The Asian Forest Cooperation Organization (AFoCO) is a multi-lateral international organization that was envisioned in the ASEAN-ROK Commemorative Summit in 2009 for Asian countries to collectively respond to global forestry issues, such as forest restoration. It was granted a permanent observer status in the 75th Session of the UN General Assembly. The Headquarters agreement between AFoCO and the Republic of Korea entered into force on July 2, 2021. It is headquartered in Seoul, Korea.
Currently, it has 13 Parties (Bhutan, Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Kazakhstan, Lao PDR, Mongolia, Myanmar, Philippines, Republic of Korea, Thailand, Timor-Leste, Viet Nam), and 3 Observers (Malaysia, Singapore, Kyrgyzstan). AFoCO promotes programs and projects related to forest ecosystems and functions of tropical and mangrove forests; production and protection of forests; and dry-land drought prone areas.
Official Website of AFoCO: https://afocosec.org/
AFoCO and KFS staffs
5th Session of AFoCO Assembly