Latest Calls from the IPPC Secretariat
This is a reminder to please respond to the survey regarding the online system for the submission of comments on draft ISPMs. We would appreciate if you could complete the survey by Friday 12 December. The survey will help the Secretariat to gauge the utility of the online system for comments and to improve the system for the future.
The survey is available in English, French, and Spanish.
Note - those that responded to the survey without adding the country name need to go back and add it in. The Secretariat apologises for this mistake.
The IPPC Secretariat launched a call for nominations of experts for 2009. Nominations will be accepted by governments, NPPOs and RPPOs. For more information on the process of submissions, please go to the link given below.
Call for: Phytosanitary treatments for fruit flies
Submissions are being solicited for additional cold treatments for the control of the fruit flies: Ceratitis capitata and Bactrocera tryoni on Citrus spp.
The following cold treatments are presently being considered for approval and are posted here below. 1. Cold treatment of Citrus sinensis for Ceratitis capitata 2. Cold treatment of Citrus reticulata × Citrus sinensis for Ceratitis capitata 3. Cold treatment of Citrus sinensis for Bactrocera tryoni 4. Cold treatment of Citrus reticulata × Citrus sinensis for Bactrocera tryoni 5. Cold treatment of Citrus paradisi for Ceratitis capitata 6. Cold treatment of Citrus limon ...
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 ...