The IUCN World Conservation Congress brings together IUCN’s government, civil society and indigenous peoples’ Member organisations to take decisions related to major conservation issues.
The IUCN World Conservation Congress 2020 was originally scheduled to take place from 11-19 June 2020, in Marseille, France. On 3 April 2020, IUCN announced that, in light of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, it would take place from 7-15 January 2021. On 16 September, IUCN announced that the IUCN World Conservation Congress 2020 would be postponed to a further date in 2021.
The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) World Conservation Congress last convened in 2016 in Hawai'i, US, and was attended by approximately 10,000 participants from 192 countries. The SDG Knowledge Hub summary of outcomes from the 2016 Congress is here.
dates: 7-15 January 2021
location: Marseille, Provence-Alpes-Cote D'Azur, France