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IUCN- World Conservation Union

The IUCN- World Conservation Union  is the world’s largest and most important conservation network. The Union brings together 82 States, 111 government agencies, more than 800 non-governmental organizations (NGOs), and some 10,000 scientists and experts from 181 countries in a unique worldwide partnership. The Union’s mission is to influence, encourage and assist societies throughout the world to conserve the integrity and diversity of nature and to ensure that any use of natural resources is equitable and ecologically sustainable. The World Conservation Union is a multicultural, multilingual organization with 1000 staff located in 62 countries. Its headquarters are in Gland, Switzerland.

IUCN Statement on Sustainable Development
New York, October 26, 2006
In a statement delivered by Ambassador Bhagwat Singh, the IUCN outlined its views regarding climate change, energy, desertification, biodiversity and UNEP.

The Future of Sustainability
Geneva, September 2006
The World Conservation Union (IUCN) convened a meeting with a number of prominent writers and activists in Zurich earlier this year. Participants considered humanity’s progress towards sustainability and the global challenges and opportunities of the twenty-first century.

Comprehensive UN Environment Reform: Recommendations for the High Level Panel on System-Wide Coherence and the UNGA Consultations on Environment, Informal consultations of the plenary on environment
New York, June 2006
Both the High Level Panel on System Wide Coherence and the UN General Assembly consultations on environment are exploring ways to improve the operational and normative performance of the international environmental governance system. IUCN offers a framework of six principal functions of international environmental governance, with specific recommendations to enhance each function.

IUCN-World Conservation Union: Statement to the Informals on Environment
New York, 25 April 2006
Statement delivered by Special Advisor for Global Policy, Dr. Andrew M. Deutz, to the informal consultations of the plenary on environment the IUCN.

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