International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN)

IUCN, International Union for Conservation of Nature, is the world’s oldest and largest environmental network and a democratic membership union with more than 1,000 government and NGO member organizations, and almost 11,000 volunteer scientists and experts in some 160 countries.

For more than 20 years, IUCN has recognized the key role played by gender in biodiversity conservation and environmental sustainability. Thanks to its expertise, the IUCN Global Gender Office has now become the Scientific & Technical Centre of Excellence for organizations, Conventions, governments and others seeking advice on gender, promoting gender equality.

IUCN uses its knowledge and expertise to promote women as a force for positive change in the world and raise awareness of the value-added of efforts to realize the full creative and productive potential of women for achieving biodiversity conservation and sustainability. The IUCN Global Gender Office produces a wealth of information and tools, including documentation and publications, and training and workshop materials to assist stakeholders with development of gender plans and the implementation of their workplans.