Becoming a CMS-Ambassador is a honorary position, which
is accorded by the UNEP/CMS Secretariat to outstanding personalities
in recognition of their past and future role in promoting
the conservation of wild migratory animals and the objectives
of the Convention.
Being a CMS-Ambassador means to spread the message about
the situation of the wild animals public – supporting
the UNEP/CMS Secretariat in its work towards alleviating
the problem and changing the situation for the better. It
is also the function of a CMS-Ambassador to bring this to
the attention of the public, including both the privilege
and the duty to represent CMS at important occasions.
A CMS-Ambassador gives advice on and at important events,
e.g. politics, science, which may have effects to the work
of the UNEP/CMS Secretariat. He / She cultivates multifaceted
connections between CMS, science, society, politics and
economy, for example through personal connections to decision
and policy makers within states, NGOs, social organizations
and institutions. The Ambassadors patronize (or: support,
promote implementation of) the existing agreements and assist
in creating new relevant protective actions.
Pointing out the benefits which co-operators will enjoy
by being a CMS partner is also part of the responsibilities
of the CMS-Ambassadors.
The CMS-Ambassador is willing to be available for CMS PR
conferences. He/She is a contact person for CMS relevant
topics, in full consultation with the UNEP/CMS Secretariat.
The CMS-Ambassador will refer all information and requests
important for the Secretariat’s work to UNEP/CMS directly.
Possible duties of a CMS-Ambassador:
- spreading the message about CMS throughout the world
- giving Press Conferences in arrangement with UNEP/CMS
- being available when the Secretariats needs the CMS-Ambassador
for Press Conferences
- starting or encouraging projects in cooperation with UNEP/CMS
(scientific, political, economical, educational)
- supporting running projects
Reference - Mandat