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IUCN World Conservation Congress 2025

9 - 15 October 2025
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

The next IUCN World Conservation Congress will be held from Thursday 9 to Wednesday 15 October 2025 in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, following IUCN Council’s selection of the United Arab Emirates as the host country.

Held every four years, the IUCN Congress is the world’s largest conservation event. It brings together leaders from government, civil society, Indigenous peoples’ organisations, business and academia to determine the world’s most pressing environmental and development challenges, and actions to address them.

The IUCN Congress will address ways to deliver the Global Biodiversity Framework, adopted by over 190 countries last December. The Framework comprises targets to scale up the conservation of ecosystems, species and genetic diversity.

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