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Forestry in IRAN
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Report

Declaration

 

 

Intergovernmental forum on forests (IFF)

I. R. of IRAN initiative in support of the programme

  of work of IFF

 

International Expert Meeting

On

Special Needs and Requirements of

Developing Countries

With Low Forest Cover and Unique Types of Forests

 

 

 

Provisional Time Table & Agenda

 

 


Monday, 4 Oct. 1999,

 

8: 00 – 9: 00                 Registration

 

Plenary ( Opening Ceremony)

9: 00 – 10: 30

     Ü       National anthem

     Ü       Citation of some verses from Holy Quran

     Ü       Address by H. E. Mr. Saidi Kia, Minister of Jihad – e – Sazandegi (Constraction–Jihad)

     Ü       Statement by H. E. Ilikka Ristimaki, IFF co-chairmen (Ambassador of  Finland in  OECD)

     Ü       Statement by Mr. M. H. El. Lakany,  Assistant Director General – FAO Forestry Department

     Ü       Statement by Mr.  Maini, Head of IFF Secretariat

     Ü       Statement by U. N. Resident Coordinator and Head of UNDP Resident in Tehran / Mr. F. M. Bastagli 

     Ü       Statement by representative of UNEP

     Ü       Statement by representative of IFAD

 

10: 30 – 11: 00             Coffee break

                   Plenary

11: 00 – 12: 00            

     Ü       Adoption of the Agenda

     Ü       Election of officers (Chairman, Vice chairman, rapportour as well as members of the drafting committee.

     Ü       Presentation on the definition of the LFC ( UNEP / IUFRO)

 

12:00 – 14: 00                                          Lunch break

Plenary

14: 00 – 17: 30

     Ü       Overview of Low Forest Cover Countries in devloping regions (FAO)

     Ü       Presentation of issue papers

     Ü       Forests, other wooded lands and trees as a means of subsistence, including poverty, food security and deforestation issues

     Ü       Wood energy in countries with LFC

     Ü       Trade in forest products

     Ü       Role of Planted trees & Forest plantation in LFCCs

     Ü       Forest conservation, inparticular, unique types of forests

     Ü       Forestry and the UNCED Conventions (FCCC, CCD & CBD)

     Ü       Policies and strategic planning & investment for national forest programmes in LFCCs

     Ü       Gender aspects and the role of women in the use of  resources and access to forests

     Ü       Non-Wood forest products in LFCCs

     Ü       Natural forest management (LFCCs)

     Ü       The need to have a new definition of LFCCs

 

Tuesday, 5 Oct. 1999,

                                                Plenary

8: 30 – 10: 00

     Ü       Issue paper discussion (Continued)

     Ü       Case studies

     Ü       Critical factors for success in afforestation (presentation by the Danish delegation)

     Ü       Election of officer (chairmen, member of working groups)

 

10:00 – 10:30               Coffee break

 

10:30 – 12: 00

     Ü       Discussion of issue papers (Within working Groups)

 

    WG 1

 

 

     Ü       Policy, Capacity and social issues

     Ü       Gender aspects and the role of women in the use of  resources and access to forests

     Ü       Capacity building

     Ü       Forests, other wooded land and trees as a means of subsistence, Including poverty, food security, water security and the deforestation

 

   WG 2

 

 

     Ü       Technical issues

     Ü       Wood energy

     Ü       Forest conservation , inparticular unique types of forests

     Ü       Non-wood forest products

     Ü       Natural forest management (LFCCs)

     Ü       Role of Planted trees & Forest plantation in LFCCs

 

 WG 3

 

 

     Ü       International issues

     Ü       Forestry and the UNCED conventions (FCC, CCD, CBD)

     Ü       Policies and strategic planning & investment for national forest programmes in LFCCs

     Ü       Trade in forest products, a concern of LFCCs

     Ü       The need to have a new definition of LFC for countries categorized as countries with low forest cover

 

12:00 – 14: 00                                          Lunch break

 

14: 00 – 18: 00 Drafting the  working group reports

     Ü       Working group 1

     Ü       Working group 2 

     Ü       Working group 3 

 

19:30 – 21: 30              Dinner hosted by Head of FRO

 

Wednesday 6 Oct. 1999,

 

8: 30 – 10: 00                           

Drafting the  working group reports ( continued)

     Ü       Working group 1 

     Ü       Working group 2 

     Ü       Working group 3 

 

10: 00 – 10: 30                         Coffee break

 

10: 30 – 12: 00             Continuation of the working groups reports and Preparing their final reports

 

12:00 – 14: 00                                          Lunch break

 

Plenary

14: 00 – 18: 00                         

Presentation of working groups reports

19: 30 – 21: 00             Reception hosted by FAO Representative in the I. R. of Iran

 

 

Thursday, 7 Oct. 1999,

8: 30 – 12: 00                           City tour Teheran

     Ü       Forest and Rangeland Institute, National Botanic Garden of Iran

     Ü        Museum

 

 

Note: (Drafting committee meeting to prepare the final report)

 

12:00 – 15: 30                                          Lunch break

 

15: 30 – 18: 30                              Plenary

     Ü       Adoption of the report of the meeting

     Ü       Closing Ceremony

     Ü       statement by IFF co-chairmen

 

Friday, 8 Oct. 1999,

 

6: 00 AM– 20: 00 PM

 

Study Tour:

     Ü       First Tour:

To Caspian Sea region in the north, visiting unique forests and some forestry activities.

     Ü       Second Tour:

Visiting Isfahan Province - historical monuments and combating desertification activities.