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Dr. Christopher Briggs appointed as the Secretary General of Ramsar Convention

May 2, 2013 18:44 IST

Dr. Christopher Briggs was announced the Secretary General of the Ramsar Convention in third week of April 2013. His appointment to the post was declared by the Standing Committee of the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands during 46th meeting held in Gland, Switzerland from 8-12 April 2013. He is the successor of Tiéga Anada, who served the convention for six years.

About Dr. Christopher Briggs

• He has served UN Development Programme (UNDP)
• He has also served the UN Environment Programme (UNEP)
• He has also served the UNEP-Global Environment Facility (UNEP-GEF) Bio safety Unit
• He served GEF Secretariat, and the UNDP for the Latin American and Caribbean region based in Panama

About the Ramsar Convention

The Convention on Wetlands (Ramsar, Iran, 1971) -- called the Ramsar Convention -- is an intergovernmental treaty that embodies the commitments of its member countries to maintain the ecological character of their Wetlands of International Importance and to plan for the wise use, or sustainable use, of all of the wetlands in their territories.

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