UNDP at the World Parks Congress in Sydney November 12-19


Hugh Paxton’s blog just got this lot in from Sydney. I feel this conference will do something. Glad to hear from my beloved wife that the Namibia contingent turned up in force and had beers in their fists and wished me and my errant daughter well. I miss those rowdy brave bastards! If you are interested in national parks and biodiversity hang on to this conference blog. There’s some good stuff coming! It must!


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Subject: UNDP at the World Parks Congress in Sydney November 12-19

Dear Colleagues,

The IUCN World Parks Congress (http://worldparkscongress.org/ ), a landmark global forum on protected areas, started today in Sydney, bringing together participants from across the globe to set the agenda on protected areas for the next decade. This once-in-10-year global event is organized by the IUCN and hosted by the Australian Government with over 5,000 participants. Building on the theme “Parks, people, planet: inspiring solutions”, it will present, discuss and create original approaches for conservation and development, helping to address the gap in the conservation and sustainable development agenda.

UNDP along with a number of key partners is playing a prominent role in the Congress, bringing in 40 years of experiences with biodiversity and protected area projects in over 120 countries. UNDP is co-leading 2 of eight programme streams. UNDP together with Conservation International and the World Bank are leading Stream 5 – Reconciling development challenges. Under this stream, UNDP and the partners showcase more than 100 innovative solutions from around the world that reconcile sustainable development with the major development challenges of our time. Through the GEF Small Grants Programme, UNDP is also engaged with the global ICCA Consortium, the GIZ, and the CBD Secretariat in organising Stream 6: Enhancing the diversity and quality of governance of protected areas. UNDP is also hosting the World Indigenous Network (WIN) Pavilion space organized by the Equator Initiative, as well as numerous inputs to the Conservation Finance Pavilion and other events across the Congress.

We will be providing daily updates at the following site: http://asia-pacific.undp.org/content/rbap/en/home/presscenter/events/2014/november/12-19-november-iucn-world-parks-congress-2014.html?cq_ck=1415689410421 The UNDP@WPC booklet is also available on the site.

For our press release, please check: http://asia-pacific.undp.org/content/rbap/en/home/presscenter/pressreleases/2014/11/11/protected-areas-can-help-meet-some-of-the-world-s-most-pressing-development-challenges/

And, a blog by Nik Sekhran, the first of the daily UNDP@WPC blog series is here: http://asia-pacific.undp.org/content/rbap/en/home/blog/2014/11/12/The-Sydney-World-Parks-Congress-Shapes-the-Future-We-Need/

Please check the main website daily to keep you updated!

Best wishes,

UNDP team at WPC

One Response to “UNDP at the World Parks Congress in Sydney November 12-19”

  1. charlespaxton Says:

    So, that’s what happened to my photographs!

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