Notification 2013/4: New Secretary General of the Convention

The Secretariat of the Convention on Wetlands (Ramsar, Iran, 1971) presents its compliments to the Permanent Mission of --- and has the honour to refer to the following:

The Ramsar Secretariat is pleased to announce that Dr Christopher Briggs of the United Kingdom took up his duties as Secretary General to the Convention on 12 August 2013.

A brief biography of Dr Briggs is on the Ramsar website in English at:

The Secretary General looks forward to working with the Ramsar Contracting Parties and other partners engaged in the conservation and wise use of wetlands.

The Secretariat of the Convention on Wetlands respectfully requests that the content of the present Notification be communicated to the competent national authorities and avails itself of this opportunity to renew to the Permanent Mission of --- the assurance of its highest consideration.

Gland, 23 August 2013

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