International Tropical Timber Organization (ITTO)

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

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History

Established Apr 1985, on coming into force of International Tropical Timber Agreement, 1983 (ITTA), negotiated under the auspices of the Integrated Programme for Commodities of United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD). Operational activities commenced Jan 1987, on opening of headquarters in Yokohama (Japan). New treaty, International Tropical Timber Agreement, 1994, also negotiated under the auspices of UNCTAD, came into force on 1 Jan 1997. Successor agreement, International Tropical Timber Agreement, 2006 entered into force Dec 2011.

Aims

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.

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Activities

Politics/policy/regulatory. Management of treaties and agreements: Convention on Biological Diversity (Biodiversity convention).

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Languages

English, French, Spanish.

Staff

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Financing

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Relations with Inter-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 13 inter-governmental organizations.
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Relations with Non-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 5 non-governmental organizations.
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Publications

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Members

Members in 71 countries
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Subjects *

  • Climatology
    • Tropical Zones
  • Industry
    • Timber
  • Agriculture, Fisheries
    • Forestry
  • Conservation
    • Conservation

UN Sustainable Development Goals **

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

UIA Org ID

B0100

Last News Received

2018
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** UN SDGs are linked to the subject classification.

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