17 March 2009, Rome - General view of Plenary Hall during the 19th Session of the Committee on Forestry / World Forest Week held 16 - 20 March 2009, FAO headquarters. The Committee on Forestry is the highest FAO Forestry statutory body. The biennial sessions of COFO (held at FAO headquarters in Rome, Italy) bring together heads of forest services and other senior government officials to identify emerging policy and technical issues, to seek solutions and to advise FAO and others on appropriate action. Other international organizations and, increasingly, non-governmental groups participate in COFO. Participation in COFO is open to all FAO member countries.