Latest Calls from the IPPC Secretariat
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 ...
On 17 December 2010, the IPPC sent a letter to the Chairperson from each FAO Region regarding Nominations and submissions confirming existing members and potential replacements for the Standards Committee (SC) and for the Subsidiary Body on Dispute Settlement (SBDS). Nominations or, where appropriate, confirmation of the existing members and potential replacements should be submitted by 1 February 2011. Submissions should be sent to the IPPC Secretariat, preferably by email (firstname.lastname@example.org). Submissions may also be sent by fax (+39 06 5705 4819). All nominations should include the following information: • Nominee’s name, full mailing address, telephone number, fax ...
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 7th session of the Commission on Phytosanitary Measures (CPM) to be held in Rome, Italy from 19 to 23 March 2012, and will include the 60th anniversary of the IPPC which came into force in April 1952.
These events and any information presented should have direct relevance to the purpose and activities of the IPPC (https://www.ippc.int/index.php?id=1110600).
Please also bear in mind the following: • Exhibitors who ...
The International Plant Protection Convention(IPPC) Secretariat is soliciting nominations for appropriately qualified candidates to be members of the IPPC Capacity Development Committee(CDC).
At its 7th Session (CPM-7) the Commission on Phytosanitary Measures agreed to create the IPPC Capacity Development Committee (CDC) as a successor to the Expert Working Group for Phytosanitary Capacity Development (EWG-CD) that has been in existence since 2010. The terms of reference for selection of members and rules of procedure for the CDC were also adopted by CPM-7. The NPPOs and RPPOs are expected to nominate potential candidates to serve in the CDC and submit ...
The International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC) Secretariat is soliciting nominations for appropriately qualified experts to take part in the Technical panel for phytosanitary treatments (TPPT), Technical panel on diagnostic protocols (TPDP) and Technical panel for the glossary (TPG). Nominations are due 1 June 2012.
Further details are available on the IPP
Please note the due date for treatment submissions has been extended to 30 September 2012.
The International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC) Secretariat is soliciting submissions of data for phytosanitary treatments. Submissions are due 30 September 2012.
Further details are available on the IPP at https://www.ippc.int/index.php?id=1111081.
The International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC) Secretariat is soliciting nominations for appropriately qualified experts to take part in the Technical panel for phytosanitary treatments (TPPT) and the Technical panel for the glossary (TPG). Nominations are due 31 August 2012. Further details are available on the IPP at: https://www.ippc.int/index.php?id=1111141
Nominations are being solicited by the Secretariat of the International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC) for authors of two IPPC diagnostic protocols, for Ips spp. and Dendroctonus ponderosae. Nominations are due 1 November 2012.
Further details are available on the IPP at: https://www.ippc.int/index.php?id=1111150