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First informal meeting to discuss the possible negotiation of a Legally Binding Agreement on Forests in Europe

31 October - 01 November 2019
Room VII, Palais des Nations Geneva Switzerland

At its 106th meeting on 8 July 2019, the UNECE Executive Committee (EXCOM) considered a letter from the Deputy Prime Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development of the Slovak Republic, Ms. Gabriela Matečná, transmitting the Ministerial Decision on Resuming the Negotiations of a Legally Binding Agreement on Forest in Europe developed under the Forest Europe process.

EXCOM took note of the information provided and requested the Secretariat to organize informal consultations to consider the matter further.  In response to this request, the Secretariat organized the first informal meeting to discuss the possible negotiation of a Legally Binding Agreement on Forests in Europe on 31 October - 1 November 2019 in room VII at the Palais des Nations, in Geneva.

Contact: Mr. Florian Steierer, Economic Affairs Officer

Agenda and documents

Information Documents EN
Provisional agenda PDF
Information note 1 PDF
Information note 2 PDF
ECONOMIC COMMISSION FOR EUROPE, EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE 106th meeting, Informal document No. 2019/29 PDF


Information and registration

Delegates requiring an entry badge are kindly asked to register at:

Please register at your earliest convenience, and allow enough time for visa application and processing. If you do not have a registration account yet, you will need to create a new one. Should your e-mail address already exist in the UNECE contact database, your details will be automatically retrieved. 

Deadline for registration: 28 October 2019. 

Visa requirements

Attention is drawn to the need for many participants to obtain a visa for entry into Switzerland. Participants requiring entry visas must obtain these from the Swiss Consulate or the competent Diplomatic Mission in their country before leaving for Switzerland. Participants who need visas are strongly advised to apply as early as possible.

Information on the requirements for entry in Switzerland can be found here


Items Presentation Title Presenter File
1,2,5,6,7 Background slides of the meeting Secretariat PDF
3 Legally Binding Agreement on Forests in Europe:
brief history of the process under FOREST EUROPE
B. Greguška PDF