Secretary-General of CITES

World Wildlife Day 2016 generates huge show of support for wildlife

The global community observed UN World Wildlife Day for the third time on 3 March 2016 with countries and people from right across the globe rallying around the theme “The future of wildlife is in our hands”.

This special day for wildlife on the UN calendar has once again given the world a chance to reconnect with our planet’s wild side and to acknowledge our collective responsibility to bring illegal wildlife trade to an end.

Keynote Address by CITES Secretary-General John E. Scanlon at the International conference on wildlife crime - The Hague, Netherlands

Keynote Address - Plenary Opening Session

By John E. Scanlon

CITES Secretary-General

CITES – galvanizing a global collective effort to save wildlife

 

CITES Secretary-General's remarks on the destruction of confiscated elephant ivory at Colombo, Sri Lanka

John E. Scanlon, CITES Secretary-General

26 January 2016

 

Religious dignitaries

Hon. Gamini  Jayawickrema  Perera,  Minister for Sustainable Development and Wildlife 

Hon. Ravi Karunanayake, Minister of Finance

Cabinet Ministers, State Ministers, Deputy Ministers, Members of Parliament, Diplomats, distinguished guests, ladies and gentlemen and dear children.

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Keynote Address by CITES Secretary-General John E. Scanlon at Colombo, Sri Lanka.

Keynote Address

'CITES and wildlife trade – how CITES works and how it links to wildlife tourism’

John E. Scanlon

Secretary-General, CITES Secretariat

Colombo, Sri Lanka 25 January 2016

 

Opening Remarks by John E. Scanlon, CITES Secretary-General at the Sixty-sixth meeting of the Standing Committee

Sixty-sixth meeting of the Standing Committee

Geneva (Switzerland), 11 January 2016

Opening remarks by John E. Scanlon, CITES Secretary General

Corruption as an enabler of wildlife and forest crime - Joint Statement of the Executive Director of UNODC and the Secretary-General of CITES

 

Corruption as an enabler of wildlife and forest crime

Joint Statement of Mr Yury Fedotov, Executive Director of UNODC and
Mr John Scanlon, Secretary-General of CITES 

Saint Petersburg, 3 November 2015

CITES Secretary-General's welcoming remarks at the Workshop on illegal trade in cheetahs

Workshop on illegal trade in cheetahs

3 – 5 November 2015

Kuwait

Welcoming remarks by John E. Scanlon, CITES Secretary General

 

Corruption and illegal trade in wildlife - Presentation by John E. Scanlon, 6th Session of the Conference of the Parties to the UN Convention Against Corruption

Corruption is “an insidious plague” that is present in the wildlife sector just as it is in other sectors, indeed in virtually any form of human activity.

A clear message of the determination of the international community to work to prevent and combat corruption was sent with the adoption by the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) of the UN Convention Against Corruption in 2003 and its entry into force in 2005.

The New Sustainable Development Goals: a Vision for Living in Harmony with Nature

This week in New York, the U.N. General Assembly will adopt a set of 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and 169 targets that represent an unprecedented opportunity to safeguard globally threatened wildlife species. The new goals are part of an agenda called Transforming Our World: The 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda – a vision for the planet in which “humanity lives in harmony with nature and in which wildlife and other living species are protected.”

Keynote Address by CITES Secretary-General John E. Scanlon at the Ilia State University, Tbilisi, Georgia.

Keynote Address

'CITES and wildlife trade – how CITES works and what it is and isn’t’

John E. Scanlon

Secretary-General, CITES Secretariat

Tbilisi, 20 October 2015

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