ITC and CITES sign Letter of Agreement to promote sustainable trade in biodiversity

This week, the International Trade Centre (UN/WTO) and the Convention on the International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) signed a letter of agreement in Geneva to work closely together to foster greater livelihood benefits and sustainability in the global trade of wildlife products, timber and plants.

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Arancha Gonzalez (Executive Director, ITC) and John Scanlon (Secretary-General, CITES) sign Letter of Agreement between ITC and CITES, Geneva, 23rd January 2014
 
The collaboration will combine the expertise of two United Nations agencies to increase the transparency of the wildlife trade and the capacity of communities and the private sector to support its sustainability and benefits for rural livelihoods.
 
For more details on the agreement, please see the press release online
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