Secretary-General of CITES

CITES - 40 Years of International Cooperation and National Action

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's opening remarks at the First Pangolin Range States workshop

 

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

CITES Secretary-General's remarks on the destruction of confiscated elephant ivory at Times Square, New York, the United States of America

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.

CITES Secretary-General's remarks at the 71st IATA Annual General Meeting and World Air Transport Summit

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.

CITES Secretary-General's remarks on the destruction of confiscated elephant ivory in Beijing, China

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,

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 

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