Secretary-General's statements

Under the theme Fighting Transboundary Environmental Crime 13 November 2019, Bangkok, Thailand   Madame Ambassador Rødsmoen Distinguished Award Winners Ladies and Gentlemen May I begin by warmly thanking the organizers for inviting me to this esteemed gathering, which recognizes and celebrates excellence in fighting transboundary environmental crime. I very much regret that I cannot be with you in person today.
Under the theme Fighting Transboundary Environmental Crime 13 November 2019, Bangkok, Thailand   Madame Ambassador Rødsmoen Distinguished Award Winners Ladies and Gentlemen May I begin by warmly thanking the organizers for inviting me to this esteemed gathering, which recognizes and celebrates excellence in fighting transboundary environmental crime. I very much regret that I cannot be with you in person today.
Debriefing of Thunderball and Operation Demeter V Opening remarks of CITES Secretary-General Ivonne Higuero 26 November 2019, Shenzhen, China Your Excellency Mr Ni Yuefeng, Minister for China Customs Your Excellency Mr Zhuang Guotai,, Vice Minister of Ecology and Environment Your Excellency Mr Li Chunliang, Vice Administrator of the National Forestry and Grassland Administration Mr Yang Hong, member of the Standing Committee of CPC of Shenzhen Mr Kunio Mikuriya, Secretary General of the World Customs Organization, Excellencies, special guests, ladies and gentlemen,
Debriefing of Thunderball and Operation Demeter V Opening remarks of CITES Secretary-General Ivonne Higuero 26 November 2019, Shenzhen, China Your Excellency Mr Ni Yuefeng, Minister for China Customs Your Excellency Mr Zhuang Guotai,, Vice Minister of Ecology and Environment Your Excellency Mr Li Chunliang, Vice Administrator of the National Forestry and Grassland Administration Mr Yang Hong, member of the Standing Committee of CPC of Shenzhen Mr Kunio Mikuriya, Secretary General of the World Customs Organization, Excellencies, special guests, ladies and gentlemen,
Debriefing of Thunderball and Operation Demeter V Opening remarks of CITES Secretary-General Ivonne Higuero 26 November 2019, Shenzhen, China Your Excellency Mr Ni Yuefeng, Minister for China Customs Your Excellency Mr Zhuang Guotai,, Vice Minister of Ecology and Environment Your Excellency Mr Li Chunliang, Vice Administrator of the National Forestry and Grassland Administration Mr Yang Hong, member of the Standing Committee of CPC of Shenzhen Mr Kunio Mikuriya, Secretary General of the World Customs Organization, Excellencies, special guests, ladies and gentlemen,
Under the theme Fighting Transboundary Environmental Crime 13 November 2019, Bangkok, Thailand   Madame Ambassador Rødsmoen Distinguished Award Winners Ladies and Gentlemen May I begin by warmly thanking the organizers for inviting me to this esteemed gathering, which recognizes and celebrates excellence in fighting transboundary environmental crime. I very much regret that I cannot be with you in person today.
Eighteenth meeting of the Conference of the Parties to CITES Closing remarks of CITES Secretary-General, Ivonne Higuero Geneva (Switzerland), 28 August 2019 Chair, Alternate Chair, Chairs of Committees I and II, esteemed delegates, dear colleagues, It was a remarkable experience for me to be here at my first CITES COP as Secretary-General.  We had an enormous agenda at COP18, and there is so much I could say about what we have accomplished. But in the interest of time, I would like to highlight just several broad accomplishments that I believe will help to shape our work over the years to come.  
Eighteenth meeting of the Conference of the Parties to CITES Opening remarks of CITES Secretary-General, Ivonne Higuero Geneva (Switzerland), 17 August 2019 Su excelencia, Consejero Federal del departamento federal de asuntos interiores, Señor Alain Berset; señora Inger Andersson, Directora ejecutiva del programa de las Naciones Unidas para el medio ambiente; sra Carolina Caceres, presidenta del Comité permanente de CITES; excelencias, estimados delegados, damas y caballeros,
World Ranger Day 2019 Message from CITES Secretary-General, Ivonne Higuero 31 July 2019 On World Ranger Day 2019, let’s join up to reflect upon the important role and selfless work of park rangers around the world in their fight to protect wildlife! World Ranger Day honours park rangers across the world who have been injured or lost their lives in the line of duty, and also celebrates the role rangers play in protecting our natural resources, including wild animals and plants.
14 June 2019, Baku, Azerbaijan Good afternoon, Excellencies, distinguished delegates, ladies and gentlemen, I am honoured to have been invited by the Secretary General of the World Customs Organization to give a keynote address at the IT Conference. My sincere apologies for not being there with you this week but I had prior commitments that made it difficult to travel to Baku. I am sure you have been enjoying the great Azerbaijani hospitality they are well known for, and which I am very sorry to have missed.