Background

IUCN World Conservation Congress

6 Sep 2012 - 09:00 to 15 Sep 2012 - 17:00
Location: 
Jeju, Korea

The IUCN World Conservation Congress (WCC) is the world’s largest and most important conservation event. Held every four years, it aims to improve how we manage our natural environment for human, social and economic development.

The 2012 WCC involved some 5,000 conservation experts from governments and NGOs, 153 countries and around 600 events. The Congress is composed of two main parts: the Forum where IUCN Members and partners discuss cutting-edge ideas, thinking and practice. The Forum leads into the Members’ Assembly a unique global environmental parliament of governments and NGOs, where voting takes place on Motions for Resolution, the IUCN Work Programme, and Elections of the new IUCN President and Council.