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

Bangkok, Thailand, 14 February, 2012 Executive Director of INTERPOL's Police Service Leaders of the Customs and Police authorities of the tiger range States Representatives of the Host Country Colleagues from the International Consortium on Combating Wildlife Crime Distinguished participants
Bangkok, Thailand, 13 February, 2012   Deputy Prime Minister Commissioner-General Executive Director of the Police Service of INTERPOL Leaders of the Customs and Police authorities from across the tiger range States Members of the INTERPOL Environmental Crime Committee and its Wildlife and Pollution Crime Working Groups Partners from the International Consortium on Combating Wildlife Crime Distinguished participants
In declaring 2011 as the International Year of Forests, the United Nations General Assembly stressed its conviction that "concerted efforts should focus on raising awareness at all levels to strengthen the sustainable management, conservation and sustainable development of all types of forests for the benefit of current and future generations", and called upon governments, relevant regional and international organizations, and major groups to support activities related to the International Year of Forests. CITES has responded to this call in line with its mandate. Background
  CITES: at the intersection between trade, environment and development John E Scanlon, CITES Secretary-General Featured Speaker Eye on Earth Summit, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates 12-15 December 2011 I would like to sincerely thank his Highness Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the UAE, H. E. Mohammed Al Bowardi, Secretary General, the Executive Council of Abu Dhabi, H.E. Razan Kahlifa Al Mubarak, Secretary General, Environment Agency – Abu Dhabi and Mr. Achim Steiner, Executive Director, United Nations Environment Programme.
by John E. Scanlon, Secretary-General of CITES 8 November 2011   CITES Secretary-General John E. Scanlon speaking at the 41st meeting of the GEF Council Thank you Chair, Chief Executive Officer, and Council members - the CITES Standing Committee is currently exploring access to finance, including GEF funding, and I welcome this opportunity to address you. There are now seven billion people consuming biodiversity every day in the form of medicines, food, clothes, furniture, perfumes and luxury goods.
by John E. Scanlon, Secretary-General of CITES (first posted on on 9 September 2011) We need “all hands on deck” to deliver on the Strategic Plan and Aichi Biodiversity Targets! Global Biodiversity Outlook 3 provided us with a stark reminder of the challenges that lie ahead in achieving the conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity. The reality is there is no one convention or organization that can alone address the challenges ahead – we need “all hands on deck”!
at the Sixty-first meeting of the Standing Committee Geneva (Switzerland), 15 August 2011 Thank you Chair and I would also like to extend a very warm welcome to the Standing Committee Members, their alternates, Party Observers, and Inter-governmental organizations, international and national non-governmental organizations.
Keynote address by John E. Scanlon, Secretary-General, CITES, for the opening session of the 58th General Assembly of the International Council for Game and Wildlife Conservation (CIC) Saint Petersburg, 12-15 May 2011 Your Excellencies, Honourable Ministers, Mr President, Director General, Distinguished Guests, Ladies and Gentlemen,
11 April 2011, Guangzhou, China Executive Director General of the CITES Management Authority of China, Dr. Su Chunyu, Distinguished delegates, Ladies and Gentlemen,
Remarks by John Scanlon, Secretary-General of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora The Great Hall of the People, Beijing, 8 April 2011 Distinguished Minister Jia Zhibang, Your Excellencies, Ladies and gentlemen,