Asia

Vision and mission

Coral reef around Myanmar's Myeik archipalego

Our Vision:
A just world that values and conserves nature

Our Mission:
Influence, encourage and assist societies throughout the world to conserve the integrity and diversity of nature and to ensure that any use of natural resources is equitable and ecologically sustainable.


IUCN is the world’s oldest and largest global environmental organisation. In Asia, we work with a diverse range of partners from different sectors to deliver the organisation's global Programme, in initiatives guided by the Union's shared vision and mission.

IUCN's programme in Asia aims to mobilise communities working for biodiversity conservation, sustainable development and poverty reduction in common efforts to halt biodiversity loss and apply nature-based solutions to conserve biodiversity, enhance resilience, strengthen equity and reduce poverty.

Our ability to deliver high-quality results makes us a trusted partner of governments in the region. Our current focus builds on the three pillars of IUCN's 2013-2016 Programme: Valuing and Conserving Nature; Effective and Equitable Governance of Nature’s Use; and Deploying Nature-based Solutions to Global Challenges in Climate, Food and Development.

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