Declaraciones del Secretario General

By CITES Secretary-General Ivonne Higuero – 14 September 2023  We have all witnessed how rapidly digitalization has progressed in recent years and I am excited to share with you how CITES is embracing the digital age. Major progress has been made by Parties, the Secretariat, and its partners on the electronic CITES permitting system (eCITES).  
  Discurso inaugural de la 32ª reunión del Comité de Fauna por la Secretaria General de la CITES, Sra. Ivonne Higuero 19 de junio de 2023, Ginebra, Suiza   Presidencia del Comité de Fauna, 
  Discurso inaugural de la 26ª reunión del Comité de Flora por la Secretaria General de la CITES, Sra. Ivonne Higuero 5 de junio de 2023, Ginebra, Suiza   Presidenta del Comité de Flora, Miembros del Comité de Flora,
  Opening Ceremony Remarks at the World Organisation for Animal Health's 90th General Session of the World Assembly of Delegates by CITES Secretary-General Ivonne Higuero 21 May 2023, Maison de la Chimie, Paris, France Señor Presidente Idogaya Benitez, Madame la Directice Genérale Eloit, Excellencies, distinguished delegates, Ladies and Gentlemen,
CITES Secretary-General, Ivonne Higuero's message for International Biodiversity Day 2023
Joint Statement from the Collaborative Partnership on Sustainable Wildlife Management for CBD CoP15 Made by CITES Secretary-General and CPW Chair, Ivonne Higuero Plenary: CBD/COP/15/L.5 on Sustainable Wildlife Management, 10 December Thank you Chair, Distinguished delegates,
Statement By the Secretariat of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) Fifteenth meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity Working Group I: CBD 15-B (Cooperation with other conventions and international organizations) Montreal, 7 December 2022 delivered by Ms Ivonne Higuero, CITES Secretary-General Thank you, Chair
By CITES Secretary-General, Ivonne Higuero After a few days off to recover from the very busy two weeks in Panama and now moving on to the CBD Open Ended Working Group meeting on the Global Biodiversity Framework and the CBD COP15 in Montreal, I have time to reflect on the outcomes of CITES CoP19. The meeting of the ultimate decision-making body of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Fauna and Flora ended one week ago, reaching 365 decisions and covering more than 500 species. And now each of the 2,500 people, representing more than 160 of the Parties to CITES as well as observers, have started working to make sure these decisions turn into action.
Excelencias, Señoras y Señores, amigos. Es viernes 25 de noviembre – el último día de la CoP19. Lo hemos logrado. Todos nosotros hemos trabajado sin descanso y durante largo tiempo para llegar a este momento y al estar aquí ante ustedes, me siento inmensamente orgullosa; orgullosa de todos ustedes y de lo que han logrado durante estas dos semanas, orgullosa de mi país y de la forma en que nos ha acogido, y orgullosa de mi equipo. Les aseguro que solo podrían soñar con tener un equipo como el de la Secretaría de CITES.
Why more countries should adopt digitalization to curb illicit trade in endangered species As the final week of the World Wildlife Conference, in Panama, gets under way, CITES Secretary-General Ivonne Higuero and UNCTAD’s Director of Technology and Logistics Shamika N. Sirimanne are calling for wider use of digital technologies to help conserve the planet's endangered species.