ITTO Project PD 449/07 Rev. 2
In 2005, the St Petersburg Declaration on Forest Law Enforcement and Governance (FLEG) endorsed the commitment of 43 governments to take action on illegal logging. This declaration was the result of a Ministerial Conference on FLEG that brought together nearly 300 participants representing governments, the private sector, civil society and international organizations.
In 2006, the European Commission Delegation in Port Moresby supported a national dialogue on forestry options in Papua New Guinea (PNG), and the International Tropical Timber Organization (ITTO) co-financed a Multi-Stakeholder Workshop on FLEG at the Holiday Inn in Port Moresby. During 2008, the ITTO also helped trial the SGS Timber Legality and Traceability Verification (TLTV) service at a timber concession in PNG.
Following which, the ITTO and the Government of PNG entered into a Project Agreement to implement Project PD 449/07 Rev. 2 titled Enhancing Forest Law Enforcement in PNG. This pilot project was for a duration of 24 months and involved staff from the PNG Forest Authority and consultants from SGS-PNG Limited. The Project is expected to improve existing efforts to stamp out those aspects of illegality which are vital for sustainable forest management in PNG.
In view of the importance of this Project, the PNG Forest Authority intends to update stakeholders of project progress and activities. In that respect, I sincerely welcome you to this project web page.