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4th World Congress of Biosphere Reserves inaugurated in Lima

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The 4th World Congress of Biosphere Reserves was inaugurated in Lima, Peru. It is a 3 day event from 14th to 17th March. The event will focus on Sustainable Development Goals and the Post Development agenda of 2015.

World Congress of Biosphere

Participants of World Congress

  • It is a world meeting of the Committees of UNESCO’s Man and the Biosphere Program (MAB)
  • The participants include experts from governments, biosphere reserves, local communities, UN agencies, NGOs, academic institutions, and organizations and institutions from all over the world working with the MAB Programme

Issues discussed

  • Education for sustainable development
  • The economic viability of nature conservation systems
  • Human migrations and protection of natural resources


  • To review of the implementation of the Madrid Action Plan for Biosphere Reserves 2008-2013, the Seville Strategy and the Statutory Framework of 1995
  • To assess the lessons learned and the new challenges to be faced by the World Network of Biosphere Reserves
  • To develop and launch an Action Plan for Biosphere Reserves for 2016-2025

Points to note

  • UNESCO headquarters-Paris
  • UNESCO Director General-Irina Bokova