Members' Assembly outcomes

Decisions and presentations from the Members' Assembly
Members at the 2012 Members' Assembly, Jeju, Republic of Korea


About the Members' Assembly

The Members’ Assembly, the highest decision-making body of IUCN, brings together IUCN Members to debate and establish environmental policy, to approve the IUCN Programme and to elect the IUCN Council.

Resolutions and Recommendations on important conservation issues are adopted every four years by this unique global environmental parliament of governments and NGOs, guiding IUCN’s policy and programme of work as well as influencing many other organizations around the world. All Members in good standing can propose motions (draft decisions) to the IUCN World Conservation Congress.

At the Members’ Assembly, Members vote on IUCN’s programme of work for the following four years and also elect the IUCN President and Council, and manage the business affairs of the Union.

The 2012 Members' Assembly was held during the IUCN World Conservation Congess in Jeju, Republic of Korea. For the first time, morning sessions were held during each day of the Forum starting from 8 September. This allowed to connect the Congress themes and main messages of the Forum to the IUCN Programmes for 2013-2016 and results from 2009-2012.

The last three days of the Assembly were dedicated to:

  • the reports from the different IUCN constituents
  • the elections of the IUCN Council, President, and Treasurer, and
  • the adoption of additional motions.