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Guyana to host 28th session of the Latin American and Caribbean Forestry Commission meeting

faoGuyana is set to host the 28th Session of the Latin American and Caribbean Forestry Commission meeting from September 9 to 13 at the International Conference Centre.

FAO Rep in Guyana Dr. Lystra Fletcher-Paul said the meeting will create an avenue where the FAO work program will be determined in the regional priorities for forestry.

Good governance, sustainable forestry, illegal logging and sustainable management are just a few of the issues that will be discussed at the meeting.

Over eighty delegates from Latin America and the Caribbean region, including a number of high level reps of several UN agencies and other organisations are expected to attend.

Guyana has so far benefited from over 40 million dollars in funding from the UN, through the FAO to support capacity building within the forestry sector to meet international forestry requirements.

The Latin American and Caribbean Forestry Commission would usually meet every two years and was last held in Paraguay.

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