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Call for experts: Expert working group (EWG) on Guidance on pest risk management (2014-001)

Posted on Mon, 07 Aug 2017, 09:32 deadline
Deadline on Wed, 20 Sep 2017, 09:32

The International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC) Secretariat is soliciting nominations for appropriately qualified experts to take part in the Expert working group (EWG) to develop a draft International standard for phytosanitary measures (ISPM) on Guidance on pest risk management (2014-001).

Nominations are due 20 September 2017.

Six to eight experts with collective expertise in:

  • conducting pest risk analyses (PRAs)
  • evaluating and selecting pest risk management options
  • applying phytosanitary measures in the international trade of plants and plant products.

Experts with extensive experience and expertise across a number of these fields will be given priority.

The discussions and work of expert ...

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Implementation and Capacity Development Committee (IC) - Call for alternate member nominations from the Asia and Europe regions

Posted on Wed, 05 Jul 2017, 13:41 deadline
Deadline on Mon, 31 Jul 2017, 23:57

The International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC) Secretariat is soliciting nominations from national IPPC Official Contact Points and/or Regional Plant Protection Organizations (RPPOs) for appropriately qualified individuals to be alternate members of the new IPPC subsidiary body – the Implementation and Capacity Development Committee (IC), to replace the Capacity Development Committee (CDC). Alternate members are required to be nominated from each region to participate in meetings of the IC when the regional member is unable to attend.

The number of individuals nominated per contracting party and/or RPPO has no limitation, multiple nominations submitted will be considered.

The Terms of Reference ...

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2017 July - Sea Container Task Force - Call for Experts

Posted on Tue, 04 Jul 2017, 14:59 deadline
Deadline on Mon, 31 Jul 2017, 23:57

The International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC) Secretariat is soliciting nominations for appropriately qualified experts from contracting parties (CPs) to participate in a Sea Container Task Force to supervise implementation of the Complementary Action Plan for Assessing and Managing the Pest Threats Associated with Sea Containers.

Nominations from the national official IPPC contact point should be submitted to the CPM Bureau member from your region (with a copy to the IPPC Secretariat ippc@fao.org) by 31 July 2017.

The nominations will be reviewed and the IPPC Secretariat will recommend experts to the CPM Bureau for selection based on the experience ...

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July 2017 - Call for discussion papers for the Expert working group (EWG) on the Revision of ISPM 8 (Determination of pest status in an area) (2009-005)

Posted on Mon, 03 Jul 2017, 15:46 deadline
Deadline on Mon, 07 Aug 2017, 23:44

The International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC) Secretariat is soliciting discussion papers in preparation for the meeting of the Expert Working Group (EWG) on the Revision of ISPM 8 (Determination of pest status in an area) (2009-005) which will take place from 18 to 22 September 2017 in Hanoi, Viet Nam.

The EWG will develop a draft standard according to Specification 59 on the Revision of ISPM 8 (Determination of pest status in an area) (https://www.ippc.int/en/publications/2369/).

IPPC contracting parties and other interested parties are invited to submit discussion papers by 07 August 2017 to the ...

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Draft diagnostic protocols (DPs) under DP notification period

Posted on Fri, 30 Jun 2017, 16:28 deadline
Deadline on Tue, 15 Aug 2017, 23:55

The Standard Committee (SC) approved the following draft diagnostic protocols (DPs) for the DP notification period:

  • Phytophthora ramorum (2004-013)
  • Tomato spotted wilt virus, Impatiens necrotic spot virus and Watermelon silver mottle virus (2004-019).

Contracting parties have 45 days to review the approved DPs and submit an objection, if any, along with a technical justification and suggestions for improvement of the approved DP. If no objection is received, the DP is considered adopted by the SC on behalf of the CPM.

This notification period starts on 01 July 2017 and ends on 15 August 2017.

An objection should be sent through ...

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Implementation and Capacity Development Committee (IC) - Call for member nominations

Posted on Wed, 19 Apr 2017, 09:35 deadline
Deadline on Fri, 12 May 2017, 23:59

The International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC) Secretariat is soliciting nominations from national IPPC Official Contact Points and/or Regional Plant Protection Organizations (RPPOs) for appropriately qualified individuals to be members of the new IPPC subsidiary body – the Implementation and Capacity Development Committee (IC), to replace the Capacity Development Committee (CDC). The number of individuals nominated per contracting party and/or RPPO has no limitation, multiple nominations submitted will be considered.

The Terms of Reference and Rules of Procedure for the the Implementation and Capacity Development Committee (IC) should be referred to when considering nominations.

Nominations are due by 12 May ...

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Call for presentations on the successes and challenges of implementation of the IPPC at the CPM-12 Session (April 2017)

Posted on Wed, 21 Dec 2016, 12:30 deadline
Deadline on Fri, 03 Mar 2017, 23:59

The International Plant Protection Convention Secretariat requests IPPC contracting parties and RPPOs to propose cases of successful experiences or to highlight challenges faced while implementing the IPPC, its ISPMs and Commission for Phytosanitary Measures (CPM) Recommendations for presentation at CPM-12.

The objective of this CPM session is to enable IPPC contracting parties to share their experiences on addressing implementation issues they face and which might be of general interest to other IPPC contracting parties. The session is intended as a forum for contracting parties and RPPOs to report:

  • positive solutions to their main challenges or
  • report on issues that were ...

