Events

IUCN Members, National Committees, Council and regional and programmatic units of the Secretariat around the world are planning 70th anniversary celebrations in 2018.

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IUCN 70th anniversary celebrations calendar

Please note that all events below are tentative. We will add details and confirmations as they are finalised. 

FinlandJanuary

IUCN National Committee of Finland, which also celebrates its 50th Anniversary in 2018

March

IUCN Water Programme, World Water Forum in Brasilia, Brazil

 

Flamingoes in Parc Naturel Régional de Camargue, Provence, FranceMay

2 May - IUCN National Committee United Kingdom event hosted by The Margaret Pyke Trust, an IUCN Member (event programme)

2-3 May - IUCN, Nexus Dialogue on Biodiversity, Geneva (programme)

9 May - IUCN and ICNS celebrate 70th anniversaries together, Belgrade, Serbia

International Day for Biological Diversity High-level discussion on sustainable development, Ulriksdal Palace, Sweden

IUCN Global Forest and Climate Change Programme, Bonn Challenge Latin America, Guatemala

30 May - IPOs celebrate IUCN's 70th anniversary during the Communities, Conservation and Livelihoods Conference, Halifax, Canada

 

IUCN Washington D.C. officeJune

A special 70th Anniversary edition of Terre Sauvage magazine published in France

Public symposium and reception in honour of the organisation’s 70th Anniversary, IUCN’s Washington D.C. office

BIOPAMA Inception workshop in Apia, Samoa 

 

Flowers on a market in Bangkok, ThailandJuly

20 July - Presentation of IUCN milestones over the last 70 years Private sector coastal marine conservation workshop, Phuket, Thailand

World Mangroves Day with “70 Trees for 70 Years” Fiji

August

30-31 August - The future of landscapes, a new relationship for humans and nature , Fontainebleau, France (programme and registration)

IUCN Asia Regional Members’ Committee, Bangkok

70th anniversary reception, Thailand Business and Biodiversity Platform launch event, Bangkok, Thailand

 

L'Oasis Siwa, EgypteSeptember

8-9 September - 3rd Tripartite Meeting of IUCN Members of China, Japan and Korea - Beijing, China (Agenda)

10-13 September - 2018 IUCN Asia Regional Members Committee Meeting, Huangshan City, Anhui Province, China (Agenda)

October

3-8 October – 70th anniversary celebration, World Leaders Conservation Forum, Jeju, South Korea

70th Anniversary Oceania Members event Suva, Fiji

Presentation of IUCN milestones over the last 70 years during the SSC Steering Committee Meeting and Public Symposium in Bangkok, Thailand

 

Sunset in Poland

November

UN Convention on Biological Diversity COP14, Egypt

December

6 December - IUCN National Committee of the Netherlands, which also celebrates its 40th Anniversary

UN Framework Convention on Climate Chance COP 24, Poland

 

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