IUCN is committed to gender equality. To support International Women's Day, the Water Programme compiled some of their most recent efforts to empower women in decisions and actions for sustainable water management.
With less than four years remaining to implement the biodiversity plan agreed by world governments in 2010, IUCN calls for continued efforts to achieve the Aichi biodiversity conservation targets, as the UN biodiversity conference closes in Cancún, Mexico. IUCN stresses that while progress has been made in some areas, significant efforts must be sustained to meet the Aichi Targets, which are fundamental to accomplishing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
Today, IUCN Director General Inger Andersen delivered the following statement to the Thirteenth meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD CoP13) in Cancun, Mexico. In the statement, IUCN urges Parties to the convention to step up efforts to mainstream biodiversity through the implementation of national biodiversity strategies and action plans (NBSAPs) by all relevant stakeholders.