The Maldives’ application to join the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) was approved by the People’s Majlis on Monday.
The People’s Majlis Foreign Relations committee evaluated the request from the President’s Office for legislative permission for the Maldives to join IUCN.
Following its examination, the committee concluded in favor of granting approval, which was approved by the Majlis with a unanimous majority of 28 lawmakers who voted on Monday.
The IUCN, founded in 1949, is a membership organization made up of government and civil society groups dedicated to nature conservation and the sustainable use of natural resources. There are 91 member countries and over 1,400 member groups from 170 different countries in the organization.
It has UN observer and consultative status and participates in the implementation of many international treaties on nature protection and biodiversity.