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Hybrid event, open to general public

21 March 2024 10:00 - 13:30
Online and Palais des Nations, Geneva, Switzerland


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The United Nations Economic Commission for Europe will celebrate the International Day of Forests with a two-part event.

I. "Forest Talk: Innovation 4 Climate" (10:00 - 11:30, Auditorium (H.200, ground floor), Building H, Palais des Nations, and online): Experts from diverse industries will present ongoing research on innovative applications of wood components.

II. "Glacial Threads: From Forests to Future Textiles" (12:00 - 13:00): A symbolic ceremony involving the unrolling and laying of a glacier fleece made from wood-based fibers onto Michelangelo Pistoletto’s iconic sculpture, "Rebirth."

This segment will be held outdoors. Participants are advised to check the weather forecast and dress appropriately.


The main event will be followed by a reception hosted by the Permanent Mission of Italy. 


For those unable to attend in person, the event will be accessible online via the virtual participation link. Please pay attention to the naming convention: Organization/Media/Country Last Name First Name (e.g. UNECE Smith James).

For more information: [email protected]  


Event organized with the generous support of the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry of Finland.




58323 _ Event Programme _ 388638 _ English _ 773 _ 408846 _ pdf