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Statement by Ambassador Braun at the Plenary of the General Assembly introducing the resolution "Tackling illicit trafficking in wildlife”

Sep 9, 2016 | GermanyUN

(check against delivery) Mr. President, Excellencies, distinguished colleagues,   First, let me thank my distinguished colleague from Gabon,  Ambassador Ndong Ella, as well as the United Nations G...

World Elephant Day: Statement by Ambassador Thoms on Illegal Wildlife Trade at New Jersey Ivory Crush

Aug 12, 2016 | GermanyUN

Senator Raymond Lesniak, Assemblyman Raj Mukherji, Dear Jen Samuel, Ladies and Gentlemen, Friends of Wildlife! Every 15 minutes, one African elephant is killed for its ivory. Each day, 3 rhinos are...

Speech by Federal Environment Minister Barbara Hendricks at the Ceremony for the Opening for Signature of the Paris Agreement

Apr 22, 2016 | GermanyUN

Mr President, Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen, Today marks the start of a new chapter in global climate action. We are all here today in New York to sign the Paris Agreement. What looks like jus...

Security Council: Statement by Ambassador Thoms in Arria formula meeting on the impact of illicit transfer of small arms and light weapons to poaching in Africa

Nov 30, 2015 | GermanyUN

Mr. President, Excellencies, distinguished colleagues,   In the course of this meeting 7 African elephants will be slaughtered for their ivory. The number of elephants and rhinos that die at the ha...