2011: International Year of Forests
”The United Nations general Assembly in its resolution 61/193 of 20 December 2006 proclaimed 2011 International Year of Forests and invited governments, UN agencies, non-governmental organizations, the private sector and others to make concerted efforts to raise awareness at all levels to strengthen sustainable management, conservation and sustainable development of all types of forests for the benefit of present and future.
The International Year of Forests (2011) offers a unique opportunity to educate the public about the challenges facing many of the world's forests and the people who depend on it. Major successes have been recorded and valuable lessons have been learned about how to promote sustainable forest management. "
More information: http://www.un.org/en/events/iyof2011/