News from the UN: Report on the FAO/ITTO International Expert Meeting on Forest Fire Management, FOOTNOTES (IFFN No. 24 – April 2001)

Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)

Report on the
FAO/ITTO International Expert Meeting on Forest Fire Management
Rome, Italy, 7-9 March 2001

(IFFN No. 24 – April 2001, 78-98)



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  2. Available from Forest Resources Division, Forestry Department, FAO, Rome (Italy).

  3. Agreements for mutual assistance in preparation for, and emergency response to, fire events.

  4. See Annex 8 for a preliminary draft action plan and timeframe.

  5. Mandate to prevent and reduce natural disasters, including wildland fires.

  6. Mandate to coordinate on-site response to emergencies, including wildland fires. An International Search and Rescue Convention is currently being prepared to explicitly include a wildland fire emergency component.

  7. Mandate to coordinate international response to natural disasters, including wildland fire.

  8. Mandate to advance implementation and monitor progress in agreed actions for sustainable forest management and to enhance international cooperation on forest-related issues, including wildland fires.


  1. Joined, in some sessions, by Mr. Dario Morini, Centro Coordinamento Aereo Unificato, Dipartimento della Protezione Civile (Rome, Italy)

  2. A number of other colleagues from the Forestry Department attended the Opening and part of the sessions of the meeting.


  1. Agreements list derived by Expert Consultative Working Group 2.


  1. Provisional Checklist Derived by Expert Consultative Working Group 2.


  1. Selection of “Fire Seasons” derived by participants at the Expert Consultative Group Meeting.



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