Collaborative Partnership on Forests (CPF)


Name of initiative Collaborative Partnership on Forests (CPF)
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NAZCA Initiative No
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Starting year 2001
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Secretariat The CPF is chaired by FAO and is serviced by the United Nations Forum on Forests (UNFF) Secretariat, DC1-1245, One UN Plaza, New York, NY 10017, USA; e-mail:
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Geographical coverage Global, Asia and the Pacific, Latin America and The Caribbean, Africa, Western Europe, Eastern Europe, North America
Name of lead organisation UNFF Secretariat
Type of lead organisation Network/Consortium/Partnership
Location/Nationality of lead organisation United States of America


Description The Collaborative Partnership on Forests (CPF) is an informal, voluntary arrangement among 14 international organizations and secretariats with substantial programmes on forests. These agencies share their experiences and build on them to produce new benefits for their respective constituencies. They collaborate to streamline and align their work and to find ways of improving forest management and conservation and the production and trade of forest products. Updated September 2015.

The CPF is a low-cost addition to the International Arrangement on Forests, but more funding would increase the scope and continuity of its work at various levels. In the past, member states have provided CPF member organizations with funds to undertake specific tasks and joint initiatives and to secure expert staff to carry out the work. There is potential to boost this approach, improving resource efficiency and strategic planning among CPF member organizations.

Objectives Members have been designated focal agencies for each element addressed by UNFF, following a principle of shared responsibility. This division of responsibility is based on the mandate, competence, resources and comparative advantage of each member. The role of each focal agency is to strengthen collaboration among members, as well as with other partners, in order to mobilize resources and expertise, avoid duplication of effort and maximize efficiencies and synergies in support of the work of UNFF. Key tasks of focal agencies include: facilitating the implementation of IPF/IFF proposals for action; providing documentation for UNFF sessions, including drafting reports of the Secretary-General; supporting country- and organization-led initiatives of UNFF; channeling requests for information and assistance to the appropriate sources.
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Monitoring and Impacts

Function of initiative Political dialogue, Technical dialogue
Activity of initiative Knowledge production and innovation, Awareness raising and outreach
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Participants Number Names
Members 13  
Companies 0
Business organisations 0
Research and educational organisations 0
Non-governmental organisations 0
National states 0
Governmental actors 0
Regional / state / county actors 0
City / municipal actors 0
Intergovernmental organisations 13 Center for International Forestry Research - CIFOR (Indonesia),  Convention on Biological Diversity (Canada),  Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora - CITES (Switzerland),  Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations - FAO (Italy),  Global Environment Facility-GEF (USA),  International Tropical Timber Organization (Japan),  International Union for Conservation of Nature - IUCN (Switzerland),  International Union of Forest Research Organizations (Austria),  United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (Switzerland),  United Nations Development Programme - UNDP (USA),  United Nations Environment Programme (Kenya),  United Nations Forum on Forests (USA),  United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (Germany),  World Agroforestry Centre (Kenya),  World Bank (USA).
Financial Institutions 0
Other members 0
Supporting partners 0
Number of members in the years
Have only national states as participators No


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Last update: 29 July 2020 10:52:35

Not only have national states as participators