Press Release

The 43rd Session of the International Tropical Timber Council (ITTC) to Be Held

October 29, 2007

The International Tropical Timber Organization (ITTO) will hold the 43rd session of its council from November 5 to 10 in Yokohama City, Kanagawa Prefecture. Representatives of 60 member countries of the ITTO will participate in the meeting.
The main topics for discussion in the 43rd session are timber trade and sustainable management of rainforest. They will also discuss the preparations for the entry into force of the International Tropical Timber Agreement (ITTA), 2006. Other agenda include reporting of the discussion regarding forest by the UNFCCC, the approval of the ITTO Action Plan 2008-2013, and the deliberation on supportive projects.

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