Secretary-General's statements

 American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) and The World Academy of Sciences (TWAS) Course on Science DiplomacyKeynote Address by CITES Secretary-General Ivonne Higuero18 June 2024 Esteemed colleagues, © G. Ortolani/TWASParticipants,Ladies and gentlemen,It is a profound honour to embark on this academic journey with you today, exploring the integration of science, technology, wildlife conservation and diplomacy.  
 International Day for Biodiversity 2024Message from CITES Secretary-General Ivonne Higuero22 May 2024 Happy International Day for Biological Diversity!This year we celebrate biodiversity under the theme "Be Part of the Plan," which resonates deeply with the work we've been undertaking at the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (or CITES). 
 World Wildlife Crime Report 2024 Launch at the 33rd Session of the Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice (CCPCJ)Opening Remarks by CITES Secretary-General Ivonne Higuero13 May 2024, Vienna, Austria Thank you, Madame Facilitator.Your Excellency, Ambassador Laura S. H. Holgate, United States Representative to the Vienna Office of the United Nations and to the International Atomic Energy Agency, Ms. Catherine Olukanni Bosede, Deputy Director and Head of CITES & Wildlife Management of Nigeria, 
 CITES Youth Leadership Programme 2024Opening Remarks by CITES Secretary-General Ivonne Higuero22 April 2024, Singapore Distinguished colleagues, youth delegates,Ladies and gentlemen,On behalf of the Secretariat of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and FloraI am thrilled to say a few words at the opening of the inaugural event of the CITES Global Youth Network, an initiative for youth and by youth. 
  Online Workshop on Conservation of Amphibians (Amphibia spp.) Opening Remarks by CITES Secretary-General Ivonne Higuero 28 November 2023   Esteemed participants,  Greetings to each of you joining from various corners of the globe for this online workshop on the status, management and trade in amphibians, in support of CITES Decision 19.197.   It is an honour to welcome you to this virtual gathering, where our shared commitment to the conservation of our planet's amphibious inhabitants brings experts, policymakers, and stakeholders together in the face of evolving challenges, with a common purpose: ensuring that amphibians will remain in the wild for future generations. 
  Prix 2023 d’excellence en matière de répression de la criminalité environnementale en Asie> Message de la Secrétaire générale de la CITES Ivonne Higuero 28 novembre 2023, Bangkok, Thaïlande   Chers lauréats émérites, chers collègues, Mesdames et Messieurs,
  77ème session du Comité permanent de la CITES Allocution d’ouverture de la Secrétaire générale de la CITES Ivonne Higuero 6 novembre 2023, Genève, Suisse  
By CITES Secretary-General Ivonne Higuero – 31 October 2023 
Par la Secrétaire générale de la CITES, Ivonne Higuero – 14 septembre 2023 Nous avons tous pu constater la rapidité avec laquelle la numérisation a progressé ces dernières années et je suis ravie de partager avec vous la façon dont la CITES s'est engagée dans l'ère numérique. Des progrès importants ont été réalisés par les Parties, le Secrétariat et ses partenaires sur le système électronique de délivrance des permis CITES (eCITES).
  32ème session du Comité pour les animaux de la CITES Allocution d'ouverture par la Secrétaire générale de la CITES, Ivonne Higuero 19 juin 2023, Genève, Suisse   Monsieur le Président du Comité pour les animaux