Launch of the International Year of Forests 2011

30 November 2010 | News story

The International Year of Forests 2011 will be launched during the United Nations Forum on Forests starting 24 January 2011.

24 January - 4 February
Ninth Session of the United Nations Forum on Forests / Launch of the International Year of Forests 2011
UNFF Secretariat
UNHQ, New York

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.

On the website you will find information regarding events being organised throughout the International Year as well as interactive web tools and resources to promote dialogue on forests. CEC members may be interested in this invitation to share news: "Tell us how you plan to celebrate “forests for people” during 2011, so that we may showcase your stories and initiatives through this website."