CITES Calendar

Type
Titre Venue & Date Détails
Soixante-seizième session du Comité permanent Panama City, Panama
25 novembre 2022

Ordre du jour et documents

Implementation of e-permits: lessons learned and advancing towards an integrated digital solution for eCITES Canal 3, Panama City, Panama
21 novembre 2022

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The electronic CITES (eCITES) permitting systems can be understood in many ways depending on the type of solutions applied or planned in a particular context. The permitting systems could come in various forms ranging between only application and issuance of permits to a more advanced solution encompassing exchange of permit information between national authorities and CITES Parties. Various approaches for the implementation of these systems have been undertaken from which other Parties that are planning to implement eCITES, may learn important lessons.

At the same time, the technological development brings about new concepts that are evolving on a continuous basis globally. These new developments call for greater discussion and scrutiny for a more secure and efficient permitting systems. These emerging technologies could be utilized to develop legal, sustainable and traceable trade in CITES-listed species.

In this context, this side event aims to discuss the challenges of current practices for implementing the eCITES permitting systems as well as potential new technological advancements that can be useful in the ever-changing world of digitalization.

Access the meeting agenda here

ICCWC Vision 2030 - CoP19 Side Event PCC - América 3, Panama City, Panama
18 novembre 2022

With opening remarks from CITES Secretary-General and contributions from EU, UK, ICCWC partners executive heads and beneficiaries of ICCWC support.

Moderator: Barend Janse Van Rensburg – Chief, Enforcement Unit, CITES Secretariat 

12.15 - 14.00

  • Welcome and opening remarks: Ivonne Higuero, Secretary General, CITES; Jorge Rodriguez Romero, Head of Unit, European Commission, DG Environment; and Jamie Rendell, Head of UK Delegation 
  • ICCWC – Together against wildlife crime 
  • Over a decade of coordinated global support to the law-enforcement community
  • Success stories from beneficiaries of ICCWC support 
  • The ICCWC Vision 2030 and its Strategic Action Plan 2023-2026
  • Q&A
     
ICCWC Tools & Services - CoP19 Side Event PCC - América 1 , Panama City, Panama
17 novembre 2022

With opening remarks from CITES Secretary-General. Moderated by WCO with contributions from CITES, UNODC and World Bank. 

Moderator: Igor Jacupik - Programme Officer, Environment Programme, WCO 

12.15 - 14.00

  • Welcome and opening remarks, Ivonne Higuero - Secretary General, CITES Secretariat 
  • Use of data in the fight against wildlife crime: The CITES Illegal Trade Database and its dissemination platform
  • Enhancing ICCWC Tools: ICCWC Website, Second editions of the ICCWC Wildlife and Forest Crime Analytic Toolkit and Indicator Framework
  • Strengthening capacity to mobilize financial investigations into wildlife crime 
  • Addressing corruption: Tools developed and support available 
  • Q&A
     
ICCWC Operational Support PCC - Caribe 7, Panama City, Panama
15 novembre 2022

Commencing with lunch.

Moderated by CITES Secretariat with contributions from INTERPOL, UNODC and WCO

Moderator: Barend Janse Van Rensburg – Chief, Enforcement Unit, CITES 

12.15 - 14.00

  • Welcome and opening remarks, Jorge Rios - Head, Environment, Border Management Branch, UNODC 
  • Global operations to combat wildlife crime: THUNDER series of operations 
  • Enhanced law enforcement cooperation through targeted support
  • Addressing wildlife crime linked to the internet 
  • Q&A 
     
Dix-neuvième session de la Conférence des Parties Panama City, Panama
14 - 25 novembre 2022

(Venue: Panama Convention Center, Panama, République du Panama)

Soixante-quinzième session du Comité permanent Panama City, Panama
13 novembre 2022

- Ordre du jour et documents
- Documents d'information

CITES roundtable on sustainable wildlife finance – African elephant conservation, UNEP HQ (Gigiri) closed meeting, Nairobi, Kenya
27 - 28 octobre 2022
Regional Workshop on Electronic CITES Permit Systems in the Pacific Apia, Samoa
03 octobre 2022

The Regional Workshop on Electronic CITES Permit Systems, 3 October 2022, is jointly organized by the CITES Secretariat, UNCTAD-ASYCUDA Programme and the Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP).

The objective of the workshop is to discuss current processes of issuing CITES permits, implementation of the eCITES permitting system, including planning, cost-implications, modalities, and most importantly seek feedback from the representatives of the Parties on these matters. 

This event is being organized under a UN-to-UN Agreement between the CITES Secretariat and UNCTAD.

This event is only for invited participants. It is not a public event.

The agenda of the meeting could be accessed from here

National Stakeholder Consultation on the Implementation of Electronic CITES Permitting System in Vanuatu closed meeting, Port Vila, Vanuatu
29 - 30 septembre 2022

The National Stakeholder Consultation on the Implementation of Electronic CITES Permitting System in Vanuatu, 29-30 September, is jointly organized by the CITES Secretariat, UNCTAD-ASYCUDA Programme and the Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP).

The objective of the consultation is to present the findings of the feasibility assessment conducted by the UNCTAD-ASYCUDA Programme, to the stakeholders including relevant public sector representatives in Vanuatu. The consultation also aims to discuss the various alternatives of the system, the legal and ICT readiness, financial implications, potential challenges and solutions.

A set of actions for the implementation of the e-permitting system, are also expected to be agreed by all the stakeholders. This event is being organized under a UN to UN Agreement between the CITES Secretariat and UNCTAD. This event is only for invited participants. It is not a public event.

Please access the agenda from here