Secretary-General's statements

by John E. Scanlon, Secretary-General of CITES (first posted on on 9 September 2011) We need “all hands on deck” to deliver on the Strategic Plan and Aichi Biodiversity Targets! Global Biodiversity Outlook 3 provided us with a stark reminder of the challenges that lie ahead in achieving the conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity. The reality is there is no one convention or organization that can alone address the challenges ahead – we need “all hands on deck”!
at the Sixty-first meeting of the Standing Committee Geneva (Switzerland), 15 August 2011 Thank you Chair and I would also like to extend a very warm welcome to the Standing Committee Members, their alternates, Party Observers, and Inter-governmental organizations, international and national non-governmental organizations.
Keynote address by John E. Scanlon, Secretary-General, CITES, for the opening session of the 58th General Assembly of the International Council for Game and Wildlife Conservation (CIC) Saint Petersburg, 12-15 May 2011 Your Excellencies, Honourable Ministers, Mr President, Director General, Distinguished Guests, Ladies and Gentlemen,
11 April 2011, Guangzhou, China Executive Director General of the CITES Management Authority of China, Dr. Su Chunyu, Distinguished delegates, Ladies and Gentlemen,
Remarks by John Scanlon, Secretary-General of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora The Great Hall of the People, Beijing, 8 April 2011 Distinguished Minister Jia Zhibang, Your Excellencies, Ladies and gentlemen,
Brussels, Belgium, 21 March 2011 Secretary General Chairperson Distinguished delegates Ladies and Gentlemen
Rome, Italy, 1 February 2011 (Oral presentation was limited to four minutes and the main points set out below were highlighted) Chair Honourable Ministers Delegates from COFI members Observers "CITES is complementary to, rather than an alternative for, regional fisheries bodies." It is a great pleasure to be with you today at this 29th session of COFI – the first time that a Secretary-General of CITES has participated in one of your meetings, for which I thank you.
Paris, 19 November 2010 Mister Chair Commission officers Distinguished delegates Cooperating parties, entities or fishing entities Observers It is a great pleasure to be with you today at this 17th Special Meeting of the Commission.
Geneva, Switzerland, 10 November 2010 CITES Secretary-General John Scanlon with Minister Koichi MIZUSHIMA and Mr Masaaki YAMADA of the Japanese Mission in Geneva (Japan is president of CBD CoP10) Let me start by extending my sincere congratulations to the Government of Japan, through Minister Mizushima, for achieving a successful outcome in Nagoya. The diplomatic effort put into the meeting of the Conference of the Parties (CoP) – both before and during the CoP - coupled with announcements of additional financial commitments, was critical.