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World Wildlife Day

Statement by H.E. Peter Thomson, President of the 71st Session of the UN General Assembly, at the High-level thematic discussion on the global observance of World Wildlife Day, including on the protection of wild flora and fauna and on tackling illicit trafficking in wildlife   3 March 2017 H.E. Ms. Amina Mohammed, Deputy Secretary General of the United Nations, […]

World Wildlife Day

Pursuant to paragraph 5 of the General Assembly Resolution 70/301, dated on 9 September 2016, entitled “Tackling illicit trafficking in wildlife”, Peter Thomson, the President of the General Assembly will convene a high-level thematic discussion on the global observance of World Wildlife Day, including on the protection of wild flora and fauna and on tackling illicit trafficking in wildlife.

PROGRAMME

World Wildlife Day

OBJECTIVES

This event will aim to maintain momentum of the on-going actions, review the progress made so far by various stakeholders, and discuss the challenges in our collective efforts to fight illicit wildlife trafficking. It will also address the theme: “Listen to the young voices”

FORMAT

The event will be convened on 3 March 2017, from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., in the Trusteeship Council Chamber. It will consist of an opening session and high-level interactive panel discussions.

PARTICIPATION

The meeting is open to Member States and Observers, UN agencies, programmes and funds, regional human rights mechanisms, national human rights institutions, members of civil society organizations.

coming soon

24 February 2017

Programme

6 February 2017

Invitation

26 February 2017

Programme (updated)

Additional documents

General Assembly Resolution 70/301

 

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Informal briefing convened by the President of the General Assembly on the series of “High-level SDG Action Events”

Check against delivery Statement by H.E. Peter Thomson, President of the 71st Session of the UN General Assembly, at the informal briefing on the series of “High-level SDG Action Events”, as well as on his recent SDG-related official travels 20 February 2017 Excellencies, Distinguished delegates, Ladies and Gentlemen, When I took Office, I committed to the upholding […]