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The Permanent Missions of Germany and Gabon as Chairs of Group of Friends on Poaching and Illicit Wildlife Trafficking, the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), and the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) cordially invite you to attend a High-Level Meeting and Launch of the first "World Wildlife Crime Report" on Monday, 6 June, at 11:00am, in Conference Room 3 of UN Headquarters.

Confirmed High Level speakers include: H.E. Sylvia Bongo Ondimba, First Lady of Gabon; H.E. Dominique Ouattara, First Lady of the Ivory Coast; a High-Level representative of Germany; Mr. Yury Fedotov, Executive Director of UNODC; Dr. Cristian Samper, President of the Wildlife Conservation Society; as well as actress/humanitarian Famke Janssen (X-Files, Taken, Goldeneye). The President of the General Assembly H.E. Mogens Lykketoft, and UN Secretary-General H.E. Ban Ki-moon have also been invited to deliver opening remarks. Following the speakers, we will open the event to an interactive discussion, with interventions from the floor.

We hope that you will be able to join us on 6 June. Please RSVP to the UNODC's New York Office at, indicating if you will need a grounds pass.