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

A Light Coloured Mink Kit Looks Up Inside A Bare Wire Cage On A Fur Farm. Mink Have Similar Receptors In Their Upper Respiratory Tract To Humans And Birds, Making Them A Very Suitable Intermediary Host Species For Many Viruses. Narpio, Finland, 2023. Oikeutta Elaimille / We Animals Media

Extension in pandemic agreement talks: A last push for global health and animal welfare

In the last two weeks of March, the International Negotiation Body (INB) tasked with forging an international agreement for pandemic prevention, preparedness and response, met ...
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UNEA-6 Resolutions: What they mean for animals

On March 1, 2024, the UN Environment Assembly at its sixth session (UNEA-6) adopted 15 resolutions important for the future of animals, humans, and the ...
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World Federation for Animals highlights missed opportunities at UNEA-6

The World Federation for Animals (WFA), a coalition representing 53 non-governmental organisations globally, commends the United Nations Environment Assembly on concluding its sixth session (UNEA-6) ...
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Hope amid challenges: Key outcomes & missed opportunities at COP28 

The COP28 climate summit, the largest of its kind, concluded with mixed results for humans and non-human animals alike: a blend of hope and disappointment. ...
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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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