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), and financial support from GIZ (German Cooperation Agency); 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.