Secretary-General's statements

  Online Workshop on Conservation of Amphibians (Amphibia spp.) Opening Remarks by CITES Secretary-General Ivonne Higuero 28 November 2023   Esteemed participants,  Greetings to each of you joining from various corners of the globe for this online workshop on the status, management and trade in amphibians, in support of CITES Decision 19.197.   It is an honour to welcome you to this virtual gathering, where our shared commitment to the conservation of our planet's amphibious inhabitants brings experts, policymakers, and stakeholders together in the face of evolving challenges, with a common purpose: ensuring that amphibians will remain in the wild for future generations. 
  2023 Asia Environmental Enforcement Awards Remarks by CITES Secretary-General Ivonne Higuero 28 November 2023, Bangkok, Thailand   Distinguished Award Winners, dear colleagues,Ladies and Gentlemen, It is my utmost pleasure to have the opportunity to address you at this year’s Asia Environmental Enforcement Awards.
  77th Meeting of the CITES Standing Committee Opening Statement by CITES Secretary-General Ivonne Higuero 6 November 2023, Geneva, Switzerland   Excellencies, Distinguished Standing Committee Members, Parties, and observers,
By CITES Secretary-General Ivonne Higuero – 31 October 2023 
By CITES Secretary-General Ivonne Higuero – 14 September 2023  We have all witnessed how rapidly digitalization has progressed in recent years and I am excited to share with you how CITES is embracing the digital age. Major progress has been made by Parties, the Secretariat, and its partners on the electronic CITES permitting system (eCITES).  
  32nd Meeting of the CITES Animals Committee Opening Remarks by CITES Secretary-General Ivonne Higuero 19 June 2023, Geneva, Switzerland   Chair of the Animals Committee, Members of the Animals Committee,
  26th Meeting of the CITES Plants Committee Opening Remarks by CITES Secretary-General Ivonne Higuero 5 June 2023, Geneva, Switzerland   Madame Chair of the Plants Committee, Members of the Plants Committee, Distinguished delegates and participants, Dear colleagues and friends,
  Opening Ceremony Remarks at the World Organisation for Animal Health's 90th General Session of the World Assembly of Delegates by CITES Secretary-General Ivonne Higuero 21 May 2023, Maison de la Chimie, Paris, France Señor Presidente Idogaya Benitez, Madame la Directice Genérale Eloit, Excellencies, distinguished delegates, Ladies and Gentlemen,
CITES Secretary-General, Ivonne Higuero's message for International Biodiversity Day 2023
Joint Statement from the Collaborative Partnership on Sustainable Wildlife Management for CBD CoP15 Made by CITES Secretary-General and CPW Chair, Ivonne Higuero Plenary: CBD/COP/15/L.5 on Sustainable Wildlife Management, 10 December Thank you Chair, Distinguished delegates,