The IUCN Council, in consultation with the Host Country, has set the new dates for the IUCN Congress 2020 as 3 to 10 September 2021. However, please note that the Espaces Générations Nature (Nature Generation Areas), which are organised by the Host Country and local stakeholders, will remain open on 11 September
The Congress venue remains the same, Parc Chanot in Marseille, France, and the structure and events will be as follows:

Forum: 4 to 7 September
Exhibition: 4 to 9 September
Members’ Assembly: 8 to 10 September
Closing ceremony: 10 September
Espaces Générations Nature: 4 to 11 September


Originally scheduled for autumn 2021, the IMPAC5 Secretariat postponed the event in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. The 5th International Marine Protected Area Congress (IMPAC5) is now confirmed for 23-29 June 2022 in Vancouver, Canada.