The Secretariat of the International Plant Protection Convention

The Secretariat of the International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC) was established in 1992 by FAO in recognition of the increasing role of the IPPC in international standard setting.

Mr. Yukio Yokoi is Secretary of the IPPC.

The Secretariat has the responsibility for coordination of the IPPC work programme involving three main activities:

  • the development of International Standards for Phytosanitary Measures (Standard Setting)
  • the provision of information required by the IPPC and the facilitation of information exchange between contracting parties (Information Exchange)
  • the provision of technical assistance, especially for capacity building, to facilitate the implementation of the IPPC (Technical Assistance).

Contact Details

International Plant Protection Convention Secretariat (IPPC)
AGPP - FAO, Viale delle Terme di Caracalla 00153 Rome, Italy. Tel: +39-06-5705-4812
Fax: +39-06-5705-4819

The Secretariat is funded by FAO and housed at FAO Headquarters in Rome, Italy. The staff of the IPPC Secretariat currently consists of a Secretary, a Coordinator and several professional officers and administrative staff. The permanent staff in the Secretariat is also complemented by contracting parties providing staff through the Visiting Scientist and Associate Professional Officer programmes.