Programme on Man and the Biosphere (MAB)

Programme sur l'Homme et la biosphère
Programa sobre el Hombre y la Biósfera

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URL: http://www.unesco.org/mab/

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Founded

1971-11 Paris France

History

Nov 1971, Paris (France), within the framework of B-XB3383 - UNESCO, following approval of the draft programme, 1970, by 16th Session of UNESCO General Conference, and arising from International Biological Programme (IBP), 1964-1974.

Aims

Within the natural and social sciences, develop a basis for sustainable use and conservation of biological diversity and for improvement of the global relationship between people and their environment; encourage interdisciplinary research, demonstration and training in natural resource management; by this means, contribute to a better understanding of the environment, including global change, and to greater involvement science and scientists in policy development concerning wise use of biological diversity; set up an international network of sites (biosphere reserves) for research, monitoring, training and information exchange; associate environmental protection with sustainable land use development.

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Structure

International Coordinating Council of the Programme on Man and the Biosphere -- Conseil international de coordination du Programme sur l'Homme et la biosphère -- Consejo Internacional de Coordinación del Programa sobre el Hombre y la Biósfera (meets every 2 years) comprising 34 members elected by UNESCO General Conference; meetings attended by observers from non-member states, other UN agencies and nongovernmental organizations. Bureau, consisting of Chairman and 5 Vice-Chairmen. International Secretariat provided by UNESCO Division of Ecological Sciences. Regional Coordination Groups and Research Panels. National Committees (145). Advisory Committee on Biosphere Reserves appointed by UNESCO, Oct 1991.

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UN Sustainable Development Goals **

GOAL 4: Quality EducationGOAL 5: Gender EqualityGOAL 15: Life on Land

UIA Org ID

XE4356

Last News

2017

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