About AFoCO

Formalized in 2018, the Asian Forest Cooperation Organization (AFoCO) is an intergovernmental organization that is committed to strengthening forest cooperation by transforming proven technologies and policies into concrete actions in the context of sustainable forest management to address the impacts of climate change.

Through concerted efforts with our member countries, AFoCO will strive to undertake and promote action-oriented forest cooperation programs in Asia on: sustainable forest management; enhancing forest carbon stocks and supporting related related initiatives; addressing deforestation and forest degradation; strengthening capacity building and research and development in the forest sector, and; partnership establishment that builds upon current forest-related international efforts and global initiatives.

The 1st Session of the Assembly
The 1st Session of the Assembly (13 November 2018, Seoul)
Group photo of the Representatives of the Parties and delegates from Observer countries

The Agreement

The Agreement on the Establishment of the Asian Forest Cooperation Organization was adopted on 22 September 2015 in Seoul and entered into force on 27 April 2018 in accordance with Paragraph 1 of Article 19 of the Agreement.