Natures diversity at the United Nations

Opening Speach at the United Nations Europe (UNOG)
Venue of the exhibit: Palais des Nations, Geneva, Switzerland.
Walk around with UNOG General Director, German Ambassador, and Cultural Management of the United Nations
UNOG General Director Mr. Ordzhonikidze congratulates Richard Fischer to the exhibition.

The IUCN Commission on Education and Communication (CEC) drives change for the co-creation of sustainable solutions through leading communication, learning and knowledge management in IUCN and the wider conservation community.

The CEC was pleased to welcome award-winning photographer Richard Fischer as a new member in 2011. Richard also was nominated for the Prix Pictet, the world´s leading prize in photography and sustainability. The Prix Pictet has a unique mandate - to use the power of photography to communicate vital messages to a global audience. The goal is to uncover art of the highest order, applied to confront the pressing social and environmental challenges of the new millennium.

Species are the building blocks of life. They provide us with essential resources such as food, fuel and medicine. They also have significant cultural, aesthetic and spiritual values.