6 New Countries Join the UN-REDD Programme
The UN-REDD Programme welcomes Côte d’Ivoire, Ethiopia, Honduras, Mongolia, Pakistan and Peru as new partners to the Programme.
The UN-REDD Programme’s Policy Board agreed in an inter-sessional decision in June to welcome Côte d’Ivoire, Ethiopia, Honduras, Mongolia, Pakistan and Peru as partners of the Programme and official observers to the UN-REDD Programme Policy Board. These countries join the Programme’s 29 other partner countries across Africa, Asia and the Pacific, and Latin America and the Caribbean (see map below).
“In June 2010, the UN-REDD Programme had 22 partner countries and now we have 35… that's incredible growth in just one year. We are honoured to welcome this new group of partner countries to contribute to and benefit from the UN-REDD Programme's increasingly vibrant community of practice," said Clea Paz-Rivera, UN-REDD Programme Officer for National Programmes.
|*New UN-REDD Programme partner countries as of June 2011
To date, 13 UN-REDD Programme partner countries have presented National Programmes to the Policy Board and have been allocated a total of US$55.4 million in funding. New partner countries can benefit from receiving support from the Global Programme and knowledge sharing, which is facilitated by the UN-REDD Programme’s online community of practice (www.unredd.net). Partner countries will also have official observer status at UN-REDD Programme Policy Board meetings. In addition, they may be invited to submit a request to receive funding for a National Programme in the future if selected through a set of criteria to prioritize funding for new countries approved by the Policy Board. The UN-REDD Programme continues to pursue additional funding options that will enable the Programme to expand its financial support on REDD+ to more partner countries in the future.