UNESCO Biodiversity Initiative

Objectives and actions

To address, in a holistic and integrated manner, all aspects related to the conservation and sustainable and equitable use of biodiversity from the perspective of UNESCO’s mandate, programmes and activities.

To ensure that UNESCO delivers relevant, timely and effective assistance in providing policy advice to Member States in addressing the biodiversity crisis and in capitalizing upon the opportunities provided by biodiversity such as the contribution of biodiversity to green societies consistent with the Strategic Plan for Biodiversity and relevant MDGs.

UNESCO Member States can expect that the Organization’s action in the area of biodiversity will result in, inter alia, increased scientific knowledge emanating from biodiversity research, enhanced sustainable management of biodiversity, and support to Member States in attaining the international biodiversity goals and related MDGs.

Main areas for action and related operational objectives:

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