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Since its launch in 2008, the UN-REDD Programme has partnered with 64 developing countries to support their REDD+ efforts, and has advocated for and facilitated broad stakeholder engagement in REDD+. As the Programme is transitioning into its second phase (2016-2020), the Programme’s new governance arrangements will centre on a simpler structure that can accommodate the unique needs of REDD+ countries, donors and other stakeholders, specifically including indigenous peoples and civil society. 

The UN-REDD Programme Executive Board is the new main body of oversight, operational guidance and decision-making for the Programme. Its mandate includes the endorsement of the UN-REDD Programme 2016-2020 Results Framework, selection of countries that will be supported through the different funding mechanisms of the new phase of the UN-REDD Programme, and monitoring and reporting on progress in the countries. The Executive Board consists of eight members, representing all stakeholders of the UN-REDD Programme. Official board members include three donor representatives, three UN-REDD Programme partner country representatives, one representative of the collaborating UN agencies, as well as one representative of the Multi-Partner Trust Fund Office. In addition, one indigenous peoples representative and one civil society representative serve as permanent observers.

The first meeting of the UN-REDD Programme Executive Board will be held 28-29 June 2016 at FAO headquarters in Rome, Italy. A main agenda item of the meeting will be the Programme’s proposed multi-year work plan in support of the UN-REDD Programme 2016-2020 Strategic Framework. Also under discussion will be options for strengthening coordination and complementarity with other global initiatives supporting REDD+ and forest countries.

For further information about the UN-REDD Programme Executive Board, and to access meeting documents as they become available, please visit:  http://bit.ly/UNREDD-EB.

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