Lao PDR and Morocco Join the UN-REDD Programme
The UN-REDD Programme is now working with 46 partner countries across Africa, Asia-Pacific and Latin America and the Caribbean.
The UN-REDD Programme’s Policy Board agreed in a recent inter-sessional decision in October to welcome Lao PDR and Morocco as new partners of the Programme and official observers to the UN-REDD Programme Policy Board.
"The UN-REDD Programme welcomes the participation of the governments of Lao PDR and Morocco as a further sign of these two countries' engagement and commitment to the REDD+ agenda," said Ms. Mette Løyche Wilkie, Interim Head of the UN-REDD Programme Secretariat.
New UN-REDD Programme partner countries can benefit from unique knowledge sharing opportunities, facilitated through UN-REDD Programme events and the Programme's online collaborative workspace (www.unredd.net). Partner countries can also receive targeted support from the UN-REDD Programme. Partner countries also have observer status at UN-REDD Programme Policy Board meetings, and may be invited to submit a request to receive funding for a National Programme in the future, if selected through a set of criteria to prioritize funding for new countries approved by the Policy Board.
To date, 16 UN-REDD Programme partner countries have had National Programmes approved by the Policy Board and have been allocated a total of US$67.3 million in funding. The UN-REDD Programme continues to pursue additional funding options that will enable the Programme to expand its financial support on REDD+ to more partner countries in the future.
Read more on UN-REDD Programme partner countries
Countries receiving support to National Programmes:
Bolivia, Cambodia, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ecuador, Indonesia, Nigeria, Panama
Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, the Philippines, Republic of the Congo, Solomon Islands, Sri Lanka, Tanzania, Viet Nam, Zambia
Other partner countries:
Argentina, Bangladesh, Benin, Bhutan, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Côte d’Ivoire, Ethiopia, Gabon, Ghana, Guatemala, Guyana, Honduras, Kenya, Lao PDR*, Malaysia, Mexico, Mongolia, Morocco*, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, Peru, South Sudan, Sudan, Suriname, Uganda
*New UN-REDD Programme partner countries as of November 2012