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  • A future detoxified

    18.10.2017

    Ensuring gender considerations in the management of hazardous chemicals and wastes through the Gender Action Plan of the Secretariat of the BRS Conventions

  • A new Global Programme on Governance and Rights

    12.08.2017

    CEESP NEWS - By Seline Meijer The new IUCN 2017-2020 Programme strengthens its commitment to social justice, equity, transparency and inclusion by focusing one of its three key programme areas to ensure that “natural resource governance at all levels...

  • Call for Nominations/Expressions of Interest for Meso and South America Regional Vice Chair(s) for CEESP

    10.08.2017

    The Chairs of CEESP seek nominations/expressions of interest for the position of Regional Vice Chair in Meso and South America. Candidates for the Regional Vice Chair should preferably be familiar with CEESP, the Meso and South America and be committed to...

  • Community members committed to strengthening their governance are participating in a meeting at the village level

    Tanguar Haor: A wetland in the hands of the people

    30.05.2017

    After almost a century of exclusive ownership by wealthy elites, Tanguar Haor is finally back in the hands of the people who rely on it. A 10-year initiative of the government of Bangladesh, supported by IUCN and the Swiss Agency for Development and...

  • Qinghai Hoh Xil, China - Chimed Ochir Bazarsad

    IUCN recommends listing key habitats for species conservation as World Heritage

    19.05.2017

    The advisory body on natural World Heritage, IUCN - International Union for Conservation of Nature, recommends World Heritage status for three sites nominated for their outstanding natural value. IUCN also recommends danger-listing for the Cerrado Protected...

  • Wives of fishermen sharing their stories of living on the bank of the River Brahmaputra in Chilmari, Bangladesh.

    Blog: Environment, Gender and Bangladesh

    03.05.2017

    IUCN’s Environment and Gender Information (EGI) platform provides evidence and knowledge to guide action toward women’s empowerment and gender equality in environmental spheres. Based on recent EGI dataset (2015−2017), this article analyses gender...

  • Women in Malawi standing in field

    Planting roots for a sustainable and equitable future

    26.04.2017

    In Malawi, when asked what trees should be planted as a part of forest landscape restoration (FLR) projects, local stakeholders—predominantly male—suggested trees that provide timber, charcoal, and furniture-making materials commonly used only to provide...

  • Sugarcane grower, SUSTAIN Initiative, Tanzania

    Empowering women in water management - International Women's Day 2017

    08.03.2017

    IUCN is committed to gender equality. To support International Women's Day, the Water Programme compiled some of their most recent efforts to empower women in decisions and actions for sustainable water management.

  • Indigenous women from the Q’echí’

    IUCN Director General's statement on International Women’s Day 2017

    08.03.2017

    For over a century, the world has come together on 8th March to observe International Women’s Day. Today, as we celebrate International Women’s Day 2017, the world again calls for equality between men and women across all sectors of society.  

  • Four women in front of UICN sign

    Brazil paves the way for gender equity in forest and biodiversity conservation

    07.03.2017

    The gender and environment landscape is slowly changing in Brazil – after several years of concerted effort by IUCN to further gender considerations, women have taken a strong lead at the forefront of biodiversity conservation and restoration efforts. On...

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