World Wildlife Day 2019
Celebration in Geneva

1 March 2019

Life below water: for people and planet

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.


Opening remarks

09:45– 11:30
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)

Q&A session

Panel discussion 2: Coordination between UN organizations and IGOs (panelists: FAO/ UNCTAD/UNEP, FAO/CITES , UNECE, WTO)

Q&A session

Panel discussion 3: Role of NGOs and private sector (panelists: Europeche, Migros, ISSF, Pew/WWF/SoS)

Q&A session

Film screening

Screening of a selected film from the finalists of World Wildlife Day 2019 Living Oceans Film Showcase


Palais des Nations, Room XIV (Cinéma Room)