Coordination of the Global Wildland Fire Network:
UN-ISDR Wildland Fire Advisory Group and Global Fire Monitoring Center (GFMC)
In accordance with the decision of the Inter-Agency Task Force for Disaster Reduction (IATF/DR), UN International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (UN-ISDR), the Wildland Fire Advisory Group (WFAG) and the Global Wildland Fire Network (GWFN) were created in 2004 under the auspices of the ISDR. The WFAG represents an advisory body to the UN system aimed at providing technical, scientific and policy-supporting advice to the UN family through the ISDR and the IATF/DR, and acting as a liaison between the United Nations system, the Global Wildland Fire Network and its supporting partners.
The Global Fire Monitoring Center (GFMC) is mandated to serve as convener and secretariat of the WFAG and GWFN.
On 3-4 December 2004 the first meeting of the WFAG and GWFN was convened at the GFMC (Freiburg, Germany).
Minutes of the First WFAG Meeting (PDF, 150 KB)
Recommendations in support of the Framework for the Development of the International Wildland Fire Accord, directed to the FAO and UNFF Ministerial Meetings on Forests (Rome, March 2005 - New York, May 2005) and the UN World Conference on Disaster Reduction (WCDR) (Kobe, Japan, 18-22 January 2005) (PDF, 30 KB)
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