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Next week, the UN-REDD Programme will host its fifth Policy Board meeting at the International Monetary Fund facility from 4-5 November in Washington, D.C. This particular Policy Board meeting is significant as the board will be asked to endorse the UN-REDD Programme's five-year strategic plan as well as consider funding requests for full and initial National Programmes from five countries. Two other countries will present roadmaps for National Programmes to be submitted after the board meeting. Coming just days after the CBD COP10 in Nagoya and a few weeks before UNFCCC COP16, the Policy Board provides a valuable opportunity for countries to take stock of progress with national level REDD+ activities.

The UN-REDD Programme will also host, together with the Forest Carbon Partnership Facility (FCPF) and the Forest Investment Program (FIP), the first joint meeting on 6 November to explore the ways in which the three initiatives can continue to collaborate, in order to deliver streamlined support to the 48 countries they collectively work with.

The demand for, and interest in, the UN-REDD Programme continues to grow. We're encouraged by the concrete advancement of REDD+ in our pilot and partner countries. And we look forward to interacting with the countries as well as the diverse stakeholders, including representatives of civil society and Indigenous Peoples, who will participate in our Policy Board meeting.

Travel safe… we'll see some of you next week!

Yemi Katerere
Head of the UN-REDD Programme Secretariat

In this issue


New Carbon Maps Contribute to Wider Conservation

UN-REDD-INPE Training on National Forest Monitoring Systems

2 New Countries Join the UN-REDD Programme

New Info on Multiple Benefits for REDD+

REDD+ Partnership Launches New Website
Features & Commentary

Paraguay's National Programme for REDD+ By: Santiago Carrizosa

Biodiversity Benefits of REDD+ Elifuraha Isaya Laltaika
Reports & Analysis

UN-REDD FPIC Workshop in Panama

Looking ahead

FCPF Participants Committee Meeting
1 - 3 November 2010, Washington, D.C., USA

UN-REDD Programme 5th Policy Board Meeting
4-5 November 2010, Washington, D.C., USA

FIP Sub-Committee Meeting
8 November 2010, Washington, D.C., USA

14th International Anti-Corruption Conference
10-13 November 2010, Bangkok, Thailand

UN-REDD/Chatham House Monitoring Governance Workshop
18-19 November 2010, Rome, Italy

29 Nov- 10 Dec 2010, Cancun, Mexico

Forest Day 4, "After Copenhagen: Maintaining the Momentum"
5 December 2010, Cancun, Mexico
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