ANNOUNCEMENT: Institutions selected to host the technical support units (TSUs) of 3 new IPBES assessments

UNAM (National Autonomous University of Mexico), with support from CONABIO (Mexico’s National Commission for the Knowledge and Use of Biodiversity), to be located in Morelia, México: Assessment of diverse conceptualizations of multiple values of nature and its benefits

FRB (French Foundation for Research on Biodiversity) and AFB (French Agency for Biodiversity); to be located in Montpellier, France: Assessment of the sustainable use of wild species

IGES (Institute for Global Environmental Strategies), with support from the Ministry of Environment, Government of Japan (MOEJ); to be located in Tokyo, Japan: Assessment of invasive alien species

The secreatariat wishes to extend its grateful thanks to the Governments of Mexico, France and Japan for their very generous offers.