The fifteenth meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity will be held in Kunming, China on 11-15 October 2021 and 25 April-8 May 2022.
Ahead of the event, the World YMCA joins more than 100 organisations, such as WWF, Save the Children, World Vision, and CARE International, in calling on governments to strengthen the current draft global biodiversity agreement.
This unprecedented call to action is launched on 7 September 2021 at the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) World Conservation Congress in Marseille, France.
“Wherever I look in the global YMCA Movement, I see that – whatever challenges they face – it’s in young people’s nature to be positive. That’s just one of the reasons why young people embrace the quest for a ‘nature-positive’ world by 2030. The natural world is theirs to inherit. We fully support this call to action, demanding of governments a Global Biodiversity Framework that is worthy of its name.”
Carlos Madjri Sanvee, Secretary General, World YMCA
- Read the joint statement (PDF)