A Regional Plant Protection Organization (RPPO) is an inter-governmental organization functioning as a coordinating body for National Plant Protection Organizations (NPPO) on a regional level. Not all contracting parties to the IPPC are members of RPPOs, nor are all members of RPPOs contracting parties to the IPPC. Moreover, certain contracting parties to the IPPC belong to more than one RPPO.
There are currently 10 RPPOs:
Article IX of the IPPC provides for RPPO contributions to various activities that achieve the objectives of the IPPC. It extends the responsibilities of RPPOs to specify cooperation with the IPPC Secretariat and the Commission for Phytosanitary Measures in developing international standards. The RPPOs therefore play an important role in the cooperative endeavour to implement the IPPC.
The functions of RPPOs are mostly laid down in the Article IX of the IPPC and include:
Each RPPO has its own activities and programme.
Nomination forms for Official Contact Points of RPPOs are available below.
The procedure for the recognition of new RPPOs was adopted by the ICPM-04 (2002). Please refer to the document posted below.
Technical Consultations among Regional Plant Protection Organizations (TC-RPPOs) are regularly convened (annual basis) by the Secretary of the Commission. The purpose of the TC-RPPOs is to inter alia, encourage inter-regional cooperation in promoting harmonized phytosanitary measures, and the development and use of relevant international standards for phytosanitary measures. In addition to being a forum for RPPOs to consult as a group, the TC can support regional programmes under the IPPC and contribute to the work programme of the CPM.
Terms of Reference of TC-RPPOs is posted below
Meeting reports and documents of TC-RPPOs are available from this link.
|Roles and Functions of RPPOs in their relationship with the CPM||En||19 Feb 2020|
|Procedure for the recognition of new RPPOs||En||03 Sep 2020|
|Terms of Reference of TC-RPPOs||En||07 Sep 2020|
|Nomination Form of the Official Contact Point of the RPPO||En Es Fr Ru Ar||11 Aug 2014|