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Thursday, 14 July 2011

2011 International Year of Forests - " Forests are more than providing us fresh air "

 
" Celebrating Forests For Poeple"



To bolster efforts that will promote sustainable management, conservation and development of forests worldwide, the General Assembly adopted

2011 international Tear of Forests
Resolution 61/193. International Year of Forests, 2011

The Year 2011 has been declared the International Year of Forests by the United Nations to raise awareness and strengthen the sustainable forest management, conservation and sustainable development of all types of forests for the benefit of current and future generations.

Slide Shows

View a slideshow from the launch of the International Year of Forests at the General Assembly Hall in New York.

Photographs: International Year of Forests Launch Ceremony
View a slideshow from the ninth session of the United Nations Forum on Forests.

Photographs: Ninth Session of the United Nations Forum on Forests

View photographs of the openings of the Turkish and Croatian International Year of the Forests exhibit.

Photographs: Opening of the Croatian and Turkish Forests 2011 Exhibits in New York

As part of the close of the high level segment of the ninth session of the United Nations Forum on Forests Secretariat, the logo for the International Year of Forests was projected onto the side of the Secretariat building in New York. 
Photographs: International Year of Forests Logo Projection




 International Year of Forests Logo

International Year of Forests Launch Ceremony

Statement by H.E. Mr Joseph Deiss, President of the 65th session of the United Nations General Assembly at the global launch of the International Year of Forests 2011.

H.E. Mr Joseph Deiss, President of the 65th session of the United Nations General Assembly
Statement by H.E. Mr. Stanislas Kamanzi, Minister of Environment and Lands, Rwanda at the global launch of the International Year of Forests 2011.

H.E. Mr. Stanislas Kimanzi, Minister of Environment and Lands, Rwanda
Statement by H.E. Mr. Božidar Pankretić, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Regional Development, Forests and Water Management, Croatia at the global launch of the International Year of Forests 2011.

H.E. Mr. Božidar Pankretić, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Regional Development, Forests and Water Management, Croatia



Mr. Sha Zukang, United Nations Under-Secretary-General for Economic and Social Affairs
H.E. Mr.  Juan Manuel Gómez-Robledo Verduzco, Assistant Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mexico at the global launch of the International Year of Forests 2011.

H.E. Mr. Juan Manuel Gómez-Robledo Verduzco, Assistant Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mexico
Statement by  Mr. Tom Rosser, Assistant Deputy Minister, Natural Resources Canada, Canadian Forest Serviceat the global launch of the International Year of Forests 2011.

Mr. Tom Rosser, Assistant Deputy Minister, Natural Resources Canada, Canadian Forest Service

Statement by Professor Wangari Maathai, 2004 Nobel Peace Prize Laureate at the global launch of the International Year of Forests 2011.

Professor Wangari Maathai, 2004 Nobel Peace Prize Laureate
Statement by Ms. Jan McAlpine, Director, United Nations Forum on Forests Secretariat at the global launch of the International Year of Forests 2011.

Ms. Jan McAlpine, Director, United Nations Forum on Forests Secretariat
Statement by Mr. Yann Arthus-Bertrand, International Filmmaker at the global launch of the International Year of Forests 2011.

Mr. Yann Arthus-Bertrand, International Filmmaker


Statement by Ms. Lisa Samford, International Forest Film Festival (IFFF) at the global launch of the International Year of Forests 2011.

Ms. Lisa Samford, International Forest Film Festival (IFFF)
Statement by Mrs. Monique Barbut, Chief Executive Officer and Chairperson, Global Environment Facility (GEF) at the global launch of the International Year of Forests 2011.

Mrs. Monique Barbut, Chief Executive Officer and Chairperson, Global Environment Facility (GEF)
Statement by Stewart Maginnis, International Union for Conservation of Nature's (IUCN) Director of Development and Environment at the global launch of the International Year of Forests 2011.

Stewart Maginnis, International Union for Conservation of Nature's (IUCN) Director of Development and Environment

Statement by Mr. Felix Finkbeiner, presenting “Felix & Friends”, a Plant-for-the-Planet Children’s Initiative at the global launch of the International Year of Forests 2011.

Statement by Mr. Felix Finkbeiner, presenting “Felix & Friends”, a Plant-for-the-Planet Children’s Initiative
Stanislas Kimanzi, Rwandan Minister for Environment and Lands together with IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature) participants: Julia Marton-Lefèvre, Director-General (moderator); Stewart Maginnis, Director of Environment and Conservation;  Carole Saint-Laurent, Senior Forest Policy Advisor; and Jan McAlpine, Director of UN Forum on Forests

Press Conference: Stanislas Kimanzi (Rwanda) and IUCN on the International Year of Forests
Jan McAlpine, Director UN Forum on Forests Secretariat; Yann Arthus-Bertrand, Good Planet Foundation of France; and Felix Finkbeiner, Plant-for-the Planet Foundation will brief on the Forest Film Festival (moderator: Dan Shepard, DPI)

Press Conference: Jan McAlpine, Yann Arthus-Bertrand and Felix Finkbeiner on the Forest Film Festival

