will be encouraged worldwide. This video created by FAO to celebrate the new International Day (proclaimed by the UN General Assembly last November) has a simple message: Forests sustain life -- but not infinitely. Help sustain them. Plant a tree.