International Coordinating Council of the Man and the Biosphere Programme (MAB)

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The MAB-ICC is meeting to review progress made in the implementation of the 23th session recommendations and of the Madrid action plan adopted at its 20th session (MAP, Madrid, February 2008). It will discuss the future of MAB, especially in the light of Rio + 20.

Important decisions on new sites for UNESCO’s World Network of Biosphere Reserves - as well as on MAB Young Scientists Awards and the Michel Batisse Award for biosphere reserves management - will be taken by the Council. At this session the MAB-ICC will elect a new Bureau.
The Council is composed of 34 UNESCO Member States, elected by UNESCO's General Conference, respecting: equitable geographical distribution; appropriate rotation; the representativeness of these States from the ecological viewpoint on each continent; and of the importance of their scientific contribution to the international MAB programme.

Each Council Member State may send as many experts or advisers as it deems necessary to the Council session, but it only has one vote.

Representatives of the Member States and Associate Members of UNESCO which are not members of the Council may nevertheless attend, as observers, meetings of the Council and its committees. Representatives of the United Nations, UNESCO, the FAO, the WHO and the WMO may take part, without the right to vote, in all meetings of the Council, of its committees and working groups. Representatives of the International Council for Science, the International Social Science Council and the World Conservation Union may take part, without the right to vote, in all meetings of the Council and of its committees and working groups.


Type of Event Category 2-Intergovernmental meeting
Start 09.07.2012 08:00 local time
End 13.07.2012 17:00 local time
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Focal point Ishwaran, Natarajan
Organizer MAB Programme hosted by UNESCO's Division of Ecological and Earth Sciences
Country France
City Paris
Venue UNESCO Headquarters
Street 7, place de Fontenoy
Room Room XII
Permanent Delegation Contact
Major Programme
Language of Event English, French, Spanish
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Official Website International Co-ordinating Council (ICC) of the Man and the Biosphere (MAB) Programme
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