1 March 2019
World Wildlife Day 2019 aligns closely with UN Sustainable Development Goal 14 – Life below water, which focuses on marine species, and will be a chance to highlight the crucial importance and value of marine wildlife to our everyday lives, to celebrate successful initiatives to conserve and sustainably manage these species and to scale up support for such initiatives.
This event is co-organized by CITES, UNCTAD, UNECE and UNEP, within the framework of the Geneva Environment Network.
Moderated dialogue on value of marine species and the importance of or ways to ensure sustainable use
Panel discussion 1: The role of governments (panelists: European Union, Pacific Island Forum, Senegal)
Panel discussion 2: Coordination between UN organizations and IGOs (panelists: FAO/ UNCTAD/UNEP, FAO/CITES , UNECE, WTO)
Panel discussion 3: Role of NGOs and private sector (panelists: Europeche, Migros, ISSF, Pew/WWF/SoS)
Screening of a selected film from the finalists of World Wildlife Day 2019 Living Oceans Film Showcase
Palais des Nations, Room XIV (Cinéma Room)