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Explore Forests in the ECE Region
The United Nations vision is of a world in which all types of forests and trees outside forests are sustainably managed, contribute to sustainable development and provide economic, social, environmental and cultural benefits for present and future generations (UNFF, Strategic Plan for Forests 2017-2030).
The joint ECE/FAO Forestry and Timber Section supports developing evidence-based policies for sustainable forest management and communicates about the many products and ecosystem services provided to society while assisting countries of the region to monitor and manage forests.
Learn more about our focus on the future of forests in the context of a changing climate and the UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration by exploring our programmes on Trees in Cities, Forests4Fashion, Circularity and Boreal Forests
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In focus

On this International Day of Forests 2023, discover UNECE’s campaign “Forests as Pharmacy”

Did you know that our forests are home to life-saving plants?

UNECE’s Forests as Pharmacy campaign highlights the importance of forests as an invaluable source of plant-based medicines for the treatment and/or prevention of Noncommunicable diseases (NCDs), such as cancer, cardiovascular and respiratory diseases.

Visit the page Forests as Pharmacy to learn more!

Join the Trees in Cities Challenge and Make a Pledge to Plant More Trees

Join a global campaign of mayors who are implementing pledges to make their cities greener, more sustainable and more climate resilient. Join over 70 cities from across the globe who have joined the initiative to mitigate the effects of climate change, cool outdoor temperatures, improve public health, contribute to clean air and food security, foster biodiversity, build resilience, improve citizen wellbeing and create economic opportunities in their cities.

Learn how your city can make a Trees in Cities Challenge pledge here.