After careful consideration of the continued and unprecedented challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic, it has been decided to postpone the XV World Forestry Congress, which was scheduled to be held from 24 to 28 May 2021 in Seoul.
Rescheduling will ensure that the Congress can have maximum participation by all who care about forests around the world. The practical details of the postponement, including the new dates, programme preparations and logistics, will be announced here as soon as the new information become available.
New dates and other details will be forthcoming early in 2021.
The World Forestry Congress is held approximately once every six years. The first Congress was held in Italy in 1926. FAO has helped host countries organize the Congress since 1954. Responsibility for the organization and financing of each Congress lies with the host country.
For information on past Congresses can be found here.