• Enlisted as an international organization eligible for Official Development Assistance (ODA) under the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development's Development Assistance Committee (OECD-DAC)
  • Entry-into-force of the Headquarters Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Korea and AFoCO



  • Accreditation as an observer intergovernmental organization to the UN Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD)
  • Granted Permanent Observer status to the UN General Assembly


  • Convening of first AFoCO Ministerial Meeting


  • Establishment of AFoCO
  • Opening of AFoCO RETC in Yangon Region, Myanmar


  • Adoption of the Agreement on the Establishment of AFoCO and preparations for its entry into force


  • Implementation of activities under the ASEAN-ROK Forest Cooperation mechanism and the Dialogue for the Establishment of AFoCO


  • Formalization of the initial phase through ASEAN–ROK Forest Cooperation


  • Proposal to establish the Asian Forest Cooperation Organization (AFoCO) by the Republic of Korea (ROK) at the ASEAN-ROK Commemorative Summit in Jeju, Republic of Korea


Asian Forest Cooperation Organization (AFoCO) is a treaty-based intergovernmental organization aiming to strengthen 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.

We are headquartered in Seoul, the Republic of Korea, with a subsidiary body, the AFoCO Regional Education and Training Center (RETC), located in Yangon region, Myanmar.

AFoCO Secretariat

8F, Forest Vision Center, 9 Gukhoedaero 62-gil, Yeongdeungpo-gu,
Seoul 07236, Republic of Korea

Tel. +82-2-785-8971
Fax. +82-2-785-8970
Email. contact@afocosec.org

AFoCO Regional Education & Training Center (RETC)

Seed & Seedling Center (SSC) of Forest Department of Myanmar,
Ye-Twin-Kone Village, Hmawbi Township, Yangon Region, Myanmar

Tel. +95-9972578592
Email. afocoretc@afocosec.org