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WCC 2016 Res 037 - Progress Report

General information
IUCN Constituencies implementing this Resolution
IUCN Members: 
Ministry of Environment, Republic of Korea / Korea (RK)
Jeju Special Self-Governing Province ( JSSGP ) / Korea (RK)
IUCN Commissions: 
IUCN Secretariat: 
Other non-IUCN related organisations: 
UNESCO, Ramsar - note that in principle many IUCN State members would be considered to be involved in implementation, as partners to the related UNESCO Conventions/Programmes and the Ramsar Convention
Indicate which actions have been carried out to implement this Resolution : 
Convene stakeholders/Networking
Education/Communication/Raising awareness
Policy influencing/advocacy
Describe the results/achievements of the actions taken: 
The implementation of this resolution has become focused on the generous proposal of Jeju and the Republic of Korea to host a UNESCO Category 2 Centre to support the different international designations, linked specifically to the Science Sector of UNESCO. This proposal has to be made to UNESCO and follows timelines and procedures that are set by UNESCO. Jeju hosted a workshop on this proposal in September 2017 which was successful in setting the possible priorities for the proposed Centre.

UNESCO is also taking up the results of the study: http://unesdoc.unesco.org/images/0025/002585/258529e.pdf
What challenges/obstacles have been encountered in the implementation of this Resolution and how were they overcome : 
None in particular to date. It requires time to achieve progress, but there is good partner buy-in to achieve results.
Briefly describe what future actions are needed for the implementation of this Resolution: 
The Republic of Korea will need to complete, with Jeju, the proposal to UNESCO. After that point it will be considered by UNESCO. IUCN, via the World Heritage Programme in the Secretariat, is offering ongoing technical support to this process.
Are these actions planned for yet: 
Status of implementation
Status of implementation for this Resolution: 
Initiated: first stages of implementation
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