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English translation unavailable for Discours d’ouverture de M. John E. Scanlon.

Thirtieth anniversary of CITES in China

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,

Law enforcement support for gorillas

English translation unavailable for Allocution de John Scanlon.
English translation unavailable for Alocución de John Scanlon.

CITES shares experience with UNESCO

By invitation of UNESCO, the Secretary-General of CITES, Mr John Scanlon, attended the 40th anniversary of the 1970 Convention for the fight against the illicit trafficking of cultural property*, in UNESCO Headquarters, Paris, on 15 March, 2011.

Remarks by John E. Scanlon, CITES Secretary-General,on the occasion of the 30th meeting of the World Customs Organization’s Enforcement Committee

Brussels, Belgium, 21 March 2011

Secretary General
Distinguished delegates
Ladies and Gentlemen

CITES and Nigeria

CITES and CMS Secretariats hold first virtual meeting to map out future collaboration

The Secretariats of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) and the Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (CMS) met via video conference between Bonn, Geneva and Nairobi on 2 March 2011 to review joint achievements to date and to map out their future collaboration.  This was the first virtual meeting of the staff of the two secretariats; video conferencing being used to reduce the costs and the carbon footprint of the meeting. 

ICCWC begins its work

The Senior Experts Group of the International Consortium on Combating Wildlife Crime (ICCWC) met last week at the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) in Vienna, Austria.

Opened by Mr Yury Fedotov, Executive Director of UNODC, the meeting provided an opportunity for specialized staff of the five partner agencies to plan ICCWC activities in the short and mid-term.