The Global Policy Unit (GPU) provides policy advice and guidance to IUCN's component programmes in the development and implementation of international conservation policy.

GPU ensures coherence across IUCN's policy products and messages prepared for and delivered at different multilateral fora, including:

  • United Nations - General Assembly, Economic and Social Council, Commission on Sustainable Development. Go to our section on IUCN interventions at the United Nations
  • Multilateral Environmental Agreements (Convention on Biological Diversity, United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, etc.)

GPU keeps "a watching eye" on emerging policy issues and processes.

It supports IUCN's governance processes and ensures that corporate policy standards are met.