Speeches and statements


  • Victoria Tauli-Corpuz UN Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous People, Victoria Tauli-Corpuz Photo: © UN Photo / Jean-Marc Ferré

    IUCN dismayed as Philippines seeks to declare UN Special Rapporteur a ‘terrorist’


    The International Union for Conservation of Nature expresses its strong condemnation and grave concern at reports that UN Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, Victoria Tauli-Corpuz, has been targeted by her Government and tagged as a “...

  • Credit: Jackie Siles-IUCN Photo: Jackie Siles-IUCN

    IUCN Director General's statement on International Women's Day 2018


    This year, Women’s Day takes on new significance, as a wave of women step forward demanding their rights, equal treatment and an end to denigrating and discriminatory behaviour, sexual harassment and violence. We are seeing, for the first time, at a global...

  • African Lion cubs in the Serengeti National Park, Tanzania by Cheryl-Samantha Owen Photo: © Cheryl-Samantha Owen

    IUCN Director General's Statement on World Wildlife Day


    World Wildlife Day provides a poignant opportunity to reflect on how to ensure peaceful coexistence between humans and wildlife – including the world’s most charismatic predators.

  • Garbage Photo: Pixabay/hhach

    IUCN Statement to UN Environment Assembly, 2017


    On 6 December, during the third session of the United Nations Environment Assembly in Nairobi, Kenya, IUCN Director General Inger Andersen delivered IUCN’s official statement on how addressing pollution is essential to achieving the...

  • IUCN Director General Inger Andersen delivers IUCN's official statement to UNFCCC COP23 “With nature, we can get there, without her, we will surely fail.” IUCN Director General delivers IUCN’s official statement to the parties of UNFCCC COP23 on 16 November 2017. Photo: IISD/ENB - Kiara Worth

    IUCN statement to UN Climate Change Conference 2017


    During the 16 November plenary session of the UN Climate Change Conference in Bonn, Germany (COP23), IUCN Director General Inger Andersen delivered IUCN’s official statement on nature’s valuable contributions in addressing climate change. Read the...


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