32nd ICRI General Meeting

Location: 
Nairobi
Organized Under: 
French Secretariat, 2016-2018
Dates: 
Thu, 2017-12-07 - Sat, 2017-12-09

The 32nd ICRI General Meeting (GM), and the second and final meeting under the 2016-2018 French Secretariat, was held from December 7th-9th, 2017 at United Nations Office at Nairobi, Kenya. Through the support from France, Sweden and UN Environment, delegates from several countries and organisations were able to attend and participate in the meeting. In total, more than 70 delegates from 20 ICRI member countries and organisations attended the meeting (list of participants).

ICRI GM32 welcomed the participation of H.E. Peter Thomson, United Nations Secretary-General’s Special Envoy for the Ocean, Inger Andersen, Director General, International Union for Conservation of Nature, and Martha Rojas-Urrego, Secretary General, The Ramsar Convention, at its opening session. The Meeting was chaired by Xavier Sticker, French Ambassador for the Environment. Welcoming remarks were made by Monika Macdevette, Deputy Director of the UN Environment Ecosystems Division and closing remarks by Mette Wilkie, Director of the UN Environment Ecosystems Division.