Press release | 16 Sep, 2020

IUCN World Conservation Congress 2020 postponed

Gland, Switzerland, 16 September 2020 (IUCN) - In view of the sanitary situation associated with the COVID-19 pandemic, France and the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) have decided to postpone the IUCN World Conservation Congress, which was to be held in January 2021 in Marseille. New dates for the event will be announced in due course.  

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Both the Members’ Assembly and Forum components of the IUCN Congress will be held together at the new date. Furthermore, at its 100th meeting on 14 September, the IUCN Council decided that some decisions of the Members’ Assembly, such as on the IUCN Programme and Financial Plan 2021-24, which are normally taken during Congress, will be voted upon electronically by the Union’s membership ahead of the Congress in early 2021.

France and IUCN remain fully committed to the development of a global framework for the conservation of biodiversity and will continue to act towards this objective.  

For more information please consult the IUCN Congress website.

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