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June 2016 Bureau and FC report are posted

Posted on Fri, 29 Jul 2016, 14:19

The CPM Bureau and Financial Committee report from their June 2016 meetings have been posted on the IPP. The Bureau report can be found here. The FC report can be found here.

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Harmonizing the IPPC diagnostic protocols to protect plant resource and to facilitate trade

Posted on Thu, 28 Jul 2016, 16:36

The International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC) meeting on Technical Panel on Diagnostic Protocols (TPDP) took place on 11-15 July 2016 in Montego Bay, Jamaica. The meeting was hosted by the Ministry of Industry Commerce Agriculture and Fisheries and organized by the Plant Quarantine Produce Inspection Branch, Jamaica’s National Plant Protection Organization (NPPO). The meeting was attended by seven TPDP members (Australia, Canada, France, Jamaica, New Zealand, Netherlands and USA), as well as the TPDP Steward, one invited expert (EPPO), two representatives from the host organization, and two representatives from the IPPC Secretariat, Ms Adriana Moreira and Ms Stephanie Dubon ...

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NROs automatic reminders system becomes active

Posted on Thu, 28 Jul 2016, 00:00

The NROs automatic reminders system was set up and becomes active today (28 July 2016). You can find more detailed information here.

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New York City Battles on Against Dutch Elm Disease

Posted on Tue, 26 Jul 2016, 09:36

Like elm trees across the globe, the elms in Central Park are stricken with a ruthless beetle–fungus alliance known as Dutch elm disease. In the early 1980s, the park was losing more than 100 elms—American and other species—each year. Today, thanks to diligent monitoring and eradication by the Central Park Conservancy, the death rate is much lower—sometimes in the single digits—although bad years can still claim as many as 35 trees. The fight goes on .....

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A Milestone for Implementation of Enhancement Evaluation: Preparing for Establishment of an Oversight Subsidiary Body on Implementation of the IPPC

Posted on Mon, 25 Jul 2016, 09:32

The Focus Group on establishment of a new subsidiary body for implementation of the IPPC met from 18-22 July 2016 at the EPPO Headquarters in Paris, France. The Focus Group was established following the decision by CPM 11 (2016) so as to carefully consider the purpose, scope and functions of the new subsidiary body and to propose governance, membership, and Rules of Procedure. The Focus Group was composed of a member from each region nominated through their Bureau member, as well as of one representative from the CPM Bureau, the Capacity Development Committee (CDC), the Standard Committee (SC), the Regional ...

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First annual report on the State of the World’s Plants released by the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew (UK)

Posted on Fri, 22 Jul 2016, 12:02

The first global report provides up-to-date information on the diversity of plants and threats to plants including a potential threat to food security. You can read more about it here: http://www.kew.org/discover/news/state-worlds-plants-report-released-kew

State of the World's Plants website: https://stateoftheworldsplants.com/

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2016 Mid-year Meeting of the IPPC Secretariat held with the Theme “Moving towards One IPPC”

Posted on Fri, 22 Jul 2016, 11:39

The 2016 Mid-year meeting of the IPPC Secretariat was held on 15 July at the HQ-FAO in Rome, Italy. The main objectives of the meeting were to review the major achievements of the IPPC Secretariat for the first semester, to plan the core activities for the second semester, and to strengthen team building for moving towards “One IPPC”. The meeting was chaired by Mr Jingyuan Xia, the IPPC Secretary, with participation of the Secretariat’s staff. The IPPC Coordinator (Mr Craig Fedchock) and the Team Leads (Mr Brent Larson, Mr Orlando Sosa and Mr David Nowell) made briefings on their ...

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The IPPC Delegate Meeting with the Senior Officials of the Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences (CAAS)

Posted on Fri, 22 Jul 2016, 09:44

The IPPC delegate had a meeting with the delegate of the Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences (CAAS) on 23 June 2016, in Beijing, China. The IPPC delegate, led by Dr. Jingyuan Xia (the IPPC Secretary), was composed of the core team members of the IPPC Secretariat and all the CPM Bureau members. The CAAS delegate, headed by Dr. Kongming Wu (the Vice President of the CAAS), and was consisted of over 15 senior officials in plant health research.

The Vice President Wu delivered a welcome address and a briefing on the CAAS; and the IPPC Secretary Xia made a brief ...

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The IPPC Delegate Meeting with the Senior Officials of the Chinese General Administration for Quality Supervision Inspection and Quarantine (AQSIQ)

Posted on Fri, 22 Jul 2016, 09:42

The IPPC delegate had a meeting with the delegate of the Chinese General Administration for Quality Supervision Inspection and Quarantine (AQSIQ) on 22 June 2016, in Beijing, China. The IPPC delegate, led by Dr. Jingyuan Xia (the IPPC Secretary), was composed of the core team members of the IPPC Secretariat and all the CPM Bureau members. The AQSIQ delegate, headed by Mr. Wei WANG (the Vice Minister of AQSIQ), was consisted of over 20 senior officials in the area of plant health regulation.

The Vice Minister WANG delivered a welcome address; and the Secretary XIA made a brief introduction about ...

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The IPPC Delegate Meeting with the Senior Officials of the China National Agricultural University (CAU)

Posted on Fri, 22 Jul 2016, 09:40

The IPPC delegate had a meeting with the delegate of the China National Agriculture University (CAU) on 21 June 2016, in Beijing, China. The IPPC delegate, led by Dr. Jingyuan Xia (the IPPC Secretary), was composed of the core team members of the IPPC Secretariat and all the CPM Bureau members. The CAU delegate, headed by Dr. Zhaohu Li (the Vice President of the CAU), was consisted of several professors of plant health.

The IPPC Secretary made a brief introduction about the IPPC, the IPPC governing bodies, the IPPC Secretariat, the IPPC core activities, and the IPPC cooperation with China ...

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CPM Bureau Meeting Successfully held in Beijing, China

Posted on Fri, 22 Jul 2016, 09:39

The CPM Bureau meeting was successfully run from 21-24 June in Beijing, China. This was the first Bureau meeting since the new membership was established during CPM-11 in April 2016, and it was also the first meeting of the CPM Bureau to be held outside of Rome. The meeting was chaired by Ms Lois Ransom, the Bureau Chair from Australia, and opened by Mr Jingyuan Xia, the IPPC Secretary, with presence of all the Bureau members.

At the opening section, Mr Caiwen He, the Deputy Director General of the Crop production and Protection Department as well as the Focus Point ...

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CPM Finance Committee Meeting successfully held in Beijing, China

Posted on Fri, 22 Jul 2016, 09:35

The CPM Finance Committee (FC) meeting was successfully held on 20 June in Beijing, China, This was the first FC meeting since the new membership was established during CPM-11 in April 2016, and it was also the first FC meeting to be run outside of Rome. The meeting was chaired by Ms Marie-Claude Forest (the FC Chair from Canada), and opened by Mr Jingyuan Xia (the IPPC Secretary), with presence of all the FC members.

The key topics of the FC meeting included a briefing on the budget performance and resource mobilization of the IPPC Secretariat for 2016, a discussion ...

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New Guide to National Reporting Obligations is available

Posted on Thu, 21 Jul 2016, 14:51

The new Guide to National Reporting Obligations (Version 1.1, May 2016) was uploaded on the IPP: https://www.ippc.int/en/publications/80405/

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CPM-11 Final Report (2016) available in 6 languages

Posted on Wed, 20 Jul 2016, 14:48

CPM - 11 Final Report (2016) is available now on the IPP in 6 official FAO languages: https://www.ippc.int/en/publications/82487/

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