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Statutes of the International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources (as revised in 1996)

Document type
Multilateral
Field of application
Global
Date
Oct 5, 1948
Source
IUCN (ID: TRE-000496)
Title (French)

Statuts de l'Union Internationale pour la conservation de la nature et de ses ressources (tels que révisés en 1996)

Title (Other)

Satzung der Internationalen Union für die Erhaltung der Natur und der natürlichen Hilfsquellen (revidierte Fassung von 1996)

Place of adoption
Fontainebleau
Depository
France
Language
English, French
Entry into force
Oct 5, 1948
Subject
Wild species & ecosystems, Environment gen.
Abstract

Objective: To influence, encourage and assist societies throughout the world to conserve the integrity and diversity of nature and to ensure that any use of natural resources is equitable and ecologically sustainable. Summary of provisions: Article 1 defines IUCN's legal status as an international association of governmental and non-governmental members according to the Swiss Civil Code. Article 23 specifies how IUCN attains its objectives, inter alia by encouraging research, providing a forum for discussion of conservation issues, influencing national and international legal and administrative instruments and assisting in the development of mechanisms for debating and resolving international environmental issues. Detail conditions for membership are listed in articles 4 to 14. Institutional mechanisms: The components of IUCN are: the World Conservation Congress, the Council, the National and Regional Committees and Regional Fora of members, the Commissions and the Secretariat (art. 15 - 84). (Source: IUCN ELC, 08.2005)

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Countries Entry into force
Argentina
Australia
Bangladesh
Belgium
Bolivia (Plurinational State of)
Botswana
Brazil
Burkina Faso
Canada
China
Congo
Congo, Dem. Rep. of
Cyprus
Denmark
Ecuador
Egypt
Eswatini, Kingdom of
Finland
France
Germany
Greece
Guinea-Bissau
Iceland
India
Ireland
Italy
Japan
Jordan
Kenya
Kuwait
Lao, People's Dem. Rep.
Lebanon
Libya
Liechtenstein
Luxembourg
Malawi
Malaysia
Mali
Mauritania
Mauritius
Monaco
Morocco
Mozambique
Nepal
Netherlands
New Zealand
Niger
Norway
Oman
Pakistan
Panama
Portugal
Russian Federation
Samoa
Saudi Arabia
Senegal
Seychelles
South Africa
Spain
Sri Lanka
Sweden
Switzerland
Syrian Arab Republic
Thailand
Togo
Tunisia
Turkey
Uganda
United Kingdom
United States of America
Venezuela, Boliv. Rep. of
Viet Nam
Zambia
Zimbabwe