Union Pulse: Countdown to Congress

30 September 2011 | News story

One year from now, leaders from government, UN agencies, business, industry and civil society organizations will come together in the Republic of Korea to debate and decide on solutions to the world’s most pressing environment and development challenges.

The occasion is the 2012 IUCN World Conservation Congress which will run from 6 to 15 September. Held every four years, the IUCN Congress is the world’s largest and most important conservation event. It aims to improve how we manage our natural environment for human, social and economic development.

Find out more via IUCN’s web focus, featuring:
• An interview with Enrique Lahmann, IUCN Congress Director, outlining the issues that will be at stake in Korea
Congress themes explained
IUCN's work in relation to the five Congress themes
Congress Quiz


Contribute to the Forum: Deadline 15 October 2011

The IUCN World Conservation Congress will take place from 6 to 15 September 2012, in Jeju, Korea. This is a fantastic opportunity to showcase your work, air your views and take action for conservation, but the deadline to contribute to the Congress is approaching fast, and all proposals must be submitted before the 15 October 2011.

Take a look at this short video which will tell you everything you need to know to submit a Congress proposal! Then, visit www.iucn.org/congress for the latest updates and Congress information, access the Call for Contributions and submit your event.

Remember, you only have until 15 October 2011 to identify partners and develop your proposals.

Please don't hesitate to contact congressforum@iucn.org if you have any doubts or queries.


The world prepares

Throughout 2011, IUCN’s regional offices have been busy preparing for the Congress by holding Regional Conservation Fora which debate the most critical issues facing each region and how best to address them. Learn about the challenges facing each region and how preparations are under way to make the Congress an effective catalyst for action to address them here

More information on the Regional Conservation Fora here.