More than 10,000 participants, including presidents, ministers, scientists, business representatives and thousands of representatives from government and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) converged in Honolulu Hawaii from 1 to 10 September 2016 in the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) World Conservation Congress. The congress was hosted by the United Sates. The theme of the Congress, “Planet at the Crossroads,” focused on the recently agreed collective challenge of attaining the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) during the next 15 years.
Kiribati was also participated in the congress through a representative from the PIPA Project Implementation Office, and a Kiribati national who is working at the MACBIO Project (Marine and Coastal Biodiversity Management in Pacific Island Countries) whose office is based in Suva, Fiji. Kiribati is also one of the MACBIO partner countries. Through the MACBIO project, Kiribati, among other country partners, was able to present the overview of its work under the project in the Congress.
Full details of the session can be viewed through this link http://macbio-pacific.info/2016/09/15/valuing-planning-oceans-world-conservation-congress/