Secretary-General of CITES

CITES and Trade Agreements – Partnering to Combat Wildlife Crime and to Achieve Sustainable Development - CITES Secretary-General's Op Ed

Global trade in wild animal and plant species, including fish and timber, is on the rise - both legal and illegal. Legal and sustainable trade in certain species, such as the wool of the vicuna or the bark of the African cherry tree, can benefit people and wildlife.

CITES Secretary-General's remarks at the ATAG Global Sustainable Aviation Summit 2015 - Geneva, Switzerland

CITES Secretary-General's remarks at the ATAG Global Sustainable Aviation Summit 2015

Geneva, 29 September 2015

‘Air transport’s role in reducing Illegal trade in wildlife’

Address by John E. Scanlon, Secretary-General of CITES

 

CITES Secretary-General's TED-type talk on legal and illegal wildlife trade at the Wildlife Forum during XIV World Forestry Congress 2015 - Durban, South Africa - External link

TED-type talk, known as a Tree Talk, on legal and illegal trade in wildlife, delivered at the Wildlife Forum held during the XIV World Forestry Congress, Durban, September 2015.

CITES Secretary-General's keynote address at the Symposium on the interface between international and domestic environmental law - Tel Aviv, Israel

Symposium on the interface between international and domestic environmental law

Keynote Address

CITES and wildlife trade - International cooperation and national action

John E. Scanlon

Secretary-General, CITES Secretariat

Tel Aviv, Israel, 31 August 2015

 

CITES Secretary-General's welcoming remarks at the 28th Meeting of the CITES Animals Committee - Tel Aviv, Israel

28th Meeting of the CITES Animals Committee

30 August – 3 September 2015

Tel Aviv, Israel

Welcoming remarks by John E. Scanlon, CITES Secretary General

 

CITES Secretary-General's remarks on the destruction of confiscated elephant ivory at Bangkok, Thailand

John E. Scanlon, CITES Secretary-General

(Statement read by Ms. Margaret Akullo, UNODC Officer-in-Charge for Southeast Asia and the Pacific)

DNP Headquarters

26 August 2015

 

CITES Secretary-General's statement on the 40th Anniversary of CITES Entering into Force in Chile

Speech by John E. Scanlon, CITES Secretary-General

7 August 2015

 

Distinguished Guests

Ladies and Gentlemen

CITES - 40 Years of International Cooperation and National Action - External link to CITES Secretary-General's Op Ed

CITES was the third global environmental agreement to be adopted in the early 1970's, signed in Washington DC, US on 3 March 1973 – and 3 March is now celebrated each year as UN World Wildlife Day. It was, however, the first such global agreement to enter into force on 1 July 1975, some six months earlier than the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands and the World Heritage Convention.
 
 

CITES Secretary-General's opening remarks at the First Pangolin Range States workshop - Viet Nam

 

CITES Secretary-General, Mr John E. Scanlon

Da Nang, Viet Nam

24-26 June 2015

 

Vice Minister Dr Ha Cong Tuan, MARD, Government of Viet Nam 

Deputy Chief of Mission at the U.S. Embassy in Viet Nam, Ms. Claire Pierangelo

Chairman of the Da Nang Province, Viet Nam

CITES Management Authority of Viet Nam

Distinguished guests, friends and colleagues

CITES Secretary-General's remarks on the destruction of confiscated elephant ivory at Times Square, New York, the United States of America

John E. Scanlon, CITES Secretary-General

19 June 2015

 

Secretary of the U.S. Department of the Interior, Sally Jewell

Director of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Dan Ashe

New York State Senator, Brad Hoylman.

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