UN World Wildlife Day 2016

Join the Group of Friends on Poaching and Illicit Wildlife Trafficking, CITES, UNDP, UNEP, UNODC and World Bank Group (WBG) in celebrating UN World Wildlife Day. Support our efforts to fight the poaching and illicit trafficking of wildlife!

Considerable efforts are underway at national, regional and international levels to fight wildlife crime and forest crime yet it remains a growing concern across all regions. It is undermining national and regional security in a number of countries, with direct implications for livelihoods and sustainable development.

The Group of Friends, CITES, UNDP, UNEP, UNODC and WBG have the pleasure of inviting you to participate by following the livestream of the event at the ECOSOC Chamber at the United Nations Headquarters in New York City, on 3 March 2016, in honor of UN World Wildlife Day.

The event is designed to create a high-level platform to reinforce political commitments to respond to the challenges of wildlife and forest crime as called for by the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the UN General Assembly Resolution on tackling illicit trafficking in wildlife.

This high-level event will showcase the efforts made by States, the UN system and many partners to address illicit wildlife trafficking at global, country, and community levels.

We will also launch the International Elephant Film Festival and the “ONE UN Campaign” against illegal trade in wildlife.

For more information, please contact Eva Gurria at eva.gurria@undp.org  

 

 

Past Livestreams - Recordings

UN World Wildlife Day 2016: New York, 3 March 2016 - Group of Friends on Poaching and Illicit Wildlife Trafficking, CITES, UNDP, UNEP, UNODC and World Bank Group (WBG) celebrate UN World Wildlife Day.  For more information, please contact Eva Gurria at eva.gurria@undp.org

26 September 2015: Special High-level Event - Localizing the SDGs Through New Rural Communities: UNDP, together with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Korea and the OECD, convened a high-level event during the United Nations Summit for the Adoption of the Post-2015 Development Agenda.

Social Inclusion of women: From Beijing to Post-2015 | 6 - 8 May 2015, Buenos Aires - recording to follow

UNDP 4 Youth - Forum on Youth and Development, Tunisia (31 March to 2 April 2014) - recording to follow

UNDP at the 5th Tokyo International Conference on African Development

Africa on the move – how can we make development climate resilient?

What's Hot and What's Not: How has thinking on development changed since 2008?

The Role of Philanthropic Organizations in the Post-2015 setting: Part I

The Role of Philanthropic Organizations in the Post-2015 setting: Part II

Understanding Social Conflict in Latin America | April 17

Twitterchat with UN Development Chief Helen Clark on the 2013 Human Development Report

Global Thematic Consultations on Conflict, Violence and Disaster and the Post-2015 Agenda

Helen Clark: Empowered Lives; Resilient Nations – Why Health Matters to Human Development

Helen Clark: Our World in 2050 - More Equitable and Sustainablie - or Less?

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Delivering on the Millennium Development Goals: Accellerating for the Future

UNDP segment of the Executive board of UNDP, UNFPA and UNOPS in the 2nd Regular Session 2012

Solutions that work: Youth and Knowledge – eradicating poverty in Brazil

Google+ Hangout: Youth and Political Inclusion

Google+ Hangout On Air: World Premiere of short documentary Rwanda - Reaching New Heights

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Helen Clark's Statement to the Executive Board, 25 June 2012

Resetting the global development agenda at the Rio+20 summit | Helen Clark & Tarja Halonen

Twenty Years After Bosnia: Lessons for Today | Jordan Ryan

Towards an Ethos of Inclusion - A contribution to the post-2015 development dialogue | Amartya Sen & Olav Kjorven

The Road to Rio: Recommitting to sustainable development | Helen Clark

Putting resilience at the heart of the development agenda | Helen Clark

Development in the 21st Century | Cambridge Symposium Part II | Helen Clark

Development in the 21st Century | Cambridge Symposium Part I | Helen Clark

World Wildlife Day 2016
The future of wildlife is in our hands

The UN World Wildlife Day is the international celebration of the many beautiful and varied forms of
wild fauna and flora, as well as an occasion to raise awareness of the multitude of benefits that
conservation provides to people.

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On this World Wildlife Day, I call on all citizens, businesses and Governments to play their part in protecting the world’s wild animals and plants.  The future of wildlife is in our hands.

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