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Sessions of the MAB International Co-ordinating Council

The picture above is a detail of "Wild Flowers", created by UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador Vik Muniz
on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the MAB Programme

 

The International Co-ordinating Council of the Man and the Biosphere (MAB) Programme is the MAB governing body, usually referred to as the MAB Council or ICC. It consists of 34 Member States elected by UNESCO's biennial General Conference. In between meetings, the authority of the ICC is delegated to its Bureau, whose members are nominated from each of UNESCO's geopolitical regions.

Documents of the 34th session of the MAB-ICC

13-17 June 2022
Paris, France, and online (hybrid meeting)

  • SC-22/CONF.234/1 Provisional agenda (iIem 5)
    English | Français

  • SC-22/CONF.234/2 Provisional annotated agenda (Item 5)
    English | Français

  • SC-22/CONF.234/3 Provisional timetable (Item 5)
    English | Français

  • SC-22/CONF.234/4 Report of the Secretariat of the MAB Programme (Item 6)
    English | Français

  • SC-22/CONF.234/5 Report on the celebration of the 50th Anniversary of MAB (Item 7)
    English | Français

  • SC-22/CONF.234/6 The post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework (Item 8)
    English | Français

  • SC-22/CONF.234/7 Reports on Actions Undertaken by Member States / Regional and Thematic MAB Networks in the Context of MAB, with a Focus on the Lima Action Plan (LAP) (Item 9)
    English | Français

  • SC-22/CONF.234/8 Periodic Review Reports and Follow-Up Information Received since the 31st session of the MAB-ICC (item 10)
    English | Français

  • SC-22/CONF.234/9 Proposals for New Biosphere Reserves and Extensions/ Modifications/ Renaming to Biosphere Reserves that are Part of the World Network of Biosphere Reserves (Item 11)
    English | Français

  • SC-22/CONF.234/10 MAB Young Scientists Awards (YSA) Scheme (Item 12)
    English | Français

  • SC-22/CONF.234/11 MAB Youth Network (Item 13)
    English | Français

  • SC-22/CONF.234/12 Thematic Networks of Biosphere Reserves (Item 14)
    English | Français

  • SC-22/CONF.234/13 Updated version of the Technical Guidelines for Biosphere Reserves (TGBR) (Item 15)
    English | Français

  • SC-22/CONF.234/14 Celebration of the First International Day for Biosphere Reserves (Item 16)
    English | Français

  • SC-22/CONF.234/15 Renaming of MAB programme (Item 17)
    English | Français

 

Information Documents

 

Reminder

 

  • National Reports: Please be informed that the national reports on activities in the Biosphere Reserves have to be sent to Mr Philippe Pypaert (p.pypaert@unesco.org) by 20 May 2022.
     
  • Additional information: Please be informed that additional information on Biosphere Reserves required by the 28th session of the International Advisory Committee for Biosphere Reserves (IACBR), as indicated in the letters of recommendations sent to the Biosphere Reserves authorities in March or April 2022, have to be sent to the MAB Secretariat by 31 May 2022.

 

Previous sessions

33rd Session | Previous sessions

Documents of the 33rd session of the MAB-ICC

Final Report: English | Français

  • SC-21/CONF.233/1.rev Provisional agenda (Item 3)
    English | Français

  • SC-21/CONF.233/2 Provisional annotated agenda (Item 3)
    English | Français

  • SC-21/CONF.233/3.rev Provisional timetable (Item 3)
    English | Français

  • SC-21/CONF.233/4 Report of the Secretariat of the MAB Programme (Item 5)
    English | Français
  • SC-21/CONF.233/5 Overview on MAB Thematic Networks (Item 6)
    English | Français
  • SC-21/CONF.233/6 Presentation of the MAB UNESCO International Environmental Experts Network “UNESCO Earth Network” (Item 7)
    English | Français
  • SC-21/CONF.233/7 Reports on Actions Undertaken by Regional and Thematic MAB Networks in the Context of MAB, with a Focus on the Lima Action Plan (LAP) Implementation and the Celebration of the 50th Anniversary of MAB (Item 8)
    English | Français

