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IPPC Celebrates its 60th Anniversary

Posted on Thu, 28 Feb 2013, 15:27

The International Plant Protection Convention at 60 years: increasingly essential as pest risk increases due to globalization. 60 Years in various languages Rome, 6th of December of 2011. The International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC) will celebrate its 60th anniversary in 2012. This multilateral international agreement was signed on 6 December 1951 and entered into force on 3 April 1952. During the past six decades, the IPPC has become the core international agreement that aims to protect cultivated and wild plants by preventing the introduction and spread of pests.[^1] The anniversary will serve to emphasize the importance of controlling pests ...

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It is time to begin celebrating the 60th Anniversary of the IPPC!

Posted on Thu, 28 Feb 2013, 15:20

The 60th anniversary gives us the opportunity to not only celebrate the birth of the IPPC and the work it has accomplished, but also to enhance and expand awareness of the IPPC mission and work programme. In order to do this in the best possible way, we need your support, and most importantly, your active engagement. On 6 December 1951 the IPPC was conceived, and on 5 April 2012, the International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC) will celebrate its 60th anniversary as it entered into force on 3 April 1952. To help celebrate this major achievement, we invite you to reflect ...

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Improving market access

Posted on Thu, 28 Feb 2013, 15:12

Photo: © FAO/Sean Gallagher Increased international trade, along with the increased movement of people across international borders, provides an opportunity for harmful pests and other invasive species to “travel along” and successfully establish themselves in new habitats. The result is an increasingly serious threat to agriculture, horticulture, forestry, and the ecosystem. A few hundred years ago, plant pests and diseases generally moved from place to place naturally. As technology improved, and the transport of merchandise became easier, plant pests also found easy ways to move around the world. By the 20th century pests and diseases could be in a new ...

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IPPC: 60 years Protecting Plant Resources from the increasing threat posed by the changing global framework

Posted on Thu, 28 Feb 2013, 15:08

The future of the food security is threatened: according to FAO estimates, global output needs to expand by about 70% in order to meet the food needs of the population expected in 2050. A big part of this threat is that new pests are constantly being identified and known pests are becoming more widespread and causing increasing damage. The world is changing continuously and significantly in four specific areas: the global economic and trade situation; the environment and natural resources (including climate change); demographic trends; and in regard to food security. Global Framework The new global situation provides a means ...

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CPM 2012 Photos by Marta Masqué Barri

Posted on Thu, 28 Feb 2013, 15:06

The IPPC Secretariat in Meetings and Celebrations during CPM7 Rome, Italy, March 2012 By Marta Masqué Barri =FIXME - add pictures

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CPM 2012 Photos by David Nowell

Posted on Thu, 28 Feb 2013, 15:03

The IPPC Secretariat in Meetings and Celebrations during CPM7 Rome, Italy, March 2012 By David Nowell =FIXME - add pictures

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CPM 2012 Photos by Koji Onosato

Posted on Thu, 28 Feb 2013, 15:02

The IPPC Secretariat in Meetings and Celebrations during CPM7 Rome, Italy, March 2012 By Koji Onosato =FIXME - add pictures

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IPPC Secretariat in Meetings & Celebrations during CPM7: Photo Essays

Posted on Thu, 28 Feb 2013, 14:56

Rome, Italy, March 2012 Photographers (click to view): Koji Onosato Marta Masqué Barri Simon Griffee David Nowell

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Video: The International Plant Protection Convention at 60

Posted on Thu, 28 Feb 2013, 14:47

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Useful URL Shortcuts

Posted on Wed, 27 Feb 2013, 17:08

The following are some useful URL shortcut aliases for use in documents and in text of the IPPC website. ippc.int/bureau ? CPM Bureau ippc.int/cd ? Capacity Development ippc.int/cpm ? Commission for Phytosanitary Measures ippc.int/mediakit ? IPPC Media Kit ippc.int/nppos or ippc.int/countries ? NPPOs ippc.int/rppos ? RPPOs ippc.int/sc ? Standards Committee ippc.int/secretariat ? Secretariat ippc.int/ss ? Standards Setting ippc.int/standards or ippc.int/ispms ? Adopted ISPMs ippc.int/text ? Convention Text

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Posted on Fri, 22 Feb 2013, 12:54

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IPPC Membership of the CPM Bureau, Standards Committee (SC) and the Subsidiary Body on Dispute Settlement (SBDS)

Posted on Wed, 13 Feb 2013, 19:22

The Secretariat is currently soliciting nominations from all FAO regions for members and potential replacements for the Standards Committee and Subsidiary Body on Dispute Settlement. Both subsidiary bodies, containing members from all seven FAO regions, are responsible for the crucial decisions that shape and improve the IPPC. Decisions made by these bodies can impact national food security, the health and biodiversity of all ecosystems, trade, and capacity building needs. At the present time, only the Southwest Pacific Region needs to nominate members and replacements for the Standards Committee, the Subsidiary Body on Dispute Settlement and the Bureau of the Commission ...

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IPPC/CABI Roundtable Meeting

Posted on Wed, 13 Feb 2013, 19:22

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On Monday 22 January, senior representatives from the IPPC Secretariat and the Commonwealth Agricultural Bureau International (CABI) met to discuss their working relationship and establish contact points, as their work programmes include many common interests in the areas of policy, standard setting and capacity development. The roundtable meeting touched on issues of pest listing, pest reporting, enhancing awareness, and a list of action points was developed. The meeting took place in a productive atmosphere and yielding positive results. Both parties anticipate a follow-up meeting in the near future.

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Improving coordination and cooperation with the WTO

Posted on Wed, 13 Feb 2013, 19:22

Recent discussions between the Secretariats for the International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC) and the World Trade Organization’s SPS Committee were held with the objective of improving coordination and cooperation. As the IPPC has a formal role of standard setting for plant health within the SPS Agreement, it is essential that cooperation and coordination is optimized between the two Organizations at all times. The Secretariats discussed a wide range of subjects including increasing awareness and support for each other’s programmes regarding capacity development, standard setting, information exchange and dispute settlement. Regular follow-up meetings will be held and will include ...

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