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Alba Pueyo posted Information 14 October 2013

On 30 September 2013, representatives from the Government of Indonesia and the European Union (EU) marked their mutual commitment to ensuring that timber entering the EU is produced legally. They signed a Voluntary Partnership Agreement (VPA) at a ceremony in Brussels.

Roser Cabré-Verdiell Surribas posted Information 30 September 2013

The Ministry of Water and Forests of the Republic of Côte d’Ivoire now includes information on its website about the VPA it is negotiating with the EU. You can find updated videos, a photo gallery and negotiation progress reports on the site.

Roser Cabré-Verdiell Surribas posted Information 30 September 2013

This workshop will be held in Bangkok, Thailand on 16 and 17 October 2013 and will provide an overview of international timber market requirements and the available support programmes in the region.

14
May
From
14 May 2014 to 25 June 2014
in Telford (United Kingdom)
Organised byCentre for International Development and Training, University of Wolverhampton, UK

Applications NOW being accepted for a 6 week "Improving Forest Governance"
course in May - June 2014 (delivered in French and English). The course is
focused on 3 core modules covering governance, trade, communication and
planning processes, with up to 2 optional modules on Forests and Climate
Change, Training of Trainers, Proposal writing/ Project design and Developing
Communication strategies. 18 core funded places for key stakeholders in VPA
processes, self funded applications welcomed.

For details, please see  http://www.wlv.ac.uk/default.aspx?page=25917 [1].

[1] http://www.wlv.ac.uk/default.aspx?page=25917

Jill Edbrooke uploaded a new Document 18 September 2013

Course Flyer for "Improving Forest Governance 2014"

Roser Cabré-Verdiell Surribas posted Information 9 September 2013

Stakeholders in Thailand are preparing for the launch of formal VPA negotiations between Thailand and the EU.

Roser Cabré-Verdiell Surribas posted Information 9 August 2013

The EU FLEGT Action Plan and Voluntary Partnership Agreements are based on the European Union’s strong commitment to poverty reduction.

Roser Cabré-Verdiell Surribas posted Information 30 July 2013

The summary report of the first VPA negotiation session between Côte d’Ivoire and the EU and t

Roser Cabré-Verdiell Surribas posted Information 17 June 2013

Working together to strengthen legally verified timber exports from Côte d’Ivoire to the European Union, negotiations for a Voluntary Partnership Agreement (VPA) between the two parties began Monday 17 June in Abidjan.

Roser Cabré-Verdiell Surribas posted Information 10 June 2013

Indonesia booked a 114 percent increase in sales of timber product exports to the European Union during the first quarter of the year, following the introduction of a self-made certification system to help the country comply with international regulations.

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