Events and presentations
38th World Heritage Committee meeting
15-25 June 2014 - Doha, Qatar
The World Heritage Committee gathers every year to take decisions regarding World Heritage sites, such as new nominations, conservation needs and danger listing. IUCN is the advisory body to the Committee on natural sites.
2014 IUCN World Parks Congress
12-14 November 2014 - Sidney, Australia
Parks, People Planet: Inspiring Solutions. Such will be the theme of the 2014 IUCN World Parks Congress, a landmark global forum on protected areas held every ten years. As the world’s most influential gathering of people involved in protected area management, it sets the global agenda for the following decade. World Heritage will be a leading theme at the 2014 Congress.
2012 IUCN World Conservation Congress
The World Conservation Congress is IUCN's landmark event, where world leaders and conservationists gather to take joint decisions on the global conservation agenda. It is composed of two parts: the Forum, an open knowledge-sharing platform; and the Members' Assembly, where IUCN's 1,200 Members vote on the most pressing conservation issues.
3rd International Marine Protected Areas Congress
21-25 October 2013 - Marseille, France
IMPAC gathers major marine specialists and other stakeholders every four years to assist in the conservation and sustainable development of the oceans. In 2013, it was organized by IUCN together with the French Marine Protected Areas Agency. IUCN World Heritage Programme launched a new study analysing the marine gaps on the World Heritage List.
Asia Parks Congress
13-17 November 2013 - Sendai, Japan
Held one year before the 6th IUCN World Parks Congress in Sydney, Australia, the Asia Parks Congress served as a valuable lead-in to the Sydney gathering by providing lessons learned and ways forward. It was jointly organized by IUCN and Japan's Ministry of Environment.
10th World Wilderness Congress
4-10 October 2013 - Salamanca, Spain
IUCN experts explored the wild side of World Heritage at WILD10, for example discussing how criteria ix and x, which relate to ecosystems and threatened species, can be used for wilderness sites.