Dr. Musonda Mumba appointed Secretary General of the Convention on Wetlands (The Ramsar Convention)

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The Standing Committee of the Convention on Wetlands has appointed Dr Musonda Mumba as the new Secretary General of the Convention. Dr Mumba will be the seventh Secretary General, succeeding Ms Martha Rojas Urrego who has served the Convention for the past six years.

The Convention on Wetlands is the intergovernmental treaty that provides the framework for the conservation and wise use of wetlands and their resources.  The Convention was adopted in the Iranian city of Ramsar in 1971 and came into force in 1975. Since then, almost 90% of UN member states, from all the world’s . . .

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