APFNet proposal adopted as an outcome of the High-Level Dialogue on Global Development
The High-Level Dialogue on Global Development, under the theme, “Foster a Global Development Partnership for the New Era to Jointly Implement the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development”, was held successfully on 24 June, and consensus was achieved on many issues. In response to the serious challenges facing global development, including ecosystem degradation, food insecurity, exacerbated poverty and uneven development, the Global Network for Sustainable Forest Management (GNSFM), proposed by the Asia-Pacific Network for Sustainable Forest Management and Rehabilitation (APFNet), was adopted as an early harvest project of the Dialogue and welcomed by participating leaders.

Group photo of leaders participated High-level Dialogue on Global Development
GNSFM will be hosted by APFNet and open worldwide. With a focus on sustainable forest management, GNSFM will promote in-depth exchange on experiences, policies, forestry development concepts, personnel training and technologies through demonstration projects, policy dialogues, capacity building and information sharing. Through such actions, GNSFM will enhance the various functions and benefits of forest-based terrestrial ecosystems, improve global ecological and food security, generate employment opportunities, alleviate poverty in forested areas, advance a global green recovery, contribute to the achievement of the
Sustainable Development Goals, and build harmony between human and nature. 
Chair's statement at the High-level Dialogue on Global Development