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. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the event was rescheduled. It took place from 3-11 September 2021.
The Congress comprised the following components:
- Forum (4-7 September)
- Exhibition (4 -9 September)
- IUCN Members’ Assembly (8-10 September)
- Nature Generation Areas, or “Espaces Générations Nature” (4-11 September)
The SDG Knowledge Hub summary of the Marseille World Conservation Congress is here.
The previous International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) World Conservation Congress 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: 3-11 September 2021
location: Marseille, Provence-Alpes-Cote D'Azur, France