This year UNOG, UNECE and FAO are hosting the annual “International Day of Forests” on 20 March 2015 at the Palais des Nations in Geneva.
This year’s celebration is dedicated to the theme of “Forests for Food – Food for Forests”.
The celebration consists of a series of events, including a Press Conference, the “Forests for Food – Food for Forests” Conference featuring two Roundtables, food tastings from the Italian San Francesco’s Woodland, the Opening of the “Learning from Forests” Exhibition, and the Forest Gala Reception with forest food from Finland, Germany, Poland, the Russian Federation and the United States of America as well as Swiss wine!
We are aiming to bring together a number of key experts and senior government officials from the forest sector, international organizations, academia, NGOs, gastronomy experts, and food and beverage industries to explore the links between forests and food security, as well as the impact of forests on the food industry and food industry on forests.
The “Learning from Forests” Exhibition will be featured in the Salle des Pas Perdus and will resemble a walk through the forest drawing our attention to their social, environmental, cultural and gastronomic benefits.
In honour of the International Day of Forests, the UNOG Cafeteria will be serving delicious forest-related and forest-inspired food during lunchtime. Make sure to benefit from this remarkable opportunity!
The International Day of Forests will also mark the launch of our new publication on “Forests in the ECE Region: Trends and Challenges in Achieving the Global Objectives on Forests” and a related infographic video.
For the invitation to the International Day of Forests 2015, please, click here.
Do not miss this opportunity and register for our special event in the section for “Registrations”.
With deepest gratitude for the support of:
The Russian Federation
The Swiss Confederation
The United States of America
Polish State Forest Agency
L'Ecole d'Horticulture de Lullier
Clean Forest Club, Switzerland
Fondo Ambiente Italiano
Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC), Spain
UNOG Conference Services
UNOG Cultural Activities
UNOG Cafeteria (Eldora)
UNOG Building Services
United Nations Jazz Band