External Cooperation


The IPPC recognizes the importance of maintaining strong links with organizations that share common interests. These relationships can range from informal, flexible arrangements to highly defined relationships. For example, the IPPC Secretariat has strong relationships with Regional and National Plant Protection Organizations and works with them to assist contracting parties in implementing the IPPC.

The IPPC Secretariat also cooperates with many other external partners and organizations to create synergy towards achieving common goals. The current partners of the IPPC Secretariat are listed below:

No. Organization Abbr. IPPC Contact Point Partner Org Contact Point
I UN Organizations
1 Biological and Toxic Weapons Convention BWC Mr Artur Shamilov Mr Daniel Feakes
2 Codex Alimentarius Codex Mr Mirko Montuori Ms Gracia Brisco
3 Convention on Biological Diversity CBD Mr Avetik Nersisyan Ms Junko Shimura
4 International Atomic Energy Agency IAEA Ms Adriana Moreira Mr Rui Cardoso Pereira
5 International Maritime Organization IMO Mr Artur Shamilov Mr Alfredo Parroquin-Ohlson
6 International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture ITPGRFA Mr Avetik Nersisyan Mr Kent Nnadozie
7 Ozone Secretariat (UN Environment) Ms Janka Kiss Ms Sophia Mylona
8 TSIA Technical Network Ms Adriana Moreira Mr Nejat Malikyar
9 United Nations Environment UNEP Mr Mirko Montuori Ms Diane Klaimi
10 United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change UNFCCC Mr Mirko Montuori Mr Peter Iversen
11 Universal Postal Union UPU Mr Mirko Montuori / Ms Barbara Peterson Ms Dawn Wilkes
II International Organizations
12 Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora CITES Mr Craig Fedchock Ms Haruko Okusu
13 Eurasian Economic Commission EEC Mr Avetik Nersisyan Mr Nazarenko Viktor Vladimirovich
14 Global Alliance for Trade Facilitation Mr Craig Fedchock Mr Phillip Isler
15 Inter American Institute for Cooperation in Agriculture IICA Mr Descartes Koumba Ms Ana Marisa Cordero
16 International Organization for Standardization ISO Ms Adriana Moreira Mr Michael Sussman
17 International Seed Testing Association ISTA Mr Arop Deng Mr Andreas Wais
18 Standards Trade Development Facility STDF Mr Brent Larson Mr Melvin Spreij
19 World Animal Health Organization OIE Mr Brent Larson Francisco D'Alessio
20 World Bank WB Mr Craig Fedchock Mr William John Gain
21 World Customs Organization WCO Mr Craig Fedchock / Mr Brent Larson Ms Ozlem Soysanli
22 World Trade Organization WTO Mr Brent Larson Mr Rolando Alcala
III Industry/NGOs
23 Container Owners Association COA Mr Artur Shamilov Mr Uffe Ernst-Frederiksen
24 Global Express Association GSA Ms Barbara Peterson Mr Carlos Grau Tanner
25 International Grain Trade Coalition IGTC Mr Craig Fedchock Ms Katy Lee
26 International Olive Council IOC Ms Sarah Brunel Mr Abdellatif Ghedira
27 International Seed Federation ISF Mr Mirko Montuori Ms Rose Souza Richards
28 The Europe-Africa-Caribbean-Pacific Liaison Committee COLEACP Ms Sarah Brunel Ms Morag Webb
IV Academia/Research
29 Centre for Agriculture and Biosciences International CABI Mr Brent Larson Mr Washington Otieno
30 Centre international de hautes études agronomiques méditerranéennes CIHEAM Mr Deng Arop Ms Anna Maria Donghia
31 Entomological Society of America ESA Mr Deng Arop
32 Erasmus Mundus Programme of PlantHealth Mr Arop Deng Mr Josep Armengol Forti
33 European Phytosanitary Research Coordination Euphresco Mr Baldissera Giovani
34 Global Taxonomy Initiative of the CBD GTI/CBD Ms Adriana Moreira Ms Junko Shimura
35 Imperial College Mr Denis Allex Ms Megan Quinlan
36 International Pest Risk Research Group IPRRG Mr Denis Allex Mr Alan MacLeod
37 International Association for the Plant Protection Sciences IAPPS Mr Deng Arop Mr Elvis Heinrichs
38 International Forestry Quarantine Research Group IFQRG Ms Janka Kiss Mr Michael Ormsby
39 International Society for Plant Pathology ISPP Mr Deng Arop Ms Jan Leach, Ms Lodovica Gullino
40 La Sapienza University of Rome Mr Riccardo Mazzucchelli Mr Massimo Reverberi
41 Phytosanitary Measures Research Group (PMRG) PMRG Ms Janka Kiss Mr Peter Leach (Chairperson) and Ms Joanne Wilson (Secretary)
42 University of Florence Mr Deng Arop Ms Laura Mugnai

If your organization would like to cooperate with the IPPC Secretariat, please contact us at [email protected].
Your request should outline the areas of cooperation you think would be beneficial; and provide some background documentation on your organization (Charter, Terms of Reference, website etc.).
Your request will then be submitted to the Commission on Phytosanitary Measures (CPM) Bureau for consideration and you will be contacted in due course.