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Call for the collection of information to support the implementation of the CPM11 recommendation on the Importance of pest diagnosis

Posted on Mon, 14 Nov 2016, 15:49 deadline

The IPPC Secretariat issues a call for the collection of information on:

Pest reference collections including physical, digital etc. (summary description including accessibility)

Planned Diagnostic trainings (next two years)

Diagnostic training resources

The information gathered will be used to support implementation of the Commission on Phytosanitary Measures (CPM) 11 recommendation on the importance of pest diagnosis and made available on the Phytosanitary Resources webpage.

In April 2016, CPM 11 adopted a recommendation on the importance of pest diagnosis (CPM 11 report Appendix 16). The recommendation underlines the importance of accurate and rapid pest diagnosis for export certification, import inspections, the ...

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Call for the Meeting of the CPM Strategic Planning Group

Posted on Fri, 19 Aug 2016, 16:53 deadline
Deadline on Thu, 15 Sep 2016, 16:53

The IPPC is pleased to confirm arrangements for the meeting of the Commission on Phytosanitary Measures (CPM) Strategic Planning Group (SPG) and to formally invite you to attend this meeting.

Registration for the meeting: You are requested to confirm your participation by providing full contact details by simple email directly to Ms Ida Mancini (Ida.Mancini@fao.org) no later than 7 August 2016 in order to finalize local arrangements.

Regarding travel assistance and funding: Donors have made limited funds available to assist participants from developing countries with travel costs. The first ten participants who fall under the IPPC criteria ...

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2016 June call for discussion papers on the International movement of grain

Posted on Thu, 23 Jun 2016, 10:39 deadline
Deadline on Fri, 26 Aug 2016, 00:00

Deadline extended to 26 August 2016 due to low response.

The International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC) Secretariat is soliciting discussion papers in preparation for the meeting of the Expert Working Group (EWG) on the International movement of grain (2008-007) which will take place from 19 to 23 September 2016 in Melbourne, Australia.

The EWG will develop a draft standard according to Specification 60 International movement of grain (https://www.ippc.int/en/publications/2512/), which was approved by the Standards Committee in May 2014. IPPC contracting parties and other interested parties are invited to submit discussion papers by 12 August ...

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Call for Brief News for posting on the revised International Phytosanitary Portal (IPP) Home Page.

Posted on Fri, 10 Jun 2016, 13:47 deadline
Deadline on Fri, 30 Dec 2016, 00:00

The IPPC Secretariat has been preparing a new homepage for the International Phytosanitary Portal (IPP) website. An important new feature on the website is called “Brief News”; news of phytosanitary relevance at national, regional or international levels, primarily sourced from NPPOs and RPPOs. Each news item should consist of a short description (two - five sentences) of the news content and a link to the website where the original news article is posted. The brief introduction and the news article should be written in one of the official UN languages (Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian or Spanish).

These news items may ...

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2016 April call for discussion papers for the Focus Group to establish a new IPPC subsidiary body on Implementation

Posted on Tue, 26 Apr 2016, 14:23 deadline
Deadline on Fri, 10 Jun 2016, 00:00

The Commission on Phytosanitary Measures (CPM) 11 supported the creation of the new oversight body on implementation, but agreed it was premature to create the new body with the proposed Terms of Reference (ToR) and Rules of Procedure (RoP) prepared by the IPPC Secretariat. At a small group meeting convened at the side of CPM, a ToR was developed to form a Focus Group for establishing a new IPPC subsidiary body on implementation, to replace the Capacity Development Committee (CDC). The Focus Group will consist of representatives from all seven FAO regions, representatives from the Bureau, IPPC subsidiary bodies, RPPOs ...

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Call for technical resources to support the International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC) Implementation pilot project on surveillance

Posted on Fri, 22 Apr 2016, 09:22 deadline
Deadline on Sun, 31 Dec 2017, 00:00

The IPPC Secretariat issues a call to collect phytosanitary technical resources to advance the IPPC Implementation pilot project on surveillance, for specific work on three example pests of interest:

  • Xylella fastidiosa
  • Bactrocera dorsalis species complex (including B. invadens).
  • Invasive ants

In order to support the CPM 11 decision the IPPC Secretariat issues a call for the following technical resources related to three example pests:

  • Ongoing and past projects

  • Manuals/guidance, case studies, standard operational procedures, factsheets, websites and databases

  • Software applications - including mobile apps for identification, diagnosis, surveillance and other activities related to surveillance and targeting different audiences.

  • Risk communication ...

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2016 April –Call for members of the International National Year of Plant Health Steering Committee

Posted on Thu, 21 Apr 2016, 12:19 deadline
Deadline on Sun, 15 May 2016, 00:00

The International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC) Secretariat is soliciting nominations for appropriately qualified experts to be members of the International National Year of Plant Health Steering Committee.

Nominations from the national official IPPC contact point should be submitted to the CPM Bureau member from your region (with a copy tot he IPPC Secretariat ippc@fao.org) by 15 May 2016.

Please see the Terms of Reference for the Establisment of the IYPH Steering Committee - Call for experts page for more information, including the call letter and other supporting documents.

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