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21 March 2024 IN-PERSON
Palais des Nations
Europe/Zurich timezone

The United Nations Economic Commission for Europe will celebrate the International Day of Forests with a two-part event.

I. "Forest Talk: Innovation 4 Climate" (10:00 - 11:30, Room V, Building A, Palais des Nations): Experts from diverse industries will present ongoing research on innovative applications of wood components.

II. "Glacial Threads: From Forests to Future Textiles" (12:00 - 13:30): A symbolic ceremony involving the unrolling and laying of a glacier fleece made from wood-based fibers onto Michelangelo Pistoletto’s iconic sculpture, "Rebirth."

This segment will be held outdoors. Participants are advised to check the weather forecast and dress appropriately.


The main event will be followed by a reception hosted by the Permanent Mission of Italy.


For more information: info.ece-faoforests@un.org or here


IMPORTANT NOTE: Media accreditation is mandatory (please request it via the registration form)


Event organized with the generous support of the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry of Finland.

Palais des Nations, Geneva, Switzerland
A/1-5 - A-1-5 - Room V


Registration for this event is currently open.
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