The 74th meeting of the IUCN Council will get underway in Gland, Switzerland on 2 June.
Key discussions will focus on the road to Nagoya and beyond; the 2012 UN conference on Sustainable Development; Private Sector Engagement; the 2009 financial results and financial situation of the Union; IUCN’s efforts to achieve better results in programme implementation by integrating Members, Commission members and the Secretariat and, to do that, building the right kind of membership for IUCN in the future.
IUCN President Ashok Khosla will chair the meeting, which runs until 4 June, with IUCN Councillors from all over the world, including the newly appointed councillor Grace Mwaura.
The Council will hear progress reports from IUCN’s Director General and the Chairs of the six Commissions, and 40 applications for membership of the Union will also be considered.
The IUCN Council is the principal governing body of IUCN, in between sessions of the World Conservation Congress, which is the general assembly of the Union’s Members. The Council is responsible for strategic direction and oversight of performance of the Union and its fiduciary responsibilities to IUCN’s membership, subject to the authority of the Congress.