CITES at work

President of Madagascar and CITES Secretary-General call for international support to halt surge in illegal timber trade. See more.

CITES extends legal controls on high-value timber at the request of Nicaragua and Russian Federation. See more.

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and CITES Secretary-General John Scanlon opened the Wild and Precious Exhibition in Geneva. See more.

The President of Switzerland, Mr Didier Burkhalter, delivered a speech at an event to celebrate the first World Wildlife Day at the United Nations Office in Geneva on 3 March 2014.

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon delivered a speech at the event to celebrate the first World Wildlife Day at the United Nations Office in Geneva on 3 March.

CITES calendar

  • 28 April-03 May:

    27th meeting of the CITES Animals Committee, Veracruz, Mexico

  • 1 May 2014: Species Survival Network Shark workshop for west African States, Dakar, Senegal
  • 02-03 May:

    Joint sessions of the 27th meeting of the Animals Committee and the 21st meeting of Plants Committee, Veracruz, Mexico

  • 02-08 May:

    21st meeting of the CITES Plants Committee, Veracruz, Mexico

  • 8 May 2014: Deadline to submit to the CITES Secretariat documents for consideration at the 65th meeting of the CITES Standing Committee