Secretary-General of CITES

UN International Year of Forests 2011 – CITES contribution ends on a high note

Statement by CITES Secretary-General at the Eye on Earth Summit, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates


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

Statement at the 41st Council Meeting of the Global Environment Facility (GEF)

by John E. Scanlon, Secretary-General of CITES

8 November 2011

CITES’ Contribution to the New Strategic Biodiversity Plan 2011-2020 and Aichi Biodiversity Targets

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!

Opening Remarks by John E. Scanlon, Secretary-General

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.

The Role of Hunters in CITES Implementation

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,

Opening speech of Mr John E. Scanlon, CITES Secretary-General at the CITES Asian Snake Trade Workshop

11 April 2011, Guangzhou, China

Executive Director General of the CITES Management Authority of China, Dr. Su Chunyu,
Distinguished delegates,
Ladies and Gentlemen,

Thirtieth anniversary of CITES in China

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,

Remarks by John E. Scanlon, CITES Secretary-General,on the occasion of the 30th meeting of the World Customs Organization’s Enforcement Committee

Brussels, Belgium, 21 March 2011

Secretary General
Distinguished delegates
Ladies and Gentlemen

Remarks by John Scanlon, Secretary-General of CITES made during the 29th session of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) Committee on Fisheries (COFI)

Rome, Italy, 1 February 2011

(Oral presentation was limited to four minutes and the main points set out below were highlighted)

Honourable Ministers
Delegates from COFI members