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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





In this issue


UN-REDD at COP18 and Forest Day 6

Lao PDR and Morocco Join the UN-REDD Programme

UN-REDD Policy Board Approves US$47.6 Million in Support to National REDD+ Actions

Indonesia Presents its REDD+ Forest Governance Progress

REDD+ Day at CBD COP11

Cambodia Takes First Step Toward a National Forest Inventory

Features & Commentary

Republic of the Congo Signs its UN-REDD National Programme
By: Georges Claver Boudzanga

Phasing out REDD+ Phase I in Viet Nam
By: Thomas Enters

Tanzania Conducts Comprehensive REDD+ Capacity Needs Assessment
By: Ralf Ernst


Reports & Analysis

New UN-REDD Success Story: DRC's Safeguard Standards

Kenya Releases Report Linking the Value of Forests to the Economy

Two New Go-REDD+ Issues from UN-REDD in Asia-Pacific

Looking ahead

REDD+ Partnership Meeting
25 November, 2012: Doha, Qatar

UNFCCC Climate Change Conference (COP18)
26 November- 7 December, 2012: Doha, Qatar

Forest Day 6
2 December, 2012: Doha, Qatar

UN-REDD Programme COP18 side event
5 December, 2012: Doha, Qatar

REDD+ Partnership High-Level Event
5 December, 2012: Doha, Qatar

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