Meetings on Forest Sector Governance

Notice to the Press
Office of the Spokesman
Washington, DC
April 25, 2011

The Governments of the United States and Peru will hold the third meeting of the Subcommittee on Forest Sector Governance and the second meeting of the Environmental Affairs Council on April 27, 2011. They will hold the first meeting of the Environmental Cooperation Commission on Thursday, April 28, 2011. A public information session for the Subcommittee, Council, and Commission also will be held on April 28 at 3 p.m. at 1724 F St., NW, Washington, D.C. The press is invited to attend the public session and the presentation of the U.S.-Peru Joint Communiqué.

The meetings will be chaired by Tiffany Prather of the Bureau of Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs, Department of State, Amy Karpel of the Office of Environment and Natural Resources of the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative, and Alvaro Diaz from the Peruvian Ministry of Foreign Trade and Tourism. The heads of the U.S. and Peruvian delegations will also read the Joint Communiqué at 5:00 p.m.

The public session is open to the press from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Due to space limitations, only writers and stills may attend the public session. Press may begin arriving at 2:45 p.m. at 1724 F St., NW. Media representatives who wish to attend the public session should RSVP to Matthew Lawrence at (202) 395-3230 or

PRN: 2011/631