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CITES Secretary-General addresses African Forestry and Wildlife Commission

By invitation, CITES Secretary-General, John E. Scanlon, made a keynote address to the Opening Session of the 19th Session of the African Forestry and Wildlife Commission (AFWC) held in Windhoek, Namibia on 30 September 2013.

Wildlife crime ranks among trafficking in drugs, arms and humans

CITES Secretary-General John E. Scanlon and 
Executive Director of UNODC Yury Fedotov
 
 

Wildlife crimes and punishments

Yury Fedotov, Executive Director of UNODC and 
John E. Scanlon, CITES Secretary-General
 
MEASURES: Countries must make wildlife crime a serious crime in their own legislation
 
Organized criminal networks are trafficking in  endangered species, driving them to the brink of extinction. We need to act before it is too late.
 

Wildlife crime ranks among trafficking in drugs, arms and humans

Yury Fedotov, Executive Director of UNODC and 
John E. Scanlon, CITES Secretary-General

High-level Panel Discussion: "Poaching and Illicit Wildlife Trafficking – A multidimensional crime and a growing challenge to the international community"

UN General Assembly side event
hosted by Germany and Gabon, New York, 26 September 2013
 
Opening Remarks by Session Moderator CITES Secretary-General John E. Scanlon
 
Excellencies, distinguished guests, colleagues
 

Wildlife crimes and punishments

Yury Fedotov, Executive Director of UNODC and 
John E. Scanlon, CITES Secretary-General
 
MEASURES: Countries must make wildlife crime a serious crime in their own legislation
 
Organized criminal networks are trafficking in  endangered species, driving them to the brink of extinction. We need to act before it is too late.
 

“Poaching and Illicit Wildlife Trafficking – A multidimensional crime and a growing challenge to the international community”

New York, 26 September 2013
 
UN General Assembly side event hosted by Germany and Gabon
 
Opening Remarks by CITES Secretary-General John E. Scanlon, Session Moderator
Excellencies, distinguished guests, colleagues
 

High-level Panel Discussion: "Poaching and Illicit Wildlife Trafficking – A multidimensional crime and a growing challenge to the international community"

UN General Assembly side event

High-level Panel Discussion: "Poaching and Illicit Wildlife Trafficking"

New York, 26 September 2013
 
UN General Assembly side event hosted by Germany and Gabon
 
Moderator's Summary
 
 
 
We have had a wonderful discussion today.
 

African countries move ahead in establishing new electronic trade systems

Over 150 Customs and government officials, international organizations and the private sector met in Antananarivo, Madagascar from 16 to 18 September 2013 to take stock of progress made in Africa with regard to the establishment of Single Window environments and to discuss new projects and initiatives.  The International Single Window Conference & Exhibition also offered participants the opportunity to meet with the private sector and view new trade-related technologies and systems. 

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