Statements made by Mr John E. Scanlon, Secretary-General of CITES

Symposium on the interface between international and domestic environmental law Keynote Address CITES and wildlife trade - International cooperation and national action John E. Scanlon Secretary-General, CITES Secretariat Tel Aviv, Israel, 31 August 2015   Good morning and thank you to our colleagues in the Israel Nature and Parks Authority for organizing today’s Symposium and for giving me the opportunity to address you.
28th Meeting of the CITES Animals Committee 30 August – 3 September 2015 Tel Aviv, Israel Welcoming remarks by John E. Scanlon, CITES Secretary General   Minister of the Environment, Mr. Avi Gabai General Director, Israel Nature and Parks Authority (INPA), Mr. Shaul Goldstein Deputy Director General, Head of UN and International Organizations Division, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Mr. Aharon (“Roni”) Leshno Yaar
John E. Scanlon, CITES Secretary-General (Statement read by Ms. Margaret Akullo, UNODC Officer-in-Charge for Southeast Asia and the Pacific) DNP Headquarters 26 August 2015   Hon. Prime Minister, H.E. Gen. Prayut Chan-O-Cha. Hon. Minister of Natural Resources and Environment, H.E.Gen. Surasak Kanchanarat. Officers from Departments concerned with Thailand’s National Ivory Action Plan implementation. Distinguished guests, ladies and gentlemen,
Speech by John E. Scanlon, CITES Secretary-General 7 August 2015   Distinguished Guests Ladies and Gentlemen I would like to express my sincere thanks to the Government of Chile for inviting me to inaugurate this exhibition to mark the 40th Anniversary of CITES entering into force in Chile. I regret that I am unable to make it to Valparaiso in person. As you may know, CITES was the third global environmental agreement to be adopted in the early 1970’s, being signed in Washington D.C. on 3 March 1973 – and 3 March is now celebrated each year as UN World Wildlife Day.
CITES was the third global environmental agreement to be adopted in the early 1970's, signed in Washington DC, US on 3 March 1973 – and 3 March is now celebrated each year as UN World Wildlife Day. It was, however, the first such global agreement to enter into force on 1 July 1975, some six months earlier than the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands and the World Heritage Convention.    
  CITES Secretary-General, Mr John E. Scanlon Da Nang, Viet Nam 24-26 June 2015   Vice Minister Dr Ha Cong Tuan, MARD, Government of Viet Nam  Deputy Chief of Mission at the U.S. Embassy in Viet Nam, Ms. Claire Pierangelo Chairman of the Da Nang Province, Viet Nam CITES Management Authority of Viet Nam Distinguished guests, friends and colleagues
John E. Scanlon, CITES Secretary-General 19 June 2015   Secretary of the U.S. Department of the Interior, Sally Jewell Director of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Dan Ashe New York State Senator, Brad Hoylman.
71st IATA Annual General Meeting and World Air Transport Summit Miami, 8 June 2015 ‘Air transport and Illegal trade in wildlife’ Address by John E. Scanlon, Secretary-General of CITES AGM President, Doug Parker (CEO of American Airlines). Tony Tyler, CEO of IATA. Distinguished delegates.
John E. Scanlon, CITES Secretary-General 29 May 2015   Minister Zhao Shucong, State Forestry Administration, Minister Yu Guangzhou, General Administration of Customs, Vice Minister Chen Fengxue, State Forestry Administration, Distinguished guests, ladies and gentlemen, I would like to express my sincere thanks to the Government of China for inviting me to witness the destruction of 662 kg of confiscated elephant ivory today and I regret that I am unable to make it to Beijing in person.
"The Future International Arrangement on the Forests We Want" CITES Statement John E. Scanlon, Secretary General, CITES Delivered by Milena Sosa Schmidt, Scientific Support Officer (Flora), CITES Secretariat UNFF11 - High-level segment New York, United States of America 13 - 14 May 2015   Hon. Chair, Nelson Messone UNFF Director, Manoel Sobral Filho Distinguished delegates Friends and colleagues This is the first time that CITES has an opportunity to join a session of the United Nations Forum on Forests (UNFF) and it is with great pleasure that we do so at this strategic 11th Session. -----

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