Silvia Mantilla

Silvia Mantilla

As WFA's Communications Manager, Silvia coordinates the implementation of the Federation's communication strategy.

With over ten years’ worth of experience leading strategic communications and partnership development efforts for various United Nations agencies and programmes, Silvia has delivered successful communication campaigns on peace and development issues across three continents.

A political scientist by education, Silvia graduated from the Pontificia Universidad Javeriana in Colombia before pursuing her postgraduate studies at the Università Iuav di Venezia in Italy. She lives in Berlin with her partner and three rescued Bangladeshi and Filipino furry friends: Bella, Mono, and Tigris.

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Silvia Mantilla

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The Federation at COP28

As we prepare for the 28th UN Climate Conference (COP28) in Dubai, our team is packing a powerful message: animal welfare is a critical piece ...
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A Child In Soweto Holds An Ailing Piglet, Who Was Rescued From The Randfontein Municipal Dump Site. She Was Rehabilitated And Lives At A Sanctuary In Johannesburg.

Protection from violence against animals is now explicitly part of child rights

In a very welcome development, the United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child has adopted General Comment 26, an interpretation of the Convention on the ...
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Lavande At Sunset At Groingroin Refuge In France. Lavande And Her Two Sisters Capucine And Violette Were Rescued As Piglets From An Industrial Farm In 2015. Groingroin Was Called By One Of The Farm Employees To Rescue Their Mother, Fleur As She Had A Broken Leg And A Bad Infection. Unfortunately, Fleur's Infection Was Too Severe And She Didn't Survive. The Three Siblings, Who Are Now 7 Years Old, Are Living Their Best Life At The Sanctuary.

WFA champions animal welfare for sustainable development

At the High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF), the World Federation for Animals (WFA) and its members advocated for recognising animal welfare’s pivotal role ...
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One year on since historic United Nations Animal Welfare Resolution

March 2nd, 2023 – The World Federation for Animals (WFA), representing 48 global animal protection organisations, has published a report one year on from the historic ...
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In recent news: How climate change affects animals

We are living in a fast changing world with unprecedentedly high temperatures, floods, and droughts – something almost everyone has experienced in recent years. News ...
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3 takeaways from the latest IPCC report

On 4 April 2022, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, the intergovernmental body tasked under the UN to act as a clearing house for scientific ...
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A collective strategy to achieve global impact for animals by 2030

As members of the World Federation for Animals (WFA), leading animal protection organisations from across the globe have agreed on a joint strategy to improve ...
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Three other UNEA-5 resolutions that you need to know

On 2 March 2022, the UN Environment Assembly (UNEA), the highest-level decision-making body on the environment adopted 14 resolutions to strengthen actions for nature.  In ...
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