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The IPPC Secretariat is currently advertising a 3-year, fixed-term post for the IPPC coordinator. Please see the link below for further details. The deadline for applications is 07 May 2010.
Four draft specifications for ISPMs were approved by the Standards Committee in November 2009 for member consultation. Specifications outline the content and scope a future International Standard for Phytosanitary Measures (ISPM) and provide the expert drafting group with directions on what to consider while drafting the ISPM. The guidelines for submission of comments, the electronic template to be used to send comments and the draft specifications are available on the IPP: https://www.ippc.int/id/190935?language=en. If you have problems downloading the files, they can be obtained from the IPPC Secretariat on request (e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org ...
The following Specifications for ISPMs were approved by the Standards Committee in April 2010 for a member consultation. This consultation period is for 60 days beginning July 15th and ending September 13th:
Draft Specification_1 Minimizing Pest Movement by Air Containers and Aircraft Draft Specification_2 Systems for Authorizing Phytosanitary Activities Draft Specification_3 Safe Handling and Disposal of Waste with potential Pest Risk generated during International Voyages Click here to go to the guidelines for submission of comments, the electronic template to be used to submit comments and the 3 draft Specifications .
The member consultation period is open from 21 June till 30 September 2010.
The drafts for review and other information are available at the following link on the IPP
Contact points for NPPOs and RPPOs are reminded that in accordance with the IPPC Standard Setting Procedure adopted by CPM-3 (2008), comments on draft ISPMs should be sent to the IPPC Secretariat at least 14 days before the Commission on Phytosanitary Measures (CPM) meeting. Therefore comments should be received no later than 14:00 (GMT-1) Monday, 08 March 2010. Templates for submitting comments are available on the following page of the website: https://www.ippc.int/index.php?id=draft_ispms_for_cpm.
In addition, members are invited to take the following points into account in preparation for the CPM and in accordance ...
Nominations are being solicited by the Secretariat of the International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC) for appropriately qualified experts to take part in an expert working group on resource mobilization to develop a resource mobilization strategy for the IPPC.
The working group will be held at FAO Headquarters in Rome, Italy from 27 September to 1 October 2010. It will be conducted in English and include 8-10 experts. These experts should have skills in one or more of the following areas:
Resource mobilisation / fund raising in regional or international contexts.
Strategic business and / or policy planning.
IPPC, its activities and current ...
Nominations are being solicited by the Secretariat of the International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC) for a Chinese speaking expert to take part in the technical panel on glossary to develop International Standards for Phytosanitary Measures (ISPMs). The expert should have solid understanding of phytosanitary systems and terms, excellent Chinese and good English language skills. It should be noted that members of technical panels serve for a 5 year term. Nominations will be accepted from governments, NPPOs and RPPOs. Nominations should be supported by the submitting organization and self nominations should be supported by an accompanying letter from a government authority ...
Contracting parties, governments, United Nations agencies, inter-governmental, nongovernmental, regional and international organizations are invited to present a poster, hold an exhibit, or host a side event during the 6th session of the Commission on Phytosanitary Measures (CPM) to be held in Rome, Italy from 14 to 18 March 2011.
These events and any information presented should have direct relevance to the purpose and activities of the IPPC.
Please also bear in mind the following:
Exhibitors who are not part of an official delegation (e.g. those from non-governmental agencies) will be able to observe the plenary session but ...
From 14 to 18 March, over 350 delegates representing National Plant Protection Organizations, Regional Plant Protection Organizations, Regional Economic Communities, international organizations and other observers from the scientific community and the private sector convened at FAO Headquarters in Rome for the sixth session of the Commission on Phytosanitary Measures.
The Commission was presented with a draft Strategic Framework for 2012-2019. After discussing the draft Strategic Framework in the plenary and in an evening session, the CPM reached consensus on four strategic objectives, namely to: A. protect sustainable agriculture and enhance global food security through the prevention of pest spread; B ...
NPPOs in developing countries often lack the technical capacity to carry out their functions effectively and to implement their obligations under the IPPC and the ISPMs. This leads to weak phytosanitary systems that are unable to effectively protect agriculture and plant resources from pests and diseases.
The IPPC Secretariat, with financial support from the STDF, has started a project to develop basic technical resources necessary for performing critical tasks associated with protecting plant health. These technical resources include manuals, standard operating procedures and training kits. The project aims at development of at least 20 technical resources that may be adopted ...
The following Specifications for ISPMs were approved by the Standards Committee in November 2010 for a member consultation. This consultation period is for 60 days beginning December 15th and ending February 13th:
Draft Specification_1_Establisment and maintenance of fruit fly regulated areas in the event of outbreak detection in pest free areas for fruit flies
Draft Specification_2_ International movement of seed
Draft ISPMs presented to CPM-6 are now posted on the IPP in English, versions of the draft ISPMs in other FAO languages will be posted as soon as they have been translated. Please provide your comments as per instructions in the template and submit the template to the IPPC Secretariat through official contact points no later than Monday 28 February 2011. Members are reminded that only urgent comments should be submitted at this time and preferably in English as there is no time to translate the comments prior to CPM. Electronic templates for commenting (English only) are available for draft ...
Nominations are being solicited by the Secretariat of the International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC) for a Russian and a Spanish speaking expert to take part in the Technical panel on glossary to review International Standards for Phytosanitary Measures (ISPMs). Nominations are also sought for five to seven experts to take part in a drafting group to develop an international standard on Minimizing pest movement by sea containers and conveyances in international trade. It should be noted that members of technical panels serve for a 5 year term.
Nominations will be accepted from governments, NPPOs and RPPOs. Nominations should be supported ...