IUCN Members, National Committees, Council and regional and programmatic units of the Secretariat around the world are planning 70th anniversary celebrations in 2018.

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December 2018 - events Pictures of celebrations

IUCN 70th anniversary celebrations calendar

Please note that all events below are tentative. We will add details and confirmations as they are finalised. 


IUCN National Committee of Finland, which also celebrates its 50th Anniversary in 2018


IUCN Water Programme, World Water Forum in Brasilia, Brazil


Flamingoes in Parc Naturel Régional de Camargue, Provence, FranceMay

2 May - IUCN National Committee United Kingdom event hosted by The Margaret Pyke Trust, an IUCN Member (event programme)

2-3 May - IUCN, Nexus Dialogue on Biodiversity, Geneva (programme)

9 May - IUCN and ICNS celebrate 70th anniversaries together, Belgrade, Serbia

International Day for Biological Diversity High-level discussion on sustainable development, Ulriksdal Palace, Sweden

IUCN Global Forest and Climate Change Programme, Bonn Challenge Latin America, Guatemala

30 May - IPOs celebrate IUCN's 70th anniversary during the Communities, Conservation and Livelihoods Conference, Halifax, Canada


IUCN Washington D.C. officeJune

A special 70th Anniversary edition of Terre Sauvage magazine published in France

BIOPAMA Inception workshop in Apia, Samoa 


Flowers on a market in Bangkok, ThailandJuly

20 July - Presentation of IUCN milestones over the last 70 years Private sector coastal marine conservation workshop, Phuket, Thailand

World Mangroves Day with “70 Trees for 70 Years” Fiji



30-31 August - The future of landscapes, a new relationship for humans and nature, Fontainebleau, France (programme and registration)

IUCN Asia Regional Members’ Committee, Bangkok

70th anniversary reception, Thailand Business and Biodiversity Platform launch event, Bangkok, Thailand


L'Oasis Siwa, EgypteSeptember

8-9 September - 3rd Tripartite Meeting of IUCN Members of China, Japan and Korea - Beijing, China (Agenda)

10-13 September - 2018 IUCN Asia Regional Members Committee Meeting, Huangshan City, Anhui Province, China (Agenda)

10 September - IUCN 70th Anniversary celebration hosted by the IUCN National Committee of Jordan.  Amman, Jordan.



2 October, IUCN 70th symposium hosted by the IUCN National Committee of Japan. Tokyo, Japan (flyer - Japanese)

3-8 October – 70th anniversary celebration, World Leaders Conservation Forum, Jeju, South Korea

11-12 October - 50th Anniversary of Nature Protection in Turkmenistan, 40th Anniversary of XIV General Assembly of IUCN (Ashgabat, 1978) and 70th Anniversary of IUCN, Ashgabat, Turkmenistan 

22 October - Nature’s contribution to the 2030 Agenda, Graduate Institute Geneva in partnership with the Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs. Geneva, Switzerland (programme and registration)

70th Anniversary Oceania Members event Suva, Fiji

Presentation of IUCN milestones over the last 70 years during the SSC Steering Committee Meeting and Public Symposium in Bangkok, Thailand


Sunset in Poland


18 November - UN Convention on Biological Diversity COP14, Egypt 


6 December - IUCN National Committee of the Netherlands, which also celebrates its 40th Anniversary (programme and registration)

UN Framework Convention on Climate Chance COP 24, Poland


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