Vice-President of the Heydar Aliyev Foundation, founder and head of International Dialogue for Environmental Action (IDEA) Campaign Leyla Aliyeva attended the IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature) World Parks Congress in Sidney, Australia.
In November current year, the NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) within the Office of Environment and Heritage (OEH) and Parks Australia is partnering with the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) to host the sixth IUCN World Parks Congress. This global event, held only once in every 10 years, is a unique opportunity to bring about change not only for today, but for the decade ahead.
The IUCN World Parks Congress 2014 is a landmark global forum on protected areas. The Congress will play a key role in ensuring that protected areas can contribute towards addressing them. The ultimate aim of the Congress is to position parks and protected areas firmly within broader goals of economic and community wellbeing. The theme of the Congress has therefore been selected as Parks, People Planet: Inspiring Solutions. The event will be attended by presidents of some countries, ministers responsible for protection of environment, other officials, as well as heads on international and regional organizations, experts and leading NGOs. At the plenary sessions, Leyla Aliyeva will address the participants to speak about Azerbaijan’s experience in protection of environment and highlight the activities of Heydar Aliyev Foundation in this regard. In the sidelines of Congress, Leyla Aliyeva will hold a number of bilateral meetings to discuss the protection of environment and biodiversity. A special pavilion reflecting the IDEA’s activities has been installed at the venue of the IUCN World Parks Congress.