Eduardo Rojas-Briales, Forestry Director, FAO and Wangaari Maathai, Nobel Prize winner will brief on International Year of Forests (moderator: Dan Shepard, DPI)
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Press Conference: Eduardo Rojas-Briales and Wangaari Maathai on the International Year of Forests
This video is a IYF message by H.E. Mr. Božidar Pankretic, Deputy Prime Minister, Croatia.
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IYF message by H.E. Mr. Božidar Pankretic, Deputy Prime Minister, Croatia
This video is a IYF message by by H.E. Ms. Sirkka-Liisa Anttila, Minister of Agriculture and Forestry, Finland. IYF message by H.E. Ms. Sirkka-Liisa Anttila, Minister of Agriculture and Forestry, Finland



This video is a IYF message by H.E. Mr. Henry Ford Kamel, Deputy Minister of Lands and Natural Resources, Ghana. IYF message by H.E. Mr. Henry Ford Kamel, Deputy Minister of Lands and Natural Resources, Ghana

This video is a IYF message by Dr. Yetti Rusli, Senior Advisor, Minister of Forestry, Indonesia.

IYF message by Dr. Yetti Rusli, Senior Advisor, Minister of Forestry, Indonesia
IYF message by H.E. Mr. Donovan Stanberry, Permanent Secretary, Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries, Jamaica



This video is a IYF message by H.E. Mr. Tan Sri Joseph Kurup, Deputy Minister of Natural Resources and Environment, Malaysia. IYF message by H.E. Mr. Tan Sri Joseph Kurup, Deputy Minister of Natural Resources and Environment, Malaysia

This video is a IYF message by H.E. Mr. Lars Peder Brekk, Minister of Agriculture and Food, Norway.

IYF message by H.E. Mr. Lars Peder Brekk, Minister of Agriculture and Food, Norway
This video is a IYF message by H.E. Ms. Rosario Gomez, Deputy  Minister of Environment, Peru.

IYF message by H.E. Ms. Rosario Gomez, Deputy Minister of Environment, Peru



This video is a IYF message by H.E. Mr. Janusz Zaleski, Undersecretary of State, Ministry of Environment, Poland. IYF message by H.E. Mr. Janusz Zaleski, Undersecretary of State, Ministry of Environment, Poland

This video is a IYF message by H.E. Mr. Veysel Eroglu, Minister of Environment and Forestry, Turkey.

IYF message by H.E. Mr. Veysel Eroglu, Minister of Environment and Forestry, Turkey
This video is a IYF message by Ms. Frances Seymour, Director General, Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR).

IYF message by Ms. Frances Seymour, Director General, Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR)



This video is a IYF message by Mr. Ahmed Djoghlaf, Executive Secretary, Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD). IYF message by Mr. Ahmed Djoghlaf, Executive Secretary, Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD)

This video is a IYF message by Mr. Eduardo Rojas-Briales, Assistant Director-General, FD, Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO). IYF message by Mr. Eduardo Rojas-Briales, Assistant Director-General, FD, Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)

This video is a IYF message by Mr. Gustavo Fonseca, Director, Natural Resources, Global Environment Facility (GEF).

IYF message by Mr. Gustavo Fonseca, Director, Natural Resources, Global Environment Facility (GEF)



This video is a IYF message by Mr. Emmanuel Ze Meka, Executive Director, International Tropical Timber Organization (ITTO). IYF message by Mr. Emmanuel Ze Meka, Executive Director, International Tropical Timber Organization (ITTO)

This video is a IYF message by Ms. Julia Marton-Lefèvre, Director General, International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN). IYF message by Ms. Julia Marton-Lefèvre, Director General, International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN)

This video is a IYF message by Mr. Niels Elers Koch, President, International Union of Forest Research Organizations (IUFRO).
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IYF message by Mr. Niels Elers Koch, President, International Union of Forest Research Organizations (IUFRO)



This video is a IYF message by Mr. Ibrahim Thiaw, Director, DEPI, United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). IYF message by Mr. Ibrahim Thiaw, Director, DEPI, United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)

This video is a IYF message by Mr. Dennis Garrity, Director General, World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF). IYF message by Mr. Dennis Garrity, Director General, World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF)

Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon delivers a video message on the International Year of Forests. Video Message from Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon




Edward Norton, a UN Goodwill Ambassador, delivers a Public Service Announcement for the International Year of Forests.

UN Goodwill Ambassador Edward Norton
This video is a IYF Logo Animation created by the UN Forum on Forests regarding forests in our everyday lives.

Celebrating Forests 2011 - Created by Adolescent (35 seconds)



Following the success of his film Home, Yann Arthus-Bertrand created a 7-minute short film on forests filled with aerial images from Home and the Earth from Above television series. The film, 'Of Forests and Men,' is the official film for the launch of the International Year of Forests 2011.   "Forests" - A Film by Yann Arthus-Bertrand (7:34)*

This video is a public service announcement created by the UN Forum on Forests regarding forests in our everyday lives.

"Forests in Our Everyday Lives" - Created by Adolescent (30 seconds)

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