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...
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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.
March 14, 2013
PROFOR's 2013 Advisory Board Meeting was held at World Bank headquarter offices in Washington DC on March 15, 2013. The Progress and Completion reports for 27 activities supported in Calendar Year 2012, as well as a summary of overall PROFOR achievements and impacts, are available on this page.