International Tropical Timber Organization (ITTO)

Organisation internationale des bois tropicaux (OIBT)
Organización Internacional de las Maderas Tropicales (OIMT)

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Established Apr 1985, on coming into force of T-XT8316 - International Tropical Timber Agreement, 1983 (ITTA), negotiated under the auspices of the Integrated Programme for Commodities of E-XE3381 - UNCTAD. Operational activities commenced Jan 1987, on opening of headquarters in Yokohama (Japan). New treaty, T-XT9482 - International Tropical Timber Agreement, 1994, also negotiated under the auspices of UNCTAD, came into force on 1 Jan 1997. Successor agreement, T-XT0609 - International Tropical Timber Agreement, 2006 entered into force Dec 2011.


Develop internationally agreed policy documents to promote sustainable forest management and forest conservation; assist tropical member countries to adapt such policies to local circumstances and implement them in the field through projects.


2024-12-01 | Yokohama, Japan – Session

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International Tropical Timber Council (ITTC) meets annually on rotational basis between Headquarters (Japan) and a Producer member country, rotating among 3 tropical regions of Africa, Asia/Pacific and Latin America/Caribbean. Council; Committees (4): Economics, Statistics and Markets; Forest Industry; Reforestation and Forest Management; Finance ad Administration. Secretariat in Yokohama (Japan).


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GOAL 2: Zero HungerGOAL 11: Sustainable Cities and CommunitiesGOAL 12: Responsible Consumption and ProductionGOAL 14: Life Below WaterGOAL 15: Life on Land



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