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Fifteenth World Forestry Congress

2 May 2022 - 6 May 2022


The XV World Forestry Congress
The XV World Forestry Congress (XV WFC) will be held from 2 to 6 May 2022 in Seoul, Republic of Korea.

The Congress was originally scheduled for May of 2021, but was postponed due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

The theme of the XV WFC is Building a Building a Green, Healthy and Resilient Future with Forests. Under this overarching theme, there are six sub-themes which will address the most important current issues concerning forests and the products and services they provide:

  • the importance of containing and reversing forest and tree-cover loss in attaining multiple global goals;
  • forests’ role in addressing global environmental challenges, including climate change and biodiversity conservation;
  • the important contribution of forest products and services to national economies and strategies for enhanced financing in the sector;
  • the use of forest resources to improve livelihoods, health and well-being;
  • ways to improve forest monitoring, data collection and knowledge management; and
  • enhancing multi-stakeholder partnerships and cooperation for the improved management and utilization of forest resources.

Register for the Congress
Register online through the official website by 15 April 2022.

About the Congress
The first World Forestry Congress was held in Rome in 1926 and subsequent Congresses have taken place about every six years since then. In 1954, FAO was entrusted with supporting the Congress in close cooperation with the host country and proudly continues to do so today. The XV World Forestry Congress in Seoul will bring together the global forestry community to review and analyse key challenges facing the sector and ways to address these. Participation is usually diverse, with representation from all regions and sectors; including the public and private sector, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), civil society organizations (CSOs), scientific or professional bodies, and forestry societies, as well as those who simply care about forests and the environment.

Watch the XV World Forestry Congress curtain raiser here.

For more information about the Congress, please visit the official website:


2 May 2022
6 May 2022
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