Consequent to the UN General Assembly's
adoption of the 'Millennium Development Goals', the global
community has come together in a collective search for
sustainable solutions to address the world's development
The UN General Assembly has proclaimed
the year 2011 as the International Year of Forests.
The multiple roles of the forest sector
present unique opportunities and challenges.
The foresters, no longer confined within forests; they have to
march out to meet the international
commitments as well as to negotiate the democratic
aspirations of all the stakeholders of forests. In order
to have the synergetic effect of all the efforts
presently undertaken by different stakeholders in our
country, the Ministry of Environment and Forests, New
Delhi, has decided to organize the First Indian Forest
Congress, 2011 and Indian Council of Forestry Research and Education
(ICFRE) has been entrusted
with this task.
The Congress will be organized at the NASC complex, DPS Marg, Pusa, New Delhi
from 22nd - 25th November 2011.