United Nations Forum On Forests:
The Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change is organising a Country-Led Initiative (CLI) event as part of the United Nations Forum on Forests (UNFF) from 26-28 October, 2023 at the Forest Research Institute (FRI), Dehradun, Uttarakhand.
- United Nations Forum on Forests promotes the management, conservation, and sustainable development of all types of forests.
- It was established in 2000 by the UN Economic and Social Council of the United Nations (ECOSOC).
- The Forum meets annually at the UN Headquarters in New York, bringing together representatives of all member states and forest-related agencies for high-level dialogue on technical matters in odd years and policy matters in even years.
- The forum has universal membership, and is composed of all Member States of the United Nations and specialized agencies.
- India is a founding member of UNFF.
Country-Led Initiative (CLI):
- Its primary goal is to contribute to the discussions of UNFF regarding the implementation of Sustainable Forest Management and the UN Strategic Plan for Forests.
- It also aims to facilitate the sharing of best practises among UNFF member States for the implementation of SFM and UNSPF.