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Providing Strategic Foresight for the Next 20 Years

Posted on Tue, 14 Oct 2014, 17:11

The International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC) Strategic Planning Group (SPG) meeting took place from 7-10 October 2014 in Rome, Italy, to provide strategic guidance to the IPPC governing body. The SPG attracted 23 strategic thinkers from 19 countries around the world, including 9 developing countries.

A wide range of issues were discussed and included key secretariat work such as the development of an IPPC implementation programme on surveillance, the framework for standards development, the revised national reporting obligations programme, and the ePhyto feasibility study. The Commission on Phytosanitary Measures (CPM – IPPC governing body) Bureau provided an update on 2014 activities ...

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The Year of the IPPC Official Contact Point (2014/15)

Posted on Tue, 07 Oct 2014, 10:32

During the first meeting of the National Reporting Obligations Advisory Group (NROAG - July 2014), it was agreed that every year would be dedicated to a different national reporting obligation. As Official Contact Points (OCPs) are central to the functioning and wellbeing of the IPPC, it was unanimously agreed that 2014/15 would focus on Official Contact Point (OCP) awareness raising and increasing the activity of OCPs in general. Therefore, the period up to CPM-10 in 2015 becomes the NRO “Year of the IPPC Official Contact Point”.

You can now read our “National Reporting Obligations Update” packed with information on the ...

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Request for Country Comments on Sea Container Recommendation

Posted on Fri, 03 Oct 2014, 13:34

A drafting group of experts from Argentina, Denmark Gabon, Japan, the Netherlands and USA has prepared a recommendation on Sea Containers for adoption by CPM-10 (2015). The recommendation can be found at: Contracting parties are requested to provide any comments to by no later than January 3, 2015.

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