APFORGEN has identified three priority objectives for regional collaboration in 2014 - 2016:
1. Political and financial support mobilized for the implementation of The Global Plan of Action on Forest Genetic Resources in the Asia-Pacific region.
2. Conservation and sustainable use strategies developed for regionally important and threatened tree species.
3. Tree seed programmes strengthened to facilitate ecosystem restoration, support local livelihoods and climate change adaptation and mitigation.
These objectives are aligned with and designed to support the Global Plan of Action on Forest Genetic Resources in the Asia-Pacific region. The Global Plan of Action is a strategic framework for the conservation and sustainable use of genetic resources of trees and woody plants. It is based on the findings of the first ever State of The World's Forest Genetic Resources report (FAO 2014). The Global Plan of Action was adopted by the Conference of The Food and Agriculture Organisation of the UN (FAO) in its 38th session in June 2013.
APFORGEN collaborates with FAO to coordinate the implementation of The Global Plan of Action on Forest Genetic Resources in the Asia-Pacific region.