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IPPC Secretariat Enhancement Evaluation Available

Posted on Thu, 26 Feb 2015, 15:57

The 2015 IPPC Secretariat Enhancement Evaluation is now available. Download it here.

Image: Butterfly, by Albert Bierstadt.

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The new User and Editor Guide to the IPP

Posted on Wed, 25 Feb 2015, 16:33

The IPPC Secretariat has prepared a new User and Editor Guide to the IPP in regard to the new release of the website. At the moment the Guide consists of the Module IV A (Accessing your account & Data entry and Data Management) intended for the IPPC Contact Points and IPP editors and Module IV B (Accessing your account & Data) intended for other IPP users. The updated versions of the other modules of the 2013 Guide will follow soon. You can find the English version here: The IPP Guide. The versions in other languages will be available shortly.

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Technical Panel for the Glossary report: advances in limiting pest introduction and spread

Posted on Wed, 25 Feb 2015, 15:12

The report of the December 2014 meeting of the Technical Panel for the Glossary (TPG) has been posted today.

In the words of the TPG Steward, “terms are the most important building blocks to ensure harmonized understanding and ultimately facilitating trade and limiting the introduction and spread of pests”.

The TPG meets annually to work on phytosanitary terms and consistency in the use of phytosanitary terminology in standards. The panel proposes amendments to ISPM 5 Glossary of phytosanitary terms which assists national plant protection organizations and others in information exchange and the harmonization of vocabulary used in official communications and ...

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Comments by contracting parties to CPM papers

Posted on Tue, 24 Feb 2015, 11:06

Contracting parties to the IPPC may submit written comments to any of the CPM papers to the IPPC Secretariat via email at ippc@fao.org. The deadline for submitting these comments is March 4th.

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Las partes contratantes de la CIPF podrán presentar comentarios escrito a cualquiera de los papeles de CPM a la Secretaría de la CIPF por correo electronic a ippc@fao.org. La fecha límite para la presentación de estos comentarios es el 4 de marzo.

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Les parties contractantes de la CIPV pourront présenter des observations écrites aux documents de la CMP au Secrétariat de la CIPV par ...

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Reminder: Membership and Potential Replacements for CPM Subsidiary Bodies

Posted on Fri, 20 Feb 2015, 12:02

Today, February 20th, 2015, is the deadline to submit nominations for membership and potential replacements for the two subsidiary bodies of the Commission of Phytosanitary Measures: the Standards Committee (SC) and the Subsidiary Body on Dispute Settlement (SBDS). Submission of nominations must be sent to the IPPC Secretariat (ippc@fao.org).

All nominations should include the following information:

  • Nominee’s name, full mailing address, telephone number, fax number and e-mail address
  • Nominee’s curriculum vitae (CV)
  • Statement of commitment in one of the following languages: English, Spanish and French.

Nominations for the SC should be accompanied by the signed Statement ...

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Protecting the world’s plant resources from pests through harmonized diagnostic protocols

Posted on Thu, 12 Feb 2015, 10:10

The IPPC Secretariat was invited to provide the opening lecture at the 38th Sao Paulo Phytopathology Congress (“Congresso Paulista de Fitopatologia”) in Araras, Brazil (10 – 12 February 2015). Represented by Ms. Adriana G. Moreira, the lecture entitled “Protecting the world’s plant resources from pests through harmonized diagnostic protocols” raised awareness of the IPPC and its standard setting process, in particular on how diagnostic protocols are developed and adopted. It is hoped that this outreach will increase participation by scientists in the standard setting process and thereby result in improved international standards for phytosanitary measures, more specifically diagnostic protocols.

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Subscribe to the IPPC Newsletter

Posted on Wed, 11 Feb 2015, 10:48

Do you have an interest in plants and plant health? Are you concerned about all the alien pests species that are causing damage to agriculture and the environment? Find out about the activities we are trying to do something about - subscribe to our newsletter now!!

The IPPC Secretariat now issues a regular newsletter so that you can keep up-to-date with IPPC news and activities. This is a simple and easy way of following our work or to find out about some of our activities, so please go to the page above and subscribe now.

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Celebration of World Wildlife Day 2015: Wildlife crime is serious

Posted on Fri, 06 Feb 2015, 12:01

3 March is the World Wildlife Day.

This is the day that the IPPC's Biodiversity Liaison Group partner, the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) was adopted in 1973.

CITES is one of the world's most powerful conventions for biodiversity conservation, regulating international trade of more than 35,000 species of wild fauna and flora, ensuring their survival in the wild with benefits for the livelihoods of local people and the global environment.

This topic is particularly relevant to the IPPC, whose mission is to protect the world’s plants resources ...

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Draft ISPMs for adoption by CPM-10 posted | Projets de normes pour adoption par la CMP-10 publiés | Proyectos de NIMF para adopción por la CMF-10 publicados

Posted on Mon, 02 Feb 2015, 12:30

The draft International Standards for Phytosanitary Measures that will be presented to CPM-10 (2015) for adoption have been posted in all FAO languages.

Please refer to CPM 2015/06 and attachments: https://www.ippc.int/core-activities/governance/cpm

Formal objections 14 days prior

Please be reminded that the deadline for submitting formal objections to the draft standards that will be presented for adoption at CPM-10 is 2 March 2015 at 12:00 (GMT +1) (14 days prior to the start of the session). Please refer to CPM 2015/XX document for more details (see https://www.ippc.int/core-activities/governance ...

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The list of adopted DPs is growing! Potato spindle tuber viroid (PSTVd) is adopted.

Posted on Mon, 02 Feb 2015, 10:30

The Standards Committee (SC) on behalf of the CPM has adopted one new Diagnostic Protocol (DP): Annex to ISPM 27. (Diagnostic protocols for regulated pests): Potato spindle tuber viroid. Up to now, seven diagnostic protocols were adopted by the Commission on Phytosanitary Measures (CPM). The list of adopted DPs is posted at https://www.ippc.int/core-activities/standards-setting/expert-drafting-groups/technical-panels/technical-panel-diagnostic-protocols.

The draft diagnostic protocol (DP) was under the 45-days notification period, which closed on 30 January 2015.

More information about the notification period for this DP is available at https://www.ippc.int/news/ippc-secretariat/notification-period-draft-dp-potato-spindle-tuber-viroid-now-open.

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