Commissions

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News

  •  Representative of Finland presenting resolution 73/333 on 30 August 2019 Photo: UNWebTV/Victor Tafur

    ​The UN General Assembly takes significant steps “Towards a Global Pact for the Environment”

    19.09.2019

    By Victor M. Tafur - On August 30, 2019, the UN General Assembly adopted resolution 73/333 that welcomes the work of the ad hoc open-ended working group established pursuant to General Assembly resolution 72/277, as well as its report, and endorses all...

  • frog Frog Photo: Timothy Kuiper

    Online Survey: Life in Conservation

    18.09.2019

    By Thomas Pienkowski, PhD Candidate from the Interdisciplinary Centre for Conservation Science at the University of Oxford. Do you work, study, or do research in conservation? The Interdisciplinary Centre for Conservation Science (ICCS) would like to...

  • Participants of the CEESP Steering Committee and local friends Participants of the CEESP Steering Committee and local friends  Photo: CEESP

    CEESP Steering Committee meeting - Tbilisi, Georgia

    18.09.2019

    By Dr. Ameyali Ramos Castillo, Deputy Chair of CEESP The CEESP Steering Committee met in Tbilisi, Georgia, in June, 2019. The meeting included reporting on CEESP activities, discussions, and decisions on important upcoming events and...

  • Participants in the workshop of indigenous leaders, preparing for UNFCCC COP25. Participants in the workshop of indigenous leaders, preparing for UNFCCC COP25.  Photo: Kristen Walker Painemilla

    Note from the Chair of CEESP

    16.09.2019

    CEESP News: by Kristen Walker Paniemilla, Chair of CEESP There is much happening across the Commission. These last few months, the IUCN family has focused efforts on the preparation of WCC forum proposals, motions and revisions to the WCC Program. In...

  • COP18 CITES Photo: Claire Saladin

    Combating Illegal Trade and Unsustainable Use of Sea Turtles at the CITES COP18

    16.09.2019

    By Claire Saladin - Migratory sea turtles are suffering from an unprecedented decline. Interdisciplinary connections and analysis are aiming at improving the international cooperation between Multilateral Environmental Agreements, mitigating and opposing...

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