16th Consultation meeting of the International Support Group for the Man and the Biosphere programme (ISG-MAB)

When :

from Tuesday 17 March, 2020
to Wednesday 18 March, 2020

Type of event :

Category 7-Seminar and Workshop

Where :

Paris UNESCO Headquarters, Room IV, 7, place de Fontenoy, 75007, Paris, France

Contact :


The International Support Group (ISG) is open to the participation of all Member States who have their Delegations at UNESCO Headquarters, to advise the Secretariat of the Man and biosphere programme (MAB) on relevant aspects of the MAB Programme. This group meets regularly once or twice per year and the MAB Secretariat provides first-hand information to the Member States. It was set up by the MAB Programme's International Co-ordinating Council (ICC) at its 21st session held in the Jeju Island Biosphere Reserve, Republic of Korea from 25 to 29 May 2009.

During this meeting, the Secretariat will provide updates on the following topics:

- Main developments and achievements of the MAB Programme since the 15th ISG Meeting, held in March 2019;
- Results of the 31st Session of the International Co-ordinating Council of the MAB Programme, held in Paris in June 2019;
- Information on the 26th Session of the International Advisory Committee on Biosphere Reserves, held in February 2020;
- Main information on the upcoming 32nd Session of the International Co-ordinating Council of the Man and the Biosphere (MAB) Programme.