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November Update from the CPM Bureau

Posted on Fri, 30 Nov 2012, 09:10

Dear colleagues

The CPM Bureau, Finance Committee and the Strategic Planning Group all met in the week of 8-12 October. This note is to give you brief details of some of the items discussed and otherwise to update you on IPPC/CPM issues.

Following the departure of Lois Ransom from her post in Australia and consequent resignation from all CPM bodies, Dr Kyu-Ock Yim of the Republic of Korea kindly agreed to take the role of chair of the Finance Committee. The group discussed the presentation of financial information to the CPM and heard that whilst there is funding available ...

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2011 Focus Group Report Posted

Posted on Thu, 22 Nov 2012, 18:11

The Report from the meeting of the July 2011 Focus Group on Improving the IPPC Standard Setting Process is finalized and has been posted on the IPP. You can view the document here: https://www.ippc.int/index.php?id=207776

If you have any questions about the Focus Group Meeting and the Report, please contact the IPPC at ippc@fao.org.

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July Update from the CPM Bureau

Posted on Thu, 22 Nov 2012, 17:31

Colleagues

This note is to provide information about the recent CPM Bureau meeting and to give some reminders about recent requests.

Two deadlines are approaching, one for treatments to be submitted for possible international recognition and the other for nominations for the Technical Panel on the Glossary.

For phytosanitary treatments data is sought for:

Modified atmospheres and controlled atmospheres for fruit flies
Soil and Growing Media
Irradiation treatments

See https://www.ippc.int/index.php?id=1111081. The deadline is 1st September 2012.

For the Technical Panel for the Glossary (TPG) we need nominations of French and Arabic speakers. These ...

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2012-10 Bureau Report

Posted on Wed, 21 Nov 2012, 09:10

The Report from the October 2012 Bureau meeting is now available at the following link: https://www.ippc.int/index.php?id=1110798&frompage=202500&tx_publication_pi1[showUid]=2185748&type=publication&L=0

Kind regards,

IPPC Secretariat

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ePhyto Workshop in Brazil Live Streaming

Posted on Tue, 20 Nov 2012, 09:10

The ePhyto workshop in Brazil will be being streamed in the presentation language only (mainly English) from http://www.livestream.com/solucoesaovivo.

The workshop programme can be found here. All times are Brazilian times.

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New partnership aims to reduce emissions of methyl bromide for quarantine use

Posted on Wed, 14 Nov 2012, 09:10

14 November 2012, Rome - The FAO-based International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC) and the UN Environmental Program (UNEP) agreed today to join forces to help countries better manage their handling of the ozone-damaging gas methyl bromide, used to treat plant products and thereby prevent the accidental spread of pests and diseases.

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IPPC Workshops in Central Africa to discuss meeting national reporting obligations and participation in the standard setting process.

Posted on Sat, 03 Nov 2012, 09:10

Two workshops were held in Libreville, Gabon, from 29 October - 03 November for 10 Central African countries as part of a phytosanitary capacity development project TCP/RAF/3312 funded by FAO. There were 19 participants from the region and the IPPC Secretariat.

The overall IPPC objectives are:

protecting local food security systems from new pest outbreaks; protecting the environment (including forestry), and hence plant resources, from pests of plants; and the safe (phytosanitary) trade of plants and plant products. The first half of the week was about national participation in the IPPC standard setting process. The second half of the ...

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