The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) and the French government have agreed to hold the 2020 IUCN World Conservation Congress from 3-11 September 2021 in Marseille. The event, originally scheduled for June 2020, was postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The world increasingly recognises the inextricable link between biodiversity conservation and human and economic well-being, a connection that the COVID-19 pandemic has made even more visible.
The IUCN Congress will be a key milestone for nature conservation and the development of a new global framework for biodiversity. The French government and IUCN remain firmly committed to these goals.
As a reminder, the IUCN World Conservation Congress brings together the global nature conservation community, including the best international experts in conservation science, policy and practice. Held every four years, the Congress enables IUCN’s 1,400 Member organisations, including States, civil society and indigenous peoples, to democratically determine the most pressing nature conservation issues and the actions needed to address them. The IUCN Members’ Assembly will conclude on 10 September.
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