Role of forests in SDGs takes center stage at UN

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The final meeting of the 30-member UN Open Working Group on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) is convening to address the last of 32 themes to be considered as part of the formulation of the SDGs. The role of forests is one of those themes.

The SDGs — a proposed framework to replace the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), which expire in 2015 — are intended to guide global action on health, poverty, hunger, climate and other development challenges.

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