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
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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.