On April 25, 2017 the Council of the European Union adopted conclusions on the United Nations strategic plan for forests with a view to EU participation in the 12th session of the UN forum on forests.
According to the announcement, the conclusions highlight the importance of the first-ever UN Strategic Plan for forests 2017-2030 and the related four-year work programme. They also confirm full EU support for the plan and commitment to enhancing the implementation of global forest-related issues at international, regional and national level.
The conclusions pave the way for EU participation in the 12th UN forum on forests (UNFF 12) on May 1-5, 2017 in New York.
The UNFF is a subsidiary body aimed at promoting “the management, conservation and sustainable development of all types of forests and to strengthen long-term political commitment to this end”.
The Outcome of the proceedings and be found at the following link.