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Dear reader,

With preparations for the 4th Policy Board meeting well underway, the UN-REDD Programme remains committed to support the international consensus around REDD+ and continuing to help countries build up their capacity to achieve readiness. As part of our new strategy, the Programme is ready to support and contribute to the development of an institutional architecture for REDD+ as requested by countries.  In the coming months, we will be exploring with the World Bank and other partners more integrated approaches and partnerships on REDD+.

In supporting national REDD+ efforts in the future, we plan to continue to provide support, in particular for measuring, reporting and verification (MRV) and monitoring, establishing transparent and effective national governance structures and systems for equitable benefit sharing, and engagement of Indigenous Peoples and Civil Society.

At the heart of our work is a singular commitment to provide support to countries in developing and implementing their REDD+ strategies, aimed at tipping the economic balance in favour of sustainable management of forests and the improvement of livelihoods.

Yemi Katerere
Head of the UN-REDD Programme Secretariat

In this issue


8 New Countries Join the UN-REDD Programme

Look Ahead to 4th Policy Board

Update: Benefit Distribution System Study in Viet Nam

UN-REDD Video Reaches a Wider Audience
Features & Commentary

The International Year of Biodiversity
Reports & Analysis

MRV Workshop in Tanzania

MRV: On the Road to COP16
Looking ahead

4th UN-REDD Programme Policy Board Meeting
17-19 March 2010, Nairobi, Kenya

Indonesia UN-REDD Programme Inception Workshop
30-31 March 2010, Jakarta, Indonesia
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