The United Nations Forum on Forests will hold its ninth session from Monday, 24 January, to Friday, 4 February 2011, at United Nations Headquarters. The session will open on Monday, 24 January, at 10 a.m. in Conference Room 2 (NLB). The annotated provisional agenda is contained in document E/CN.18/2011/1.
The session will include a high-level ministerial segment, which will be held on Wednesday, 2, and Thursday, 3 February 2011.
There will be two parallel high-level round tables (1 and 2) in the afternoon of Wednesday, 2 February, and two parallel high-level round tables (3 and 4) in the morning of Thursday, 3 February 2011, each discussing a specific topic, as follows:
Round table 1: Forests for people;
Round table 2: Finance for forest-dependent communities;
Round table 3: Forests-plus: A cross-sectoral and cross-institutional approach; and
Round table 4: Forests and Rio+20.
The round tables are open to the participation of all Member States and observers. Delegations are kindly requested to indicate, as soon as possible, their preference for the participation of their head of delegation in one of the above-mentioned round tables by e-mail or fax to the Secretary of Forum, Ms. Vivian Pliner (e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org; tel. 1 (212) 963-5724; room IN-628B). Priority for making statements will be given to the heads of delegation in the order of inscription. Each round table accommodates forty statements. The time-limit for each statement is three minutes for individual Member States and five minutes for delegations speaking on behalf of a group of States. For further detailed information on the forthcoming session, please visit the following Web site:
Registration for Member States and observers to obtain photo identification badges will be open at the United Nations Pass Office (room U-100, 801 United Nations Plaza (corner of First Avenue and 46th Street)), as follows:
Sunday, 23 January: from 12 noon to 6 p.m.; and
Monday, 24 January, and weekdays thereafter: from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Registration for non-governmental organizations, international and regional entities without observer status, and major groups accredited to the Economic and Social Council will be open at the United Nations Forum on Forests registration desk in the United Nations Visitors’ Lobby, as follows:
Monday, 24 January: from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and from 2.30 to 5 p.m.;
Tuesday, 25 January, to Tuesday, 1 February (excluding the weekend): from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.;
Wednesday, 2 February, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and from 2.30 to 5 p.m.; and
Thursday, 3, and Friday, 4 February, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Delegations wishing to attend the session and be included in the list of participants are requested to communicate, as soon as possible, the composition of their delegations to the Secretary of the Forum, Ms. Vivian Pliner (e-mail email@example.com; room IN-628B), with copy to Ms. Barbara Tavora-Jainchill (e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org; room DC1-1258).