Secretary-General of CITES

CITES Secretary-General's statement at a high-level segment of the 11th session of the United Nations Forum on Forests

"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

CITES Secretary-General's remarks to the first destruction of confiscated elephant ivory in the United Arab Emirates

CITES Secretary-General's remarks to the first destruction of confiscated
elephant ivory in the United Arab Emirates

John E. Scanlon, CITES Secretary-General

29 April 2015

The United Arab Emirates Ministry of Environment and Water, which serves as the Management Authority of CITES.

CITES Secretary-General's remarks at the WTO 20th Anniversary Event – Trade and Environment

WTO 20th Anniversary Event – Trade and Environment
20 Years of Building Pathways to Sustainable Development

Address by John E. Scanlon, Secretary-General of CITES

28 April 2015, Geneva

 

Ambassador Kairamo

Distinguished Guests

CITES Secretary-General's opening remarks at the ICCWC high-level side event at the 13th UN Crime Congress

Wildlife and Forest Crime: A Serious Crime

A High-level Side Event at the 13th UN Congress on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice

Opening remarks by John E. Scanlon, Secretary-General, CITES

Doha, Qatar, 13 April 2015

CITES Secretary-General's intervention at UN General Assembly's Informal Plenary Meeting to Celebrate World Wildlife Day

Informal Plenary Meeting to Celebrate World Wildlife Day

UN General Assembly

 
Intervention by John E. Scanlon 
 
Secretary-General of CITES
 
 
President of the General Assembly, H.E Mr. Sam Kutesa
Deputy Secretary General, Mr. Jan Eliasson 

CITES Secretary-General's opening remarks at a High-level Stakeholder Dialogue on Illegal Wildlife Trade held on World Wildlife Day

World Wildlife Day

High-level Stakeholder Dialogue on Illegal Wildlife Trade

It's time to get serious about wildlife crime
 

Opening remarks by John E. Scanlon, Secretary-General, CITES

WCS Central Park Zoo, New York, 3 March 2015

Communities, governance, incentives and sustainable use in combating wildlife crime

BEYOND ENFORCEMENT:
Communities, governance, incentives and sustainable use in combating wildlife crime

26 – 28 February 2015

Glenburn Lodge, Muldersdrift, South Africa

Opening Speech by John E. Scanlon, Secretary-General CITES

Delivered by Tom De Meulenaer, Chief, CITES Scientific Support

Opening remarks at the workshop on demand-side strategies for curbing illegal ivory trade

Opening remarks at the

Workshop on demand-side strategies for curbing illegal ivory trade

CITES Secretary-General, Mr John E. Scanlon

Hangzhou, China

28-29 January 2015


Mr Mr Liu Dongsheng, Vice Administrator, State Forestry Administration

CITES Secretary-General's statement at CoP11 of the Convention on Migratory Species

CITES and the CMS share common origins, have complementary mandates, and enjoy longstanding and deepening programmatic collaboration. It was IUCN that first called for these two conventions in the early 1960’s. This call was heeded and enshrined in recommendations adopted at the UN Stockholm Conference on the Human Environment in 1972, which led to CITES and the CMS being adopted within the decade – CITES in 1973 and the CMS in 1979.

CITES and confiscated elephant ivory and rhino horn – to destroy or not destroy?

Over the past 24 months we have seen a number of countries, including Belgium, Chad, China, Hong Kong SAR, China, Czech Republic, Gabon, France, Philippines, and the USA, destroy stockpiles of illegally traded elephant ivory and rhino horn that have been seized and confiscated.

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