To be considered, the text of new motions are to be submitted electronically to email@example.com by the deadline: 14h00 on 10 October. The principal sponsor and four co-sponsors must confirm their sponsorship of the motion in writing at the Resolutions Help Desk before the deadline.
During the Congress, motions may only be submitted by Council or delegates from members in good standing. These motions must be co-sponsored by five members.
Motions submitted at Congress must be consistent with the objectives of IUCN and not repeat decisions of a prior Session of the World Congress, except in those instances where the underlying issue has not been resolved and/or there remains a need for further action. In addition, new motions can only be approved if: a) the subject is new, b) urgent, c) could not have been foreseen, d) arises out of deliberations of the World Congress, or e) responds to matters on the agenda.