The International Family Forestry Alliance, IFFA, is a non-governmental, no-profit organisation registered in Washington DC.

  • Published: 02.04.2017
  • Published by: Ivar Legallais-Korsbakken
  • Tags: #IFFA  # organisation  # registration 
  • IFFA was founded in 2001 and was registered for the first time in 2006 and later confirmed by filing by-annual reports.

    The International Family Forestry Alliance started at an informal network between forest owner’s federations’ globally. The founders preferred a lean and mean organisation without too many formalities. As IFFA grew and started relationships with international organisations, among them the United Nations organisations, it was required that IFFA became a registered organisation in order to obtain accreditation and access.

    IFFA works on the international arena and with activities and working board members in most continents. The organisation chose, however, to be registered in Washington DC, since many of the international organisations have a US headquarters.

    At the moment, the organisation has its postal address at the Forestry House in Brussels.

    IFFA Registration Ceertificate 2006

    IFFA confirmation 2016

    IFFA confirmation 2017

    IFFA Founding Document 2001

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    Published: 05.05.2017

    At the end of UNFF 12 an omnibus resolution was adopted, as well as procedural resolution on the extension of the UNFF Bureau’s term-of-office for one to two years.

    -Women give full speed

    Published: 04.05.2017

    -Without women forests and society will only go on half speed, Satu-Marja Tenhiälä said when she presented the IFFA statement on food security and gender.


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