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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.

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ICCWC begins its work

Remarks by John Scanlon, Secretary-General of CITES made during the 29th session of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) Committee on Fisheries (COFI)

Rome, Italy, 1 February 2011

(Oral presentation was limited to four minutes and the main points set out below were highlighted)

Honourable Ministers
Delegates from COFI members

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