Posted on Mon, 01 Feb 2016, 15:50
The IPPC Standard Setting Unit (SSU) participated in the recent IPPC 2016 Annual Meeting, taking place at FAO Headquarters on 22 January 2016. The meeting was an occasion to reflect on the 2015 accomplishments and to present strategies and activities for 2016.
Mr. Brent Larson, Senior Standards Officer, presented highlights of the activities of the SSU activities over the past year. The highlights included, among others:
Strategies for 2016 were also presented, highlighting:
The IPPC Secretariat is continuously striving to help ensure ISPMs are technically sound and of the highest quality possible as well all efforts are made to engage IPPC contracting parties and RPPOs in a transparent and inclusive manner.
The main SSU activities for 2016 will include 9 face-to-face meetings; approximately 10 virtual meetings; 7 consultations; implementation of the adjustments to the standard setting procedure; revoking of previous versions of Arabic ISPMs; and the much expected launch of new Online Comment System.