  • SC-21/CONF.233/8.rev Periodic Review Reports, Follow-Up and Information Received since the 31st MAB International Coordinating Council meeting (Item 9)
    English | Français
  • SC-21/CONF.233/9 Completion of the Exit strategy and Implementation of the "Process of Excellence and Enhancement of the WNBR as Well as Quality Improvement of All Members of the World Network" (Item 10)
    English | Français
  • SC-21/CONF233/10 Proposals for New Biosphere Reserves and Extensions/Modifications/Renaming to Biosphere Reserves that are part of the World Network of Biosphere Reserves (WNBR) (Item 11)
    English | Français
  • SC-21/CONF.233/11.rev MAB Young Scientists Awards Scheme (Item 12)
    English | Français
  • SC-21/CONF.233/12 Michel Batisse Award (Item 13)
    English | Français
  • SC-21/CONF.233/13 MAB Youth Activities and Involvement in the Governance of the MAB Programme and its World Network of Biosphere Reserves (Item 14)
    English | Français
  • SC-21/CONF.233/14 Celebration of the 50th anniversary of MAB (Item 15)
    English | Français Annex

Information Documents

  • SC-21/CONF.233/INF.1 Provisional List of Participants – available at the meeting
  • SC-21/CONF.233/INF.2 Provisional List of documents
    English | Français
  • SC-21/CONF.233/INF.3 Statutes of the International Coordinating Council of the MAB Programme 
    English | Français
  • SC-21/CONF.232/INF.4 SC-20/CONF.232/12 Final report of the 32nd Session of the International Co-ordinating Council of the Man and Biosphere programme
    English | Français

SC-21/CONF.232/INF.5 National Reports of Member States

Previous sessions of the MAB-ICC (1971-2020)

32ND SESSION (2020)

31ST SESSION (2019)

30TH SESSION (2018)

29TH SESSION
12-15 June 2017, UNESCO Headquarters, Paris, France

28TH SESSION
18-19 March 2016, Lima, Peru

27TH SESSION
08-12 June 2015, UNESCO Headquarters, Paris, France

26TH SESSION
From10 to 13 June 2014 in Jönköping, East Vättern Landscape Biosphere Reserve, Sweden.

25TH SESSION
From 27 to 30 May 2013, UNESCO Headquarters, Paris, France

24TH SESSION
From 9 to 13 July 2012, UNESCO, Headquarters, Paris, France

23RD SESSION
From 28 June to 1 July 2011, Dresden/Radebeul, Germany

22ND SESSION
From 31 May to 4 June 2010, UNESCO Headquarters, Paris, France

21ST SESSION
From 25 to 29 May 2009, Jeju, Republic of Korea

20TH SESSION
From 5 to 8 February 2008, Madrid, Spain

19TH SESSION
From 23 to 27 October 2006, UNESCO Headquarters, Paris, France

18TH SESSION
From 25 to 29 October 2004, UNESCO Headquarters, Paris, France

17TH SESSION
From 18 to 22 March 2002, UNESCO Headquarters, Paris, France

16TH SESSION
From 6 to 10 November 2000, UNESCO Headquarters, Paris, France

15TH SESSION
From 7 to 11 December 1998, UNESCO Headquarters, Paris, France

14TH SESSION
From 19 to 22 November 1996, UNESCO Headquarters, Paris, France

13TH SESSION
From 12 to 16 June 1995, UNESCO Headquarters, Paris, France

12TH SESSION
From 25 to 29 January 1993, UNESCO Headquarters, Paris, France

11TH SESSION
From 12 to 16 November 1990, UNESCO Headquarters, Paris, France

10TH SESSION
From 14 to 18 November 1988, UNESCO Headquarters, Paris, France

9TH SESSION
From 20 to 25 October 1986, UNESCO Headquarters, Paris, France

8TH SESSION
From 3 to 8 December 1984, UNESCO Headquarters, Paris, France

7TH SESSION
From 30 September to 2 October 1981, UNESCO Headquarters, Paris, France

6TH SESSION
From 19 to 28 November 1979, UNESCO Headquarters, Paris, France

5TH SESSION
From 24 October to 1 November 1977, Vienna, Austria

4TH SESSION
From 18 to 26 November 1975, UNESCO Headquarters, Paris, France

3RD SESSION
From 17 to 29 September 1974, Washington D.C., United States

2ND SESSION
From 10 to 19 April 1973, UNESCO Headquarters, Paris, France

1ST SESSION
From 9 to 19 November 1971, UNESCO Headquarters, Paris, France