On November 9, 2018, the Korea Forest Service hosted a meeting at its headquarters in Daejon Government Complex, in preparation of the 28th session of the Asia-Pacific Forestry Commission (APFC) and 4th Asia-Pacific Forestry Week (APFW), two major events of the Food and Agriculture and Organization of the United Nations (FAO), which will take place in June 2019 in Songdo, South Korea.
Catherine GERMIER-HAMEL, Founder & CEO of Millennium Destinations was appointed Member of the Advisory Group for the Organization of these 28th APFC and 4th APFW. Since one of the five tracks of APFW is focused on "Harmonizing people and Forests", she mentioned it could be a great opportunity to discuss issues related to ecotourism and community-based tourism in forest environments. She added both FAO's events could used as a platform to promote CBT experiences in South Korea, as well as the country's tangible and intangible cultural heritage in relation with forests and timber.
In 2021, FAO will have its XV World Forestry Congress in South Korea, which is expected to bring together 10,000 forestry experts and supporters from 160 countries.
The Korea Forest Service is an independent agency specializing in forestry that is overseen by the Ministry for Food, Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries.