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

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 www.iisd.org 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,
Brussels, Belgium, 21 March 2011 Secretary General Chairperson Distinguished delegates Ladies and Gentlemen
Rome, Italy, 1 February 2011 (Oral presentation was limited to four minutes and the main points set out below were highlighted) Chair Honourable Ministers Delegates from COFI members Observers "CITES is complementary to, rather than an alternative for, regional fisheries bodies." It is a great pleasure to be with you today at this 29th session of COFI – the first time that a Secretary-General of CITES has participated in one of your meetings, for which I thank you.
Paris, 19 November 2010 Mister Chair Commission officers Distinguished delegates Cooperating parties, entities or fishing entities Observers It is a great pleasure to be with you today at this 17th Special Meeting of the Commission.

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