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Biodiversity Liaison Group Issues Joint Statement for UN Sustainable Development Summit

Posted on Wed, 30 Sep 2015, 15:04

The seven Secretaries of the Liaison Group of Biodiversity-related Conventions (BLG), of which the International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC) is a member, issued a joint statement in advance of the UN Sustainable Development Summit which took place from 25-27 September at UN Headquarters in New York. The full text of the statement.

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The IPPC Seminar on Invasive Alien Species: Trends and Patterns of Invasion, Global Impacts, and Possible responses

Posted on Tue, 29 Sep 2015, 18:36

The IPPC Seminar on Invasive Alien Species: Trends and Patterns of Invasion, Global Impacts, and Possible responses, took place in FAO headquarters on 24 September 2015. Dr Piero Genovesi, Chair IUCN Invasive Species Specialist Group, was invited to make the presentation. The Seminar was chaired by Dr. Jingyuan Xia, the IPPC Secretary, and had more than 60 participants from a number of different departments in FAO, among but not limited to fisheries, land and water, food safety and forestry. The French Ambassador, His Excellency Mr. Tomasi and some staff from China Mission to FAO were also present at the Seminar ...

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IPPC Regional Workshop for the Near East and North Africa (2015)

Posted on Fri, 25 Sep 2015, 08:37

The 2015 IPPC Regional Workshop for the Near East and North Africa was held 14-17 September, in Amman, Jordan, and there were 40 participants from 14 contracting parties and West Bank and Gaza Strip. The Workshop was organized by the FAO Regional Office for the Near East (FAO-RNE), the Jordan Plant Protection Organization and the IPPC Secretariat; and it was funded by FAO-NRE as well as from the IPPC Trust Fund.

The Workshop was co-chaired by Ms Fida'a Ali Al-Rawabdeh, Head of the Jordan Plant Protection Organization, and Mr Saad Moussa, Head of the Egyptian Plant Protection Organization, with ...

Tags: capacity developmentstandard settingNROsplant health standardstrade facilitationsurveillance
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November 2015 SC meeting: provisional agenda

Posted on Tue, 22 Sep 2015, 18:03

The 2015 November Standards Committee (SC) meeting will be held at the FAO Headquarter in Rome, Italy, from 16 - 20 November and the provisional agenda is now available. In addition, national plant protection organizations (NPPOs) and regional plant protection organizations (RPPOs) are able to download from the restricted SC area on the IPPC website the draft specifications which have been presented to the SC for approval. Please note that draft ISPMs presented to the SC will be posted at a later date.

Please also note, contracting parties and RPPOs can request to send one observer to attend the SC meeting ...

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Two new IPPC Diagnostic Protocols Adopted!

Posted on Tue, 22 Sep 2015, 17:58

Two new Diagnostic Protocols (DPs) on Ditylenchus destructor and Ditylenchus dipsaci, and Genus Anastrepha Schiner - DP 8 and DP 9, respectively – were adopted by the Standards Committee on behalf of the CPM as Annexes to ISPM 27 (Diagnostic protocols for regulated pests). These two draft DPs were subject to the IPPC 45-days notification period, which closed on 15 August 2015.The complete list of all adopted DPs are on the IPP.

The draft DP for Phytoplasmas was also subject to the same notification period, but it received one formal objection. This draft DP has been sent back to the Technical ...

Tags: DpISPM 27Ditylenchus destructorDitylenchus dipsaciGenus Anastrepha Schiner
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Message from the Chairperson of CPM Ms. Kyu-Ock YIM

Posted on Fri, 18 Sep 2015, 16:17

Update from the CPM Bureau

August 2015


First of all, I would like to express my sincere thanks to the Contracting Parties and delegates of CPM-10. It was the first CPM for me as a chairperson and I know it would not be successful without your active participation and cooperation. I felt warmly supported and a strong collective interest to move issues and decisions forward throughout the CPM week. Since CPM-10, there have been many meetings and progress in the activities of the IPPC. I would like to provide a brief update of the highlights and request your continued ...

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IPPC Secretariat Participates in Tenth Meeting of the Biodiversity Liaison Group

Posted on Thu, 17 Sep 2015, 10:58

IPPC Secretary, Jingyuan Xia, and IPPC Coordinator, Craig Fedchock, were active participants in the tenth meeting of the Biodiversity Liaison Group made up of the seven sustainable development agreements (SDAs) in Geneva on September 16.

The agenda covered a wide variety of topics, and the IPPC reported on developments related to activities related to the International Year of Plant Health proposal, as well as ePhyto efforts (to include additional cooperation between CITES and IPPC on similar systems). BLG conventions were invited by Secretary Xia to take part in the upcoming International Symposium on ePhyto to be held in Korea in ...

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IPPC Regional Workshop for Eastern Europe and Central Asia (2015)

Posted on Thu, 17 Sep 2015, 10:49

The 2015 IPPC Regional Workshop for Central and Eastern Europe and Central Asia organized by the FAO Regional Office for Eastern Europe and Central Asia (REU), the All-Russia Center for Plant Quarantine (VNIIKR) and the IPPC Secretariat, took place during the week of September 7 in Bykovo, Russia. Representatives from 12 National Plant Protection Organizations (NPPOs) in the region participated in workshop activities. The Workshop was chaired by Mr. Leonid Pleshko, Director of the NPPO of Belarus with the support of the IPPC Secretariat representative, Ms. Ketevan Lomsadze, REU Plant Production and Protection Officer Mr. Avetik Nersisyan, and the IPPC ...

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Dispute avoidance and settlement towards 2020

Posted on Mon, 14 Sep 2015, 12:34

Rome, Italy, 9 – 11 September 2015. The 12th meeting of the IPPC Subsidiary Body for Dispute Settlement (SBDS) was held at the FAO Headquarters in Rome and the chairpersonship of Ms Mennie Gerritsen-Wielard (Europe Region member). Members from Africa, Europe, North America, Latin and Caribbean America and the Pacific, met along with the IPPC Secretariat to discuss the status and progress made in the IPPC Dispute Avoidance and Settlement System (DASS).

Great focus was placed on the improvement of the IPPC DASS towards 2020 and how this could contribute to International Year of Plant Health in 2020 if it gets ...

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11 submissions received in answer to the 2015 Call for topics for the IPPC standard setting programme

Posted on Thu, 03 Sep 2015, 15:25

The 2015 Call for topics for the IPPC standard setting programme closed on 14 August 2015.

The IPPC Secretariat has received 11 submissions in answer to the call. All the submissions received have been posted at:

They will be presented to the Standards Committee (16-20 November 2015 meeting) for review.

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IYPH 2020 Seminar Presentation Now Online

Posted on Tue, 01 Sep 2015, 16:08

As previously announced Mr. Ralf Lopian presented a lecture on the proposed International Year of Plant Health (IYPH) for the year 2020. The seminar included an overview of the preliminary plans for the organization of the IYPH 2020, its objectives, its outputs as well as programmatic content.

The seminar was recorded and is available on our YouTube channel - IPPC Channel

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