UN is concluding year-long celebration of vital role of world's forests
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Recognizing the role that forests play in everything from mitigating climate change to providing wood, medicines and livelihoods for people worldwide, the United Nations kicked off on 2 February 2011 a year-long celebration to raise awareness of the

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Recognizing the role that forests play in everything from mitigating climate change to providing wood, medicines and livelihoods for people worldwide, the United Nations kicked off on 2 February 2011 a year-long celebration to raise awareness of the value of this important resource.

"Forests for People" was the main theme of the International Year of Forests, which was launched at a ceremony at UN Headquarters in New York attended by world leaders, Nobel Laureate Wangari Maathai and forest experts.

Opening of the International Year of Forests article: http://www.un.org/apps/news/story.asp?NewsID=37447&Cr=forest&Cr1=