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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 ...
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:
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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:
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 ...
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 firstname.lastname@example.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.
As agreed by the Commission for Phytosanitary Measures in its eleventh session in April 2016 (CPM-11 (2016)), the CPM Bureau will discuss the issue of sea containers at their 21-23 June 2016 meeting. The Bureau was requested by the CPM to consider the development of a "set of complimentary actions" which, combined, may offer some value in assessing and managing the pests threats associated with sea containers and to propose such a possible program of complimentary actions to CPM-12 (2017).
IPPC contracting parties and other interested parties are invited to submit discussion papers by 15 May 2016 to the IPPC ...