Duke of Cambridge to Host Signing Ceremony of Financial Taskforce Declaration

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A Speech by The Duke of Cambridge at The Guild of Health Writers Conference

THE DUKE OF CAMBRIDGE WILL HOST THE SIGNING CEREMONY OF UNITED FOR WILDLIFE’S FINANCIAL TASKFORCE DECLARATION

London

Wednesday 10th October, 2018

The Duke of Cambridge, President of United for Wildlife, will host a meeting of the United for Wildlife Financial Taskforce and signing of The United for Wildlife Financial Taskforce Declaration on Wednesday 10th October.

The Duke has worked with Lord Hague of Richmond to convene the financial sector to join the fight against the illegal wildlife trade.

The creation of the Financial Taskforce follows on from the success of the of United for Wildlife’s Transportation Taskforce, and the signing of the Buckingham Palace Declaration in March 2016, which saw global transport industry leaders come together to identify ways the transport sector can close down criminal supply routes, and thwart the traffickers as part of efforts to address the urgent poaching crisis.

The ceremony is taking place ahead of the international Illegal Wildlife Trade Conference, which is being hosted in London by the UK Government from the 11th-12th October.

The Duke will join a roundtable discussion with Lord Hague and the signatories, at which His Royal Highness will deliver some opening remarks. After the discussion, Lord Hague will invite those around the table to sign the Declaration. His Royal Highness will then join a group photograph with the signatories before attending a short reception.

Full details will be announced early next week.

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