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Teamwork Award from FAO-AG Department to IPPC-IAEA Joint Team on the Fruit Fly Standards

Posted on Tue, 31 Jan 2017, 09:03

On 26 January 2017 an award for exceptional teamwork was conferred on the cross-UN agency team consisting of staff from the Joint FAO/International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Division of Nuclear Techniques in Food and Agriculture, and staff from the Standard setting unit of the IPPC Secretariat. The award is an honour bestowed upon staff of the Agriculture and Consumer Protection Department of FAO who carry out activities through exceptional teamwork that have a major impact on meeting the UN Sustainable Development Goals and the FAO strategic objectives.

Over the past 12 years, the IPPC-IAEA joint team has worked first ...

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Canada's contribution to IPPC

Posted on Mon, 30 Jan 2017, 11:06

Copyright: FAO/Lea Plantek

Canada has announced its financial support to the IPPC and other standard setting organizations. This has been recently announced in Berlin by Lawrence MacAulay, Canada's Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, to FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva.

Read the full news on the FAO website: http://www.fao.org/news/story/en/item/463873/icode/

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Financial support to attend CPM-12 in the Republic of Korea

Posted on Fri, 27 Jan 2017, 14:31

This message is on behalf of Mr Jinguyan Xia, Secretary of the IPPC

Dear IPPC Contact Point,

Please go the following link: https://www.ippc.int/en/publications/83967/ to obtain a copy of the letter regarding financial support for developing country attendance at the Twelfth Session of the Commission on Phytosanitary Measures, which will convene in Incheon, Republic of Korea, at Songdo Convention Center from 5 to 11 April 2017. Kindly refer to this letter for all details, paying particular attention to the eligibility criteria and obligations for support.

Please also note that funding can only be considered after ...

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A Regular Programme P4 Post (Agricultural Officer) Announced for the IPPC Secretariat

Posted on Thu, 26 Jan 2017, 10:42

The IPPC Secretariat is hiring an Agricultural Officer (the Regular Programme P4 post) to work as the lead of the Integration and Support Team (IST) under the supervision of the Secretary to the IPPC.

The International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC) is an international agreement on plant health with adherence of over 180 contracting parties, which aims to protect cultivated and wild plants by preventing the introduction and spread of plant pests. The Secretariat of the IPPC, provided by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, is responsible for facilitating the development and implementation of International Standards for Phytosanitary ...

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Vacancy Announcement - Agricultural Officer (P4)

Posted on Wed, 25 Jan 2017, 12:22

We are hiring! Open vacancy for IPPC Agricultural Officer based at Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) HQs in Rome. To know more and apply: http://www.fao.org/fileadmin/user_upload/VA/pdf/IRC3751.pdf

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2017 Annual Meeting of the IPPC Secretariat Held with the Theme “Teamwork”

Posted on Tue, 24 Jan 2017, 15:23

The 2017 annual meeting of the IPPC Secretariat was held on 19 January at the FAO HQs in Rome, Italy. The main objectives of the meeting were to review the major achievements of the IPPC Secretariat for 2016, to plan the core activities for 2017, and to strengthen teamwork for moving towards “One IPPC”. The meeting was chaired by Mr. Jingyuan Xia, the IPPC Secretary, and attended by all Secretariat staff. Team Leaders Brent Larson (SSU lead), Orlando Sosa (IFU lead) and Dorota Buzon (IST officer in charge), made briefings for the respected teams, while Marko Benovic and Mirko Montuori ...

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IPPC at CFS-43 videos

Posted on Mon, 23 Jan 2017, 16:24

The IPPC Secretariat is happy to announce the posting of eight videos in the Food Security section of the IPP (direct link here) related to the side session "Stop those pests! Plant health’s essential role in eradicating hunger and eliminating poverty", held during the 43rd session of the Committee on World Food Security (CFS-43).

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Focus on the oriental fruit fly’s impact on international trade

Posted on Mon, 23 Jan 2017, 14:04

Bactrocera dorsalis on a dragon fruit. Photo credits: Rui Cardoso Pereira.

The world of plant pests is immense. There are thousands of pest species that attack or infest a likewise high number of plant species resulting in crop losses with extremely detrimental effects on food security and poverty reduction. The International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC) aims to help reduce the introduction and spread of plant pests between countries through harmonized measures applied to the international movement of plants and plant products. The task is challenging due to the complexity of the combination of pests and hosts. Recent research confirming that ...

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Draft standards posted for CPM-12

Posted on Fri, 20 Jan 2017, 15:38

The draft International Standards for Phytosanitary Measures (ISPMs) that will be presented to CPM-12 (2017) for adoption have been posted in all languages. Please refer to CPM 2017/03 and attachments available at https://www.ippc.int/en/core-activities/governance/cpm/.

Objections Please be reminded that the deadline for submitting objections to the draft standards that will be presented for adoption at CPM-12 is 15 March 2017 (three weeks before the start of the session). Please refer to CPM 2017/03 document for more details.

Objections must be accompanied by technical justification and suggestions for improvement of the draft ISPM ...

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Posting of ISPM 5 (Glossary of phytosanitary terms) in Italian

Posted on Fri, 20 Jan 2017, 09:03

International standards on phytosanitary measures (ISPMs) are posted on the adopted standards page on the IPP (https://www.ippc.int/en/core-activities/standards-setting/ispms/) in the official six FAO languages. Any country that wishes to translate the ISPMs, after adoption by the Commission on Phytosanitary Measures, into their local language, is encouraged to do so under a co-publishing agreement with FAO. For more information on co-publising agreements please follow the following link: https://www.ippc.int/en/core-activities/governance/standards-setting/ispms/copublishing-agreements/

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Report of 9th CDC meeting posted

Posted on Mon, 16 Jan 2017, 10:21

The 9th Meeting of the CDC was successfully held in Rome from 5 to 9 December 2016. The report has been posted on the IPP. More information regarding ongoing IPPC capacity development activities and phytosanitary resources can be found on the Phytosanitary Resources website.

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TPDP draft agenda posted!

Posted on Thu, 12 Jan 2017, 09:33

The draft agenda of the next Technical Panel on Diagnostic Protocols (TPDP) has been posted at https://www.ippc.int/en/events/event/536/. The TPDP meeting will be held in Rome from 13 to 17 February 2017.

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Great Achievements in Organizing IPPC Regional Workshops for 2016

Posted on Mon, 09 Jan 2017, 09:00

Pulsatilla vulgaris var. costeana, endemic plant of the Grands Causses (France). The IPPC vision is to protect plants. IPPC Regional Workshop contribute to this vision. All contributors to the 2016 IPPC Regional Workshops are warmly thanked. © Cédric Rajadel (https://www.facebook.com/CedricRPhoto/)



The IPPC Secretariat, in a close collaboration with relevant RPPOs and FAO Regional/Sub-regional offices, successfully organized seven IPPC Regional Workshops for 2016. The workshops were extensively attended by 212 participants from 114 Contracting Parties (CPs). The specificities of the 2016 IPPC Regional Workshops were to engage CPs in learning how to analyze draft ISPMs and formulate ...

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