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Facts for Prelims (FFP)

 Source: DTE

Context: The eighteenth session of the United Nations Forum on Forests (UNFF18) was held in New York.


United Nations Forum on Forests (UNFF):

  • The UN Economic and Social Council established it in 2000.


Objective: To promote the management, conservation and sustainable development of all types of forests and to strengthen long-term political commitment to this end.


Key highlights:

  • Practice Sustainable Forest Management (SFM) in Tropical Regions
  • India: It presented a case of a UNFF country-led initiative on long-term SFM and expressed concerns regarding wildfires and the limitations of current forest certification schemes.