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IUCN participated in the thirteenth meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD COP13), and the second meeting of the Conference of the Parties serving as the meeting of the Parties to the Nagoya Protocol on Access and Benefit-sharing (COP-MOP2) from 4-17 December 2016 in Cancun, Mexico.


IUCN prepared a Position paper for COP13/COP-MOP2 on agenda items in which the Union has been particularly involved towards the achievement of the Strategic Plan for Biodiversity 2011-2020, and organised and participated in a number of side-events and forums from 1-17 December. A full schedule of events is available here

News from Cancun

Find out more about IUCN's participation in CBD COP13

(19.12.2016) IUCN-Toyota partnership delivers new knowledge for biodiversity and food security

(18.12.2016) UN Biodiversity Conference 2016: Compromise with a pinch of salt

(16.12.2016) IUCN Green List makes Mexican waves

(14.12.2016) Update on global statistics from Protected Planet Report 2016

(12.12.2016) Gender & the Convention on Biological Diversity: From policy to practice

(12.12.2016) PANORAMA at the CBD COP 13 in Cancún, Mexico: Creating dialogue, expanding the partnership

(08.12.2016) New bird species and giraffe under threat – IUCN Red List

(07.12.2016) Mexico declares nine new protected areas

(07.12.2016) How can changes in agriculture help protect the global commons?

(05.12.2016) IUCN addresses CBD CoP 13 on the urgency of increasing efforts to protect biodiversity

(04.12.2016) IUCN welcomes New Zealand leadership on invasive species

(03.12.2016) Brazil to restore 12 million hectares of forests under Bonn Challenge for biodiversity and climate benefits

From Hawai'i to Cancun

With only 4 years left for the timeline of the Strategic Plan for Biodiversity 2011 - 2020 to be completed, the CBD COP13 focused on mainstreaming the conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity for well-being in sectoral and cross-sectoral plans, programs and policies.

After the successful World Conservation Congress in Hawai'i, IUCN put forward in Cancun the recently adopted IUCN Prgramme 2017 - 2020, 112 Resolutions and Recommendations related to the most pressing conservation challenges, and the uplifting message contained in the Hawai'i Commitments.


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