IUCN has created a Global Convenings and Events Unit, tasked with organizing the quadrennial IUCN World Conservation Congress as well as annual flagship events, and with supporting other key events internally. These will range from large-scale events, focusing on in-person experience, to fully virtual events. The events fall into 3 broad categories:
The IUCN World Conservation Congress Every 4 years, the World Conservation Congress brings together the IUCN Members for the Members’ Assembly and a Forum and may be complemented by a large exhibition. The entire Congress is designed as a sustainable and gender-responsive event, and is currently the most widely know among IUCN’s externally-facing events. The next Congress will take place in 2025.
Annual Fora IUCN is initiating an annual meeting which will complement the 4-year cycle of the World Conservation Congress with more regular inputs into the international agenda. These meetings will be hosted by different host countries or institutions from the Congress itself. They aim to provide cutting edge information and action relevant to the world’s pressing nature and climate issues.
IUCN global events IUCN is a credible and powerful global convener. The Union organises multiple events with varying frequencies and scales. The Global Convenings and Events Unit is responsible for providing both content and logistical support, as well as marketing and outreach capacity to organisers, at a level of service to be agreed upon with the main organising entities.
The Unit liaises with many stakeholders, both in the Secretariat and in the Union’s components such as Commissions and Members. The Convenings Manager is expected to work closely with all of them, coordinating operations for the various categories of events listed above.
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