Commission on Ecosystem Management

World Conservation Congress 2020

World Conservation Congress, Marseille, France, 11-19 June 2020
IUCN Congress 2020

Held once every four years, the IUCN World Conservation Congress brings together several thousand leaders and decision-makers from government, civil society, indigenous peoples, business, and academia, with the goal of conserving the environment and harnessing the solutions nature offers to global challenges.

The most recent Congress took place from 1 to 10 September in Hawaiʻi, USA. The State of Hawaiʻi hosted the event in coordination with the US Department of State.

IUCN World Conservation Congress 2016
2016 Members' Assembly outcomes
2016 Photos, Videos and recorded sessions

If you wish to see the full documentation (Proceedings of the Members Assemblies, Resolutions, motions, statutes, etc.) related to past Congresses and General Assemblies, please click here.

An overview of the impact that IUCN resolutions have had on international conservation efforts can be viewed here.

For more information on the history of the IUCN World Conservation Congress and General Assemblies please click here

A Congress with two components

The Forum is a hub of public debate, bringing together people from all walks of life to discuss the world’s most pressing conservation and sustainability challenges. It includes many different types of events from high level dialogues to training workshops which explore the depths of conservation and innovation.

The Members’ Assembly is IUCN’s highest decision-making body. A unique global environmental parliament, it involves governments and NGOs – large and small, national and international – taking joint decisions on conservation and sustainability